How to Move Your Photos from Facebook to Google+

Everyone can’t wait to try out Google+ – even my friends are (hopefully joking) that they’re cancelling all their plans to try out Google’s new social network. Does this mean Facebook users are jumping ship in droves for Google+? If so, and if you’re one of them, you’ll need a way to bring your data, including your photos, with you. Luckily, there are a number of easy ways to transfer your Facebook pictures over to Google’s Picasa (soon to be Google Photos) so your friends can easily find these pictures on Google+. Here are two of your options to help move your photos from Facebook to Google+:

Move2Picasa

One option for moving your Facebook photos to Picasa (Google Photos) so your friends, family, and colleagues and can see them on Google+ is with the app Move2Picasa. The app is simple to use: just log in to the app with Facebook and allow the app to access your basic information, and, of course, your photos. All of your Facebook photos will then be migrated over to Picasa. The only caveat is Move2Picasa got some heavy press over at TechCrunch recently, and the app is having a bit of trouble handling the demand for migration.

move photos from facebook to googleFotolink

If you can’t wait to move your photos from Facebook to Google’s Picasa, another app called Fotolink can do the trick for you right here and right now — even with a few more features. Like Move2Picasa, you just allow Fotolink to access your basic information, including your photos. Then, connect your Picasa account by clicking on the Photo Accounts tab and allowing Picasa to connect with the app. You will then see your Picasa albums under My Online Accounts on the left side of the app. To copy existing photos from Facebook to Picasa, which are shared under Photos on Google Plus, just copy all the photos under each album and then paste them into your album of choice under your Picasa tab. What’s great about Fotolink in comparison to Move2Picasa is you can pick and choose not only which albums to transfer to Google, but which photos. You even have the luxury to mix and match entirely new albums in Picasa. An added bonus? You can even steal pictures from your friends’ albums to migrate to Google with Fotolink.

Have you found another way to move your photos from Facebook to Google’s Picasa? Let us know in the comments!

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  • Anonymous

    Wonder how long it will take Facebook to block this.

  • Anonymous

    Wonder how long it will take Facebook to block this.

  • http://twitter.com/GJMurray Garry

    Let hope not until I get all my albums copied and transferred!..Get going hackmanj

  • http://twitter.com/GJMurray Garry

    Let hope not until I get all my albums copied and transferred!..Get going hackmanj

  • William Reading

    Can’t you just download your entire facebook history from facebook directly and use a different tool to push the pictures online? (How to do that: http://www.facebook.com/help/?page=18830)

    • http://twitter.com/VadersGirl Cassandra

      This “Download Your Info” feature on FBook mysteriously stopped working yesterday

  • William Reading

    Can’t you just download your entire facebook history from facebook directly and use a different tool to push the pictures online? (How to do that: http://www.facebook.com/help/?page=18830)

  • William Reading

    Can’t you just download your entire facebook history from facebook directly and use a different tool to push the pictures online? (How to do that: http://www.facebook.com/help/?page=18830)

    • http://twitter.com/VadersGirl Cassandra

      This “Download Your Info” feature on FBook mysteriously stopped working yesterday

  • http://twitter.com/JSP0421 Joel Parker

    An even better method is using PhotoGrabber (http://code.google.com/p/photograbber/) and then uploading to Picasa yourself.

  • http://twitter.com/JSP0421 Joel Parker

    An even better method is using PhotoGrabber (http://code.google.com/p/photograbber/) and then uploading to Picasa yourself.

  • http://twitter.com/JSP0421 Joel Parker

    An even better method is using PhotoGrabber (http://code.google.com/p/photograbber/) and then uploading to Picasa yourself.

  • Andrea Rossi

    You can also simply ask Facebook for your data (the option is somewhere in the Facebook mess). It takes some hours to go but, when they collect all the data, you have a great zip file with the albums divided into directories. Take these directories and simply upload the photos with the awesome google+ uploading interface! Done! :D

  • Andrea Rossi

    You can also simply ask Facebook for your data (the option is somewhere in the Facebook mess). It takes some hours to go but, when they collect all the data, you have a great zip file with the albums divided into directories. Take these directories and simply upload the photos with the awesome google+ uploading interface! Done! :D

  • Andrea Rossi

    You can also simply ask Facebook for your data (the option is somewhere in the Facebook mess). It takes some hours to go but, when they collect all the data, you have a great zip file with the albums divided into directories. Take these directories and simply upload the photos with the awesome google+ uploading interface! Done! :D

  • tom heller

    You can also use http://fbdownloader.com (which was chosen twice as the best Facebook photos downloader)

    • Max Airborne

      Looks like this is only for windoze.

  • tom heller

    You can also use http://fbdownloader.com (which was chosen twice as the best Facebook photos downloader)

  • tom heller

    You can also use fbdownloader (which was chosen twice as the best Facebook photos fownloader)

    • Max Airborne

      Looks like this is only for windoze.

  • Album Integration

    Now Fotolink lets you create albums directly in Google+ so instead of blindly copying all the photos here is the chance to organize them easily.

  • Max Airborne

    Tried testing the Fotolink app for copying one photo album from Facebook to Google+. It seems to be a great full-featured app, however it doesn’t work properly. I could only get it to move some photos, with no indication of errors except that some of the photos didn’t appear in the new location. Subsequent attempts to copy and past the missing photos simply failed. I ended up moving a bunch of them by downloading them and then re-uploading. Tedious. And unfortunate that all photo captions are lost in the process.

  • Max Airborne

    Tried testing the Fotolink app for copying one photo album from Facebook to Google+. It seems to be a great full-featured app, however it doesn’t work properly. I could only get it to move some photos, with no indication of errors except that some of the photos didn’t appear in the new location. Subsequent attempts to copy and past the missing photos simply failed. I ended up moving a bunch of them by downloading them and then re-uploading. Tedious. And unfortunate that all photo captions are lost in the process.

  • Jasmine Zarela

    I also had problems using these other two services – one had missing photos and with the other the album covers were incorrect. I saw the Move2plus app in the app store yesterday and tried it out – it worked perfectly. Anyway, here’s their link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/move2plus/id452329390?mt=8

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    wow this guy has his head on straight, I wonder id he’ll ever make a stand for something maybe like chicken strips!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000892313572 Rob Bromwell

    wow this guy has his head on straight, I wonder id he’ll ever make a stand for something maybe like chicken strips!!

    • http://twitter.com/wirelessspider James Loftus

      Well if he was to make a stand for chicken strips he would need one for some tomato Sauce as well OBV!!!

      GOD SOME PEOPLE!

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    genius!

  • Robert Fletcher

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  • Robert Fletcher

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  • Jonathan Elano

    Thanks for the
    great insights in your post about moving facebok photos to Google Plus and
    Picassa. Photo sharing  Google Plus
    startlingly a robust new find. Thanks to Picasa which is my preferred way for
    sharing. It will grow soon.

    JVMhost

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