A new article on Social Media Today
reports that Facebook is adding more ways for users to maintain control of their on-platform data, with a new option to transfer your Facebook posts and notes to Google Docs, Blogger, or WordPress. This move is the latest element in Facebook's wider evolving data portability push.
"People can now directly transfer their notes and posts to Google Docs, Blogger and WordPress.com. These updates extend the reach of the tool that already enables people to transfer their photos and videos to Backblaze, Dropbox, Google Photos, and Koofr. To better reflect the range of data types people can now transfer to our partners' services, we're renaming the tool "Transfer Your Information."
If this affects you, don't worry. Facebook also provided a helpful overview of the transfer process:
This update expands Facebook's already available tools for transferring your Facebook photos and images, which it extended to more platforms last September. It's all part of Facebook's broader data portability push, which it's been seeking external agreement on to extend its capacity. Facebook notes it's still seeking external regulation on this aspect:
"We plan to continue expanding our data types and partners in the future. However, the ecosystem we are building to support data portability will not come to fruition without regulation that clarifies which data should be made portable and who is responsible for protecting data once it has been transferred. We hope that today's updates can help advance conversations with policymakers, developers, and experts about these issues. Although some laws, such as the GDPR and CCPA, already guarantee the right to portability, we believe companies and people would benefit from additional guidance about what it means to put those rules into practice."