Facebook has announced that it's expanding the scope of its data transfer tools to now include posts and notes on the social network. The company first introduced the ability to transfer photos and videos to platforms like Google Photos in December of 2019, expanding to more platforms over time, but text-based content was still locked to Facebook until now.
Should you want to transfer your text posts somewhere else, Facebook says you can choose Google Docs, Blogger, or WordPress.com as options for your posts and notes, though only Google Docs and WordPress seem to be available on our end. Just like with other data types, once you request the transfer, Facebook will carry it out in the background, and it will send you an email once it's done.
Facebook says the tool is built with privacy in mind, and you'll need to re-enter your password to begin the transfer. Additionally, data is encrypted during the transfer, so prying eyes shouldn't be able to look into it.
Privacy isn't something the social network has been known for, so the company has focused on it more in the past few years in an attempt to regain consumer trust. Facebook's Privacy Progress page was also updated today to provide more information and transparency on its approach to protecting people's privacy.
If you're not convinced by Facebook's efforts, you can at least export more of your content now. The transfer tool is accessible in the Your Facebook Information section of your Facebook account settings, and you can also just download your information if you'd rather keep it locally.