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Easily move those old pics off of Facebook and into your Google Photos

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This tool fixes the pain of switching all of your photos over. If you've been on Facebook for more than a few years, you probably have loads of photos and videos that only exist there. They likely even predate your Google Photos, Dropbox, or OneDrive accounts. Sure, you could download all of your data, fish through it to find your photos, and start re-uploading them, but what a colossal pain! Thankfully, Facebook has a tool that lets you transfer your Facebook photos to your Google Photos account. Here's how to use it. How to transfer pictures from Facebook to Google Photos I recommend doing this from a computer rather than a mobile device. Log in to Facebook. Click on the drop-down arrow at the top right of the screen. Click on Settings & Privacy . Click on Settings . From the left navigation menu, click on Your Facebook Information . Click on Transfer a Copy of Your Photos or Videos (you can only do one at a time). Choose Google Photos as the

Facebook Dating launches in Europe after lengthy delay

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Facebook Dating, the social network’s competitor to Tinder and other dating apps, launches today in Europe after a long delay from its planned Valentine’s Day debut. The dating service offers the same features in Europe as it does in the US , using the existing profile you’ve created on Facebook to find potential matches. Facebook tailors these matches with your preferences, Facebook activity, and, if you opt in, groups and events. FACEBOOK ORIGINALLY PLANNED TO LAUNCH ITS DATING SERVICE IN EUROPE BACK IN FEBRUARY While the service still only appears as a tab in Facebook’s mobile app, it’s deeply integrated with the rest of the social giant’s products. Your profile can pull stories and photos from Instagram, you can initiate Messenger video calls from chats, and the splashy Secret Crush feature searches both your Instagram followers and Facebook friends for potential matches. Facebook touts the service’s privacy features, with many of its more personal matching tactics

Facebook is testing mini social networks focused on you and your neighbors

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Facebook’s next big play could be all about getting to know your neighbors. The company confirmed this week that it’s testing a new feature that encourages users to post and share news in miniature social networks focused on small geographical areas. Users can create special profiles that share limited information with their neighbors, while Facebook itself will use the detailed location data it collects from those enrolled to serve “more relevant” ads. The feature, named Neighborhoods, is currently being tested in just a single market, Calgary in Canada, but it’s likely Facebook will roll out access more widely if the test is a success. Another hyperlocal social network, Next door, has shown the viability of this model and is reportedly seeking an IPO with a valuation of between $4 billion and $5 billion. Screenshots of the Neighborhoods feature were shared on Twitter, on Tuesday by social media consultant Matt Navarra, while an earlier, version of the feature was spotted i

This Week in Apps: Facebook takes on Houseparty, Fortnite comes to Google Play, contact tracing API

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Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a  record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019, according to App Annie’s “State of Mobile” annual report. People are now spending 3 hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a combined $544 billion valuation, 6.5x higher than those without a mobile focus. In this Extra Crunch series, we help you keep up with the latest news from the world of apps, delivered on a weekly basis. This week we’re continuing to look at how the coronavirus outbreak is impacting the world of mobile applications, including new details about Apple and Google’s contact tracing API to be released to developers, how app makers are angling for a piece of video calling

How to bring Harry Potter magic to your Facebook account

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Quickly, Potterheads, to Facebook! Wanna feel old? The first Harry Potter book was released 20 years ago today. Don't let that bum you out, though. In celebration of this anniversary, Facebook has turned a few of your favorite words into spells you and your friends can activate on both the app and the website. Here's how it works! Casting a Harry Potter spell on Facebook

Here is what Microsoft gave the teenager has been arrested for the levying of a homemade clock to school

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what Microsoft gave the teenager has been arrested for the levying of a homemade clock to school it is quite a week for Ahmed Mohamed. The 14-year-old was arrested this last Monday in his Irving, Texas high school to bring a homemade clock in the class to show his teachers at MacArthur High School. Then he was questioned by police and held in custody for building, what the police as a "hoax bomb." Mohamed was finally released after the police do not complain. However, this was certainly not the end is how the story went viral on the Internet. Many supported Dr Mahathir's comments inventive curiosity - although some asked, such as "imaginative" clock was - and President Obama even invited the teen to visit to the White House. Mohamed was celebrated as a hero, with other tech leaders like Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Box CEO Aaron Levie invited him to a visit to the Silicon Valley offices. Now, Microsoft shows Mohamed some love. Here is a Tweet fro

Finally, you'll soon be able to 'dislike," but' things on Facebook, says Mark Zuckerberg

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Finally, you'll soon be able to 'dislike," but' things on Facebook, says Mark Zuckerberg Mark Zuckerberg announced today that Facebook finally works on a "dislike" button. "I think people have asked, the button doesn't like for many years. Today is a special day, because today is the day when I can say, we are working on it and shipping," said Zuckerberg during the Q&A on Facebook's headquarters. Zuckerberg said that the social network does not immediately Design way because you do not want it to a Reddit-style system of upvoting and downvoting will have. "This is not what we here in the world to build," said Zuckerberg. But, Facebook and Zuckerberg have recognized that the people with a view not to downvote, each other, but to have an option, the feelings of others as "May." Zuckerberg quoted moments, such as the news of the recent refugee crisis or even contributions about family members that have died.

Apple One-Click Link U2 remove junk from iTunes Marks fault Marketing Textbook

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Execution is everything Musical tastes are personal. And it seems that force-feeding people a new album from U2, unsolicited, doesn’t go over well. Apple giving away U2′s new Songs of Innocence is in itself not a bad thing. But there are two problems. One, the album is poorly reviewed – think Paul McCartney “Wonderful Christmastime” rather than Abbey Road. Two, because the album simply appeared in purchased music – and because iTunes (cleverly enough) displays what you’ve purchased from iCloud – it showed up in people’s collections when it didn’t belong. So, we’ve learned something. This doesn’t work. And as always, you can’t really buy marketing. That is, sure, Aphex Twin rented a blimp, but in the end, they had more successful viral marketing because they let their fans choose to spread their new release. U2 tried to force that promotion, and even though Apple and U2 are loved by many people, the combination comes across as corporate and inauthentic. Peter Cohen sh

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