Facebook updates the Transfer Your Information (TYI) tool

Facebook is announcing several updates to the Transfer Your Information (TYI) tool to make data portability more seamless for users.

To provide people with choice and control over their data, Facebook spent the last few months rebuilding the data portability tool from the ground up.

Now, it’s easier for people to transfer a copy of their data from Facebook to other services.

These updates include user experience improvements, two new destinations: Photobucket and Google Calendar, and one new data type: Facebook Events.

We’re excited about these new changes because they provide people with even more choice and control, while also fostering innovation with our partners.

Says Facebook.

This update includes:

  • A completely rebuilt experience that’s simpler and more intuitive — people can now more easily see what destinations and what data types are supported
  • Greater transparency around the status of each transfer, including making it easier to retry certain transfers
  • The ability to simultaneously start multiple data transfers for one destination
  • Filters that allow people to more precisely select the data they want to transfer

To learn more you can view the data portability white paper and submission to the Federal Trade Commission.

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