How to download all your Facebook data to Google plus?

This article mentions the easiest ways to transfer all your personal data and even your friends from Facebook to Google plus. Read on t know how to transfer your contact list, your photos and videos by using extensions and automated features without getting into any problem

Switching from Facebook to Google plus seems to be a preposterous idea considering all your friends are on Facebook and moreover all your photos and videos too are on Facebook. Thinking to transfer all that huge data one by one might seem a very difficult task however if you liked the user friendly interface and are interested in making the move we will help you with the easiest ways to do this.

Here are the ways to move all your contacts, photos and videos from Facebook to Google plus easily:

Moving contacts from Facebook to Google plus

The easiest method to transfer the contacts is Yahoo considering the fact that Facebook fiercely closing down all applications which were specifically designed for this purpose. Moreover some apps which still do this task add all contacts to your Gmail contacts too which you might not like. So it is better to use Yahoo to transfer your contacts.

  • Sign in to your Yahoo account or make a new one which will take only a few minutes.

  • Go to your contacts tab

  • Select 'import contacts' option

  • Choose Facebook option

  • Check if you have all your contacts there

  • Go to your Google plus account and go to Circles

  • Click Find and invite

  • Select the Yahoo button and send the invites

  • Organize your invited friends into Circles

It might be possible that many of your friends are already on Google plus so when you add them in Circles you will be surprised to see many of them in this new Social network already

Moving photos from Facebook to Google plus

For moving your photos from Facebook to Google plus the best way is using your Chrome extension.
  1. Go to Chrome extensions page and install "Move your photos" Chrome extension

  2. Log into your Facebook account

  3. Click on the "Move your photos" extension

  4. Select the photos you wish to move and the photos will be automatically uploaded to your Google plus account

  5. Don't close the window or log out till you see the progress bar in the right hand corner

Once you have transferred all your photos you can set the privacy settings on each album using the Edit link available under the album. By default the privacy settings will be set to private. This facility is also available in Firefox with the downside that in Firefox you will have to download each folder individually.

Moving videos from Facebook to Google plus

This is quite a heavy task as you need to first download each video to your computer and then upload it on Google plus. So if you have a limited data plan avoid this step.
Anyhow, if you want to transfer in any case follow these steps:
  1. Log into your Facebook account

  2. Go to your account settings

  3. Click on "Download Your information"

  4. Click on the Learn More link and click on the Download button. It will take a while to complete

  5. You will receive a mail on the registered email account with a link to proceed to download

If you have a lot of uploaded videos on Facebook a few of them might go missing. In this case use the Firefox video downloader to first download the video to your computer and then upload it your Google plus account.

So now if you have everything on your Google plus except some of your friends then there is a solution for this too. Use Chrome and Firefox extension "Start Google+". This will let you toggle between Facebook and Google plus. Icons for both will be shows in the upper-right hand corner. Any update you post on Google plus will be duplicated on Facebook just by clicking on the Facebook button after posting the update in Google plus. You can also receive updates from friends using the Feed feature of Facebook which will be plugged into Google+ feed. There are more options for these purposes, choose what suits you the best.

Read My thoughts about Google+ after a month of usage- Google+ review

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