Facebook now lets you export text posts, making it even easier to ditch the service

Facebook now lets you export text posts, making it even easier to ditch the service

Facebook has introduced a new tool that will allow users to export texts posts, including notes. Users will be able to transfer their data directly to Google Docs, Blogger, and WordPress. The feature is rolling out around the globe and is part of the social network’s effort to give users better control over their data.

The new Facebook tool arrives after the social networking made it easy for users to transfer their photos and videos to Google Photos.

“We designed this tool with privacy, security and utility in mind. We’ll ask you to re-enter your password before the transfer starts and encrypt your data as it moves between services, so you can be confident it will be transferred securely,” Facebook said in a blog post.

Facebook users can transfer their text posts by going to the settings in “Your Facebook Information” and clicking “Transfer Your Information.” The prompts will then take you through a series of steps to help securely transfer your data.

Facebook said it plans to continue expanding its 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,” Facebook said.

With Facebook deciding it won’t alert the over 500 million people whose information may have been part of a data breach, now may be the time to get off the platform. With the latest tools, getting some of your data onto another service or offline has never been easier.

Speaking of keeping your information safe and secure, the social network recently expanded support for two-factor authentication security keys to mobile devices. Mobile security keys are one of the best ways to keep your account safe and is a good idea no matter what social media or service you’re a member of.

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Brandon's love of technology can be traced back to his childhood, when he would obsessively watch Back to the Future. Since then he's followed the industry and its many innovations, from handheld consoles to powerful smartphones. He's still waiting on a hoverboard.