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Apple launches iCloud photo and video transfer service

Now inter platform transfer works with Google Photos!


According to a new MacRumors’ report today, Apple launched a new service this week to help iCloud users quickly and easily transfer their stored photos and videos to Google Photos.

Apple stated in its support document that users can log on to Apple’s privacy website and view the “Transfer Data Copy” option. If the user selects this option and completes all the steps, Apple will transfer the user’s iCloud photos and videos to Google Photos.

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We do understand that the transfer process takes three to seven days, and Apple will verify whether the request was made by the user themselves. To transfer, the user’s Apple ID account must have two-factor authentication turned on, and the user must have a Google Photos account with sufficient storage space to complete the transfer.

Smart albums, dynamic photos, photo stream content, some metadata and some RAW photos cannot be transferred , but they are all compatible with .jpg, .png, .webp, .gif, some RAW files, .mpg, .mod, .mmv, .tod , .Wmv, .asf, .avi, .divx, .mov, .m4v, .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .m2t, .m2ts, .mts and .mkv.

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It should be noted that if a photo has been edited, the original version of the photo cannot be transferred. Only the latest version that has been edited will be transferred, and the duplicate photo will only be displayed as a photo.

Currently, Apple’s iCloud transfer service is only available to users in Australia, Canada, the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

So I guess Indian people will miss out on this feature. So guys what do you think about this latest update? Does it seem like that Apple is opening up it’s walled garden in order to allow more people to jump ship, or make it easier for them to choose the platform of their liking. Do let us know your thoughts on this situation in the comments section below! Feel free to subscribe to our newsletter and our push notifications in order to receive more timely tech updates, leaks and much more on a daily basis!

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