The tool is now being rolled out in Ireland, but will be made available worldwide in early 2020, the company said today in a blog post.
The new Facebook tool will only be available in Ireland initially, but will be rolled out worldwide in 2020.
Facebook's upcoming Google Photos export tool is the company's first tool built on the Data Transfer Project (DTP) framework.More news: Hunt for pair after miracle outback rescue
It is part of a drive by Facebook to increase data portability in order to give users better control over their own information.
Facebook has started testing a tool that lets users move their images more easily to other online services, as it faces pressure from regulators to loosen its grip on data.
"We want to build practical portability solutions people can trust and use effectively", said Mr Sattterfield.
Privacy and security are key considerations, the social media giant notes, so the data transfer process will involve encryption, and users are asked for a password before a transfer can take place.More news: China urges Canada to free Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou
Once the feature is available in your region, it'll be available in the Your Facebook Information section of your settings. It's a new system created to allow seamless data transfer across all the popular online platforms.
The wider Data Transfer Project consists of three main parts - a set of shared data to represent each content type, a system to handle authentication and a task manager to ensure everything is put together properly.
'We are excited to be putting this first tool out and look forward to working with even more experts and companies, especially startups and new platforms, as this project continues to expand'.More news: Lyon bags five as Australia close in on 2-0