Have you started liking Google Plus more than Facebook and you don’t know how to move all your information from it to the new social networking site? If yes, then no need to worry any more. Here we have some easy tips for you to migrate from Facebook to Google Plus account.
How To export Facebook information
First you need to download your Facebook information completely. For doing this you have to log into your Facebook account and then go to account settings section.
It is in the top right corner of the page. There you have to click on “learn more”. It is next to the “download your information”.
Next, enter your password and click on continue. Facebook system will send an email to you once the download is ready. Click on the link given in the email and a zip file will be downloaded containing all your files. After the downloading is completed, extract the files and open index.html file to check whether all the information is there.
How to import photos
Google Plus uses Picasa photo albums and you need to downlaod Picasa first. After Picasa is downloaded and installed, open it and add the Facebook photos folder to it. Before importing you need to scan the folders once with Picasa itself.
After importing the photos, find the relevant albums and select it to sync with web. It is one the right side of the window.
Next, a pop-up window will come up asking you to sign in to web albums. Here you have to sign in with your Google+ account. One more pop-up will open verifying your upload settings. You change the settings here and modify it according to your liking. Also, to avoid being asked every time, you have to check the box – “use the above settings”.
It is recommended that you keep the new album visibility as default private. Later you can change the settings from your Google+.
After doing this go back again to Picasa and click their Sync. The photos from the album will now be uploaded in the background.
How to share photos on Google Plus
Once your photos are uploaded on Google+, you need to log in there and click on photos icon on the top banner. Navigate through the photo albums on the left. Open the albums that you had uploaded little before and click on share album button at the top. Its done now. Your photos are now made public. If you don’t want it to be public then remove the Public circle and add your own choice. Both will make a post in your stream but the visibility is according to your settings. If you don’t want it to be in the stream then you can change it by clicking the edit button in the main album page.
Share it with only the trusted people because the person can re-share your photos.
How to import your videos
Find the videos folder from the Facebook export that you downloaded little before. Log into Google+ and click videos on your profile. There you need to click on upload new videos and drag videos from your system to the browser. After doing this you can name the video album, create it and also share it.
How to import Facebook friends
For this you need to open login.yahoo.com and there you sign in with Facebook account. You can also sign in here with your Yahoo account if you have any.
Next you have to confirm access there and sign in with Facebook account. After this go to address.yahoo.com and click on tools > import.
Here you will get a Facebook option. Select the option and confirm the access. The contacts will start getting imported to it automatically. After the contacts are imported, export it to a .CSV file from the tools menu. Export it to Microsoft Outlook in your system and save the file.
Next, you go to Gmail and click on contacts after logging into it. There you have to click more actions > import.
Find the .CSV file and select for importing. Import the contacts in a new group there and then again go to Google+. There you see the new contacts under find and invite. Now you add friends to the circles and start sending invitation to all of them if they are still not in Google Plus.
Now you have successfully migrated from Facebook to Google Plus.
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