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Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft unite: Data Transfer Project promises portability between services

Many of our readers should be familiar with Takeout, ostensibly now called "Download your Data," which allows you to back up a copy of all the information associated with your account for most of Google's services. Right now you can even use it to transition your Drive storage between providers, but thanks to the upcoming open-source Data Transfer Project—publicized yesterday in a joint effort with Microsoft, Twitter, and Facebook—that data may someday be as portable as your phone. 

Google actually low-key announced this project all the way back its May 11th GDPR announcement, but at the time it was just a new open-source project in the very early stages that would "in time, be of use to any developer wanting to offer seamless transfer of data from one service directly into an alternative (or vice versa)." With Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft jumping on board for compatibility, the project is making significant progress.

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Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft unite: Data Transfer Project promises portability between services was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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