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Move2Picasa Helps To Move Facebook Photos To Google+
12 July 2011
Application experts are cashing in on madness of people to migrate from Facebook to Google's new social media site, Google+. Software and websites which allow this migration is already showing up.
Move2Picasa is a small software which allows you to move your pictures from Facebook to Google+. Programmed by Pune-based Web developer Aman Kumar Jain, Move2Picasa shows more than 10,000 people putting in requests for pictures migration from their Facebook accounts to Google+ profiles.
Amiworks cofounder, Aman Kumar Jain, spoke, "I did not think it will get such a response. We moved 4 lakh photos which took up lot of resources. We have a long request queue waiting, so we have temporarily paused accepting requests."
The application, however, still do not have all features. It can either move all of your pictures or none. You are not allowed to pick few of them to move, and also it doesn't allow you to pick tags and comments associated to it. It takes around 3 hours to move all the pictures. The pictures get added to the Picasa albums in Google accounts and can, later on, be shared on Google+ profile.
Aman Kumar Jain said that he got $150 in response to a donation appeal for hosting expenses of the website. He also added that, "I have also got around 25 requests for a paid app that can move photos on a priority basis. They want to move large volumes of photo. We are in the process of developing it and also scaling up resources to clear the current queue of requests."
Although the application carries out or makes a copy of all the pictures from Facebook into the rival Google+, Jain do not think Facebook to block it soon. "The app uses Facebook's APIs and does not violate any of Facebook's rules. So, I do not think Move2Picasa will face any block from the Facebook authorities."
Another invention that has emerged allows users to see their news feed - updates from friends - on Facebook directly from Google+. Most of these application development is happening at local and small software companies. A browser plugin, named Google+Facebook, needs to be installed for this.
It then unites the browser and people can see a Facebook tab in their Google+ profiles. They can connect into your Facebook account and see updates from your friends. Although it does not have all the features of Facebook, it clears out advertising on Facebook.
Another developer has made a voting platform called LikevsPlus which compares Facebook's 'Like' feature with Google's 'Plus' feature. When counted, Plus had 17,000 votes as compared to Like with 29,000 votes.