The tech giant Apple has introduced a new service that’s designed to make it quick and easy for iCloud users to transfer their stored photos and videos to Google Photos. (via MacRumors)

The feature has a support document outlining the procedure, which simply entails going to privacy.apple.com, logging in, and going through the “transfer a copy of your data” process. Apple says the transfer will take between three days to a week.

Some things won’t transfer: Apple says shared albums, smart albums, photo stream content, live photos, some metadata, and media that isn’t stored in your iCloud Photo Library won’t come along for the ride.

Transferring photos and videos from iCloud Photos does not remove the content you have stored with Apple, but it provides a backup method and stores a copy of the content on Google ‌Photos‌.

How To Copy Your Photos From Apple Photos To Google Photos

  • First head to Apple’s privacy website (privacy.apple.com/account) on your computer.
  • Log in with your Apple account.
  • Choose “Request to transfer a copy of your data.”
  • You’ll see a summary of the number of photos and videos stored in iCloud Photos and how much storage they currently use.
  • Under “Choose where you’d like to transfer your photos” select “Google Photos.” It’s the only option right now.
  • Check the boxes to transfer videos and photos.
  • Tap Continue.
  • Confirm you’re aware that your photos and videos won’t fully transfer if your Google One drive runs out of space by tapping “Continue” again.
  • Log in with your Google Account and grant Apple access to your Google Photos library.
  • Choose “Confirm Transfers.”
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That’s it. You should see the pictures appear in your Google account when the transfer is complete, after which you’ll also receive an email confirmation. Just be patient: It may take several days depending on how big your library is.

The feature is currently only available to people in Australia, Canada, the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.