How to Transfer Facebook Photos to Dropbox [Detailed Guide]

In this guide, you will get to know how to transfer Facebook photos to Dropbox directly and other effective ways to upload your Facebook photos to Dropbox.


by Zoey Lasted Updated March 7, 2023

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Is there a way to back up Facebook photos?

Facebook is the most famous social application, aiming to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. You are allowed to share your ideas, photos, videos, and comments on Facebook casually.

Some photos and videos on your Facebook may be quite significant to you. Thus, you may need to backup photos to cloud to protect your data security.

Among all cloud storage services, Dropbox is one of the choices for most users. It is well-organized and scalable, providing comprehensive features like version history, file sharing, selective sync, and more. Then, how to transfer Facebook photos to Dropbox? We will show you the detailed steps in the following section.

How to transfer Facebook photos to Dropbox directly

How to back up Facebook photos to Dropbox? On Facebook, there is a built-in feature that can transfer your Facebook photos to Dropbox directly. You can follow the detailed steps here to do it.

1. Go to the Facebook official website. Log into your account.

2. Press the drop-down arrow icon on the top right to expand the menu. Select Settings & privacy.

Facebook Drop Icon

3. Click on the Settings option here.

Facebook Settings

4. Please go to Your Facebook Information section. Then click on View beside the Transfer A Copy Of Your Photos Or Videos description.

Facebook Information

5. Click Choose destination to select Dropbox as your transfer destination.

Facebook Choose Dropbox

6. Choose Photos, but you can only transfer all of your Facebook photos to Dropbox. Press the Next button.

Facebook Choose Photos

7. Next, you need to sign into your Dropbox account and allow Facebook to access it. After that, click on Confirm Transfer on the Facebook page to transfer Facebook to Dropbox at once.

Facebook Confirm Transfer

3 ways to transfer Facebook photos to Dropbox selectively

Since the photo transfer feature in Facebook can only help you transfer all photos to Dropbox, you can consider some other ways to upload photos to Dropbox selectively. Before transferring, you need to download your Facebook photos in a local path on your computer. Then, you can choose any method here to import Facebook photo to Dropbox according to your requirements.

Way 1. Transfer Facebook photos to Dropbox on website

If you do not download extra software on your computer, you can directly upload to Dropbox without local copy via its official website. Just go to the Dropbox web page, then sign into your account. Click on Upload files to choose your Facebook photos from the local path to transfer to Dropbox.

Upload Files to Dropbox

Way 2. Transfer Facebook photos to Dropbox on desktop

Generally, online storage for files will provide an official desktop client. Dropbox also offers a desktop application for you. To perform Dropbox secure upload task, you can do it on desktop directly.

1. Download and set up the Dropbox desktop application on your computer first. Sign into your Dropbox account.

Dropbox Sing In

2. After setting up, you will get a Dropbox folder on your computer. To transfer photos or other files to Dropbox, you can directly drag and drop them to this folder.

View Dropbox Through File Explorer

Way 3. Transfer Facebook photos to Dropbox quickly

To transfer Facebook photos to Dropbox at a high speed, we recommend you use a professional free cloud backup service called CBackup. You can use the cloud backup feature in CBackup to transfer Facebook photos to Dropbox, and then remove the local files to free up storage space on your computer.

  • There is no limitation on transfer speed and file size so you can transfer your Facebook photos to Dropbox quickly.
  • CBackup supports transfer tasks for all types of data, like photos, videos, documents, programs, and even hard drives, the whole computer.
  • In addition to Dropbox, many other mainstream cloud drives can be the transfer destination in CBackup like Google Drive, OneDrive, etc.

Let’s discuss how to transfer Facebook photos to Dropbox fast.

1. Get and install the CBackup desktop application on your computer first. Sign up for a new CBackup account, then open the app to log into your account.

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2. Choose the Storage tab. Choose Dropbox > Authorize Now. Let CBackup access your Dropbox account safely.

Select Dropbox

3. Click on the Backup button on the left panel and choose Backup PC to Public Cloud in the right part.

Create Task

4. Choose Facebook photos on your computer as the backup source, and select the Dropbox account you just added as the backup destination. Finally, click the Start Backup button to transfer your Facebook photos to Dropbox right now.

Backup Entire Computer to Dropbox

Note: If you want to transfer Facebook photos to Dropbox regularly, you can set up a scheduler for the backup task. Then CBackup will perform the transfer task automatically according to the selected frequency.

Schedule Backup

Tip: Get more Dropbox storage for Facebook photos

As you know, Dropbox only provides 2GB of free cloud storage for each account. However, Facebook photos can take up a lot of cloud storage. You may need to get more Dropbox free storage for your Facebook photos. For this, you can try the combined cloud storage feature in CBackup to merge multiple free cloud drive accounts. Here is the easy operation guide:

1. You can add all your cloud drive accounts to CBackup. Then, click on the Storage tab, and press + Add Combined Cloud.

Add Combined Cloud1

2. Tick boxes next to the cloud storage accounts that you want to merge, and then click on Next. You can change the order of these cloud drives, and choose Combine.

Tick All Dropbox Accounts

Then, you have a combined cloud in your CBackup account. When you want to transfer Facebook photos to the cloud, you can choose the combined cloud with larger cloud storage as the transfer destination.

Written in the end

That’s all about how to transfer Facebook photos to Dropbox. You can refer to the detailed steps to transfer all photos from Facebook to Dropbox directly. Besides, you can download your Facebook photos to a local path, then transfer photos from your computer to Dropbox selectively and quickly.

Zoey · Editor
Zoey works as an English editor of CBackup. She provides tech information about cloud backup, cloud sync and some other cloud services as well. She hopes that her articles will be greatly helpful for users. She is fond of music, film, and photography.

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