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Google, Facebook, Microsoft introduce Data Transfer Project (DTP)

The DTP tool is not yet ready for use, but the group of those four big ones presented on Friday a preview of how it will work.


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Updated: 21-07-2018 16:35 IST
Google, Facebook, Microsoft introduce Data Transfer Project (DTP)

DTP could be a great help for new applications. (Image Credit: Twitter)

The Data Transfer Project (DTP) is a kind of new alliance between technology giants that will allow you to move your content, contacts and much more through applications. Facebook, Google, and Microsoft unveiled plans on Friday to make it easier for users to move their personal data from one online service to another.

The DTP tool is not yet ready for use, but the group of those four big ones presented on Friday a preview of how it will work, according to TechCrunch.

Currently, people can download their data from an online service but without a guarantee that it will be possible or feasible to upload them to a new service. The situation can make people feel anchored to a service or application by not losing photos, contacts, publications and other accumulated data, even if they are not happy with it or if an option that attracts them is presented.

From the playlists in music streaming services such as Spotify to the health data of the physical activity app, through photos and videos, the DTP could be a great help for new applications. Because the truth is that the largest players in the sector maintain a great advantage when it comes to popularizing new features, as they interact instantly with the existing data of a user instead of starting from scratch.


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