Data Transfer Project: Now Apple joins Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter to make data sharing seamless

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Yesterday, Data Transfer Project (DTP) updated on their website that Apple has officially joined the project as a contributor, along with other tech giants like Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter.

Read More: Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and Facebook team up for Data Transfer Project

The Data Transfer Project launched in 2018, is an open-source, service-to-service data portability platform which allows individuals to move their data across the web, whenever they want. The seamless transfer of data aims to give users more control of their data across the web. It’s tools will make it possible for users to port their music playlists, contacts or documents from one social network to another, without much effort.

Currently, the DTP has 18 contributors. Their partners and open source community have inserted more than 42,000 lines of code and changed more than 1,500 files in the Project.


Other alternative social networks like Deezer, Mastodon, and Solid have also joined the project. New Cloud logging and monitoring framework features and new APIs from Google Photos and Smugmug have also been added.

The Data Transfer Project is still in the development stage, as its official site states that “We are continually making improvements that might cause things to break occasionally. So as you are trying things please use it with caution and expect some hiccups.” It’s Github page has regular updates since its launch and has 2,480 stars, 209 forks and 187 watchers currently.

Many users are happy that Apple has also joined the Project, as this means easy transfer of data for them.

Some users suspect that such projects will encourage unethical sharing of user data.

Visit the Data Transfer Project website for more details.

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