Sad that Facebook is shutting down the Moves app and deleting everyone’s data?
Don’t worry, we have a new Moves app alternative called Gyroscope Places, and also a full data importer tool so you can back up your old history and then continue tracking where you left off.
How to copy your backup to Gyroscope
- Go to the Moves site to download your export file, before they delete it!
- View this page (movesimport.com) on your computer
- Import your Moves data file to Gyroscope from the importer page
- Set up the new Gyroscope Places to continue tracking in the future
- Review all the data you imported in your Gyroscope profile
Do I need to export my data?
Yes. Facebook is shutting down Moves and deleting everyone’s data. You should export your history now and keep it somewhere safe so you have access to it in the future, both for importing to Gyroscope and for any other reason you may want it.
Do I need to import my data?
Gyroscope Places will track your data going forward, but if you want to see your old Moves history in the app and website, then you should import it with this tool.
When is Moves shutting down?
Moves is shutting down on July 31. You will need to export your data from them before then!
Can I do this on my phone?
You will need to be on your computer to download the Moves export file and to drag it into the Gyroscope importer. We recommend using Google Chrome for the processing. Once the import is done, you will be able to view the data on all platforms, including the website and the mobile app.
Is it free?
The importer is completely free and we will store the data for you unless you specifically delete it. Your location history can be viewed on the Gyroscope website for free, in the Classic and Helix dashboards. The last few weeks of history and maps can be viewed in the app, and Pro features like Passport, Annual Reports, and monthly archives can be accessed in the app as part of the Gyroscope Pro membership.
Will you sell my data?
No, we keep the data safe and only use it to help you be more healthy. All of our revenue comes from Pro memberships and book sales.
What if some of my visits are missing?
Gyroscope only shows places that were identified in the Moves app. If that wasn’t tracked, or that was missing from the export, then it may not import properly.