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Google Privacy: Download Your Personal Data from Google Services

Google provides a plethora of services that include a lot of your personal data. Here’s how to download virtually all of your data offline for backup.

Open a web browser and go to Google Takeout. Then log into you Google account.

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After signing in, you’re brought to the Google Takeout page. To download everything from the services listed below, click Create Archive.

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You’ll get a chart of each of the services and the total amount of space of each. Click Download.

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For security purposes, you’ll need to log into your account one more time.

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You’ll be brought back to the Takeout page. Click Download and the zipped archive of your data will be download to your computer.
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If you don’t want to download everything, click Choose Services. Now select individual services. You’ll see a list of each service and its size. When ready, click Create Archive.

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You’ll be able to return to Google Takeout and download the archive(s) for up to seven days.

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Open the zipped archive and you’ll find a list of Google+ Contacts and Circles, your Google Profile, Picasa Web Albums and more.

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This is a great solution if you want to download and save your data before cancelling your Google account.

Google Takeout is from Google’s Data Liberation Front.

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