No matter how reliable the cloud is, sometimes we do want to save a backup of our data stored online. Right? We have introduced how to backup your Facebook data, do you want to do the same with Google? No, you don’t have to manually save everything one by one. Let’s have a look at Google Takeout, a handy tool that packs your data stored on Google’s server under your identity.
Google Takeout: Backup Your Online Data In Just A Few Clicks
Google Takeout is a native service developed by Google, unlike third-party web apps this one is authentic, so there should be no compatibility issues. You can choose to create archive for the following services in one go:
These are pretty much everything I have ever wanted to download, including Buzz which is no longer active. You could also choose to download an archive for any individual service:
For each download, you would be shown the estimated size of the package. Different services have different configurations to make. For example, you can choose the format of download for your Google Contacts and Circles in Google+. For Google Voice, you can download your greetings and recording and specify the file format.
It will take a while for Google to pack your data. Check the “Email me when ready” box to receive notification when it’s done. Once completed archive creation, you can download the file to your hard disk.
Google Takeout: http://www.google.com/takeout