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Google Takeout: Export your Google Data

Google Takeout is a great new feature/service included in Google+ that allows you to export your Google data. Google Takeout allows you to export all of your contacts, Google Buzz messages, Picasa Web photos and Google Profile data with just one click…

So I gave Google Takeout a quick test drive!

After logging in, you get the screen below – you have 3 options to select:  ”All of your data”, “Choose services” and “Downloads”.

Google Takeout: Export your Google Data

I decided to select which services I wanted to “Takeout”.

Google Takeout - Choose Services

I selected “Add all services” and then the dashboard displayed below appeared with stats about the data it found in my active Google profiles. I then clicked on CREATE ARCHIVE.

Google Takeout - All Services

I then clicked on the “Downloads” button and was presented with the screen below with a summary on what Google profile data had been successfully archived.

Google Takeout - Archive

Notice the red bar next to my main profile archive which I am positive failed because of all the current changes that must be taking place in the backend for the rollout of the Google+ project…

…which must be why I got the error message below when trying to checkout my Google Takeout!

Google Takout - 404 Your order has not been found!

Either way Google Takeout is a great feature and one which I am sure will come in very handy for millions…

via Pedro Da Silva

About Pedro Da Silva

Pedro Da Silva is a South African digital media guy with over 12 years experience in the web industry. Pedro was founder of a small scale web hosting company and internet service consultancy in South Africa, he now lives in the UK with his wife and kids. Pedro provides specialised Virtual WordPress Assistance and Social Media Support to small to medium sized enterprises on a "moonlancing" basis.

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