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Data Liberation Front – an engineering team at Google came out with concept which was long avoided. Users should be able to move or takeout their data whenever they want.

This concept laid down the foundation of Google Takeout. This is a service integrated in all Google user accounts by default. Users can use it to take backup of their data or move it to some new service very easily. Let’s see how you can get your data.

First of all important is to access Takeout. Google Takeout can be accessed via “Settings –> Data Liberation” from your “Google +1” account. Other way is direct way or searching on Google. Link is;

After you login and access Takeout you will see following screen showing all products / service you are using with Google and from which you can download your data.

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You can click on ‘Create Archive’ which will take you to further for a full archive download of all services.

If you want some selective service to download from (e.g. Only Picasa and Contacts); then select  ‘Choose Service’ from options above.


Here you can make selection by clicking the service tabs as shown.

Note: Above screen will be only shown when you selected ‘Select Services’ from first screen.

Now you can proceed ahead by clicking Create Archive.

Google will now start preparing your archive. Time taken will depend upon your Google data including pictures etc. When process is finished; Complete will appear and Takeout will provide Download Button.

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Click Download to begin. Here; Google will ask for your password again for security purposes. After login your download will start and you will get all that belongs to you.

CAUTION: Google keeps everything very safe on their server using high security protocols. If you are taking out these data then it is your responsibility to keep it safe. Remember, it contains everything about you.

By Mrinal Buddekar

Data Manager and a technology enthusiast! Mrinal Buddekar is Pune based blogger who loves building server, websites, technology, and affiliate blogging.

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