You can export and download your data from the Google products you use, like your email, calendar, and photos. In a few easy steps, create an archive to keep for your records or use the data in another service. Google Takeout is a handy service Google provides that makes downloading your data as easy as signing in, selecting files, and downloading the resulting ZIP file.


What things you can do using Google Takeout?

  • Moving a huge collection of images to your laptop for editing
  • Reseeding your Outlook, Apple Contacts, or calendar
  • Clearing off space on your Google Drive by archiving old documents to physical media
  • Downloading purchased books from Google Play Music
  • Creating redundant archives of important files to store on other cloud services


What Can You Takeout?

Google Takeout lists different kinds of data such as your Contacts, Photos, Google Keep notes, Gmail, bookmarks, and so on. For a full list of data types, and to find out how much you have of each, sign in to your Google account, then visit your Google Dashboard.


How to Use Google Takeout?

While you can access Takeout by selecting Download your data on Google's Dashboard, you can access the backup service at Google's Takeout page to start.

You can refer to the Google support page at Download your data or refer to this steps by steps procedures at Google Takeout: Why You Need It and How to Use It.


Note: Downloading your data does not delete it from Google’s servers. Learn how to delete your account or how to delete your searches and browsing activity.