'What is Google Takeout?': How to use Google's simple tool for downloading all of your account data at once

Business Insider | 1/23/2020 | Ross James
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Google Takeout is a service offered by Google that backs up all of your Google account's data into one file, which you can then download.

When you use Google Takeout, you'll download all your emails, YouTube videos and comments, Google Drive files, and more.

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You can also instead select specific parts of your data that you want to save.

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Google Takeout, despite the name, isn't a food delivery service.

Google Takeout is, instead, a service that takes all your existing Google data and packs it together into one file.

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It's essentially a collection of everything you've ever done with your Google account — this includes all the pages you've saved, the YouTube videos you've watched, the Drive files you've uploaded, and more.

Saving your data using Google Takeout won't harm your accounts in any way. You'll simply receive .zip or .tgz files filled with all your data. This is great for making backups.

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Here's how to use Google Takeout on your desktop computer.

1. Go to the Google Takeout settings page and check all the services that you want to save data from. It's a very long list.

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2. Choose your preferred method of downloading the archive....
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