How to Download Your Google Plus Data

How to Download Your Google Plus Data
As you might be aware, Google will be shutting down Google Plus (Google+) for consumers on the 2nd April 2019 due to low usage and engagement. Google+ was launched on 28th June 2011 with the aim to challenge Facebook and Twitter domination on the social network, but it never achieved mainstream adoption. If you’re a Google+ user who actually uses the Google+ to share photos, videos and other contents, you may want to download a copy of your Google+ data now before your account is gone. Downloading your Google+ data is a straightforward process and can be easily accomplished by using the official tool, Google Takeout. So, here’s a quick walk through on how to download your Google+ data. 

Select Data to Include in The Download

Visit Google Takeout download page. You may require signing in to your Google account.

By default, the download page will auto select all data, including your Google+ data. Scroll to the bottom and click on the Next button to proceed to the next step.
Download Google Plus Data

Customize the Download

On this page, it will ask you to customize the download according to your preferences.

File type: Use the default selection file type .zip as this is the most widely supported file archive formats and you don’t have to install additional software to open it.

Archive Size: Select the maximum file size for the archive. If your data is larger than archive size, it will auto split to several files. I would recommend using max file size for the archive size if you are on a high speed internet connection and vice versa.

Delivery Method: Choose how you want Google to deliver your data to you. You have the options to receive your data from a download link through email or automatically uploaded to your cloud storage provider from Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, or Box. Click on the create Archive button and Google will then start creating your archive.
Customize Archive Format

Download Your Data

It will take a while for Google to process your data. When your archive is ready, Google will send you the email containing the download link to download your data or if you’ve selected to upload it to a cloud service, the archive file will be loaded onto the cloud storage soon.


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