How to Export Your Google+ Data Before it Shuts Down

American multinational technology company (Google) has decided to shut down the customer version Google+ as a result of a safety malicious program, in addition to alarmingly low usage charges.

Despite the fact that the social community by no means accomplished mainstream adoption much like that of facebook and twitter, it did attract a niche group of users.

Those who engaged with the network over its seven years in operation may be keen to keep the date they’ve shared with it.

So right here’s a short walkthrough to help with that. Users have until next August to download their data before it’s long gone for desirable.

Download Google+ Data: A Walkthrough

Step 1: Google Takeout

Users can download any data from their Google account with a service called Google Takeout.

Visit Google Takeout by navigating to and logging in with your Google account.

Step 2: Select Data to Export

Select datasets to export by using the toggle buttons on the right-hand side.

  • +1s
  • Google+ Circles
  • Google+ Communities
  • Google+ Stream
  • Hangouts
  • Hangouts on Air
  • Profile

Narrow down the datasets even in addition with the aid of the use of the drop-down menus subsequent to the toggle buttons.

Once the data sets have been selected, click on the “Next” button at the bottom.

Step 3: Customize the Archive Format

The third and final step involves choosing the file type for the archive and the delivery method.

Data can either be sent via email and downloaded as an attachment or saved to cloud services such as Google Drive or Dropbox.

Click “Create Archive” and you’re done.

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