Share a copy of your data with a third party

Important: Third-party services are companies or developers that aren’t part of Google. Only move a copy of your data to third-party services that you trust. Learn about the risks.

To expand your ability to move a copy of your data, Google offers you the option to allow a third-party service to move a copy of some of your Google data for use with that service. This option is available for users in supported countries and regions and adds to what can already be done by all users with Google Takeout. For users where this feature isn’t available, you can continue to use Google Takeout to create a copy of content in your Google Account for your own use or to manually move to a third-party service.

When available, the process to move your data will always start on the third-party's website or app. While services outside of Google can use our tools to make this option available, it’s their choice and responsibility to set it up.

Tip: If your account is managed through your work, school, or other organization, you may not be able to move a copy of your Google data to a third-party service unless your administrator has turned on this option. Learn more about whether you can use this feature.

Important:

  • You can choose whether you want to move a copy of your data to a third-party service.
    • If you decide to move a copy of your data, you can choose what data gets copied.
  • This is a one-time request to move a copy of your data.
  • After you move a copy to a third-party service, your data won’t be deleted from your Google Account.
  • After the third-party service receives a copy of your data, they’re responsible to manage and protect that copy.

Before you move a copy of your data

At Google, we work hard to protect your data and put you in control. Before you decide to move a copy of your data, it’s important to understand the process.

Make sure you trust the third-party service

Important: Google does not sell your personal information to anyone, for any purpose. Unless you give permission, we won't move your data.

After the third-party service has a copy of your data, they’re responsible for how that copy is managed and protected, not Google.

You should also carefully review the data that you share as it might contain personal or sensitive information. Move a copy of your data only if you think it makes sense and you’re comfortable to share it.

We also recommend that you read the third-party service’s privacy policy and security disclosures. This will help you learn how they use your data and how they keep it safe and private. This includes whether they can read, edit, delete, move a copy of, or sell your sensitive and private information.

You’re in control

Important: Certain data and info related to the security of your account, like passwords aren’t available to be copied and moved to a third-party service. Learn how you can view or export the passwords you’ve saved to your Google Account.

You decide whether you want to move a copy of data from your Google Account to a service outside Google. You also decide what data is copied.

For example, if you decide to move a copy of your YouTube data, you could choose not to copy your private videos. Each request to move a copy of your data to a third-party service shows you the options for the data you can choose to copy or not copy.

Tip: You can cancel this request before Google finishes creating the copy of your data. To remove the access you gave to the third-party service, visit your Google Account.

This is a one time request to move a copy of your data

This process doesn’t sync your Google Account with the third-party service. This process creates a one time copy of your data that is then moved by the third-party service.

If you want to move a copy of your data to the same service another time to capture additional changes that occurred, you must go through the process again. Any number of copies of your data can be made, but to help protect your data, you’re required to authorize the copy each time.

Your data won’t be deleted

As part of this process, Google doesn’t delete any of your data from the Google services you use. Google makes a copy of your data as it exists at the time it’s moved by the third-party service. Learn how to find, control and delete the info in your Google Account.

Tips:

  • The data that’ll be moved is based on when the third-party service starts the export of your data, not when they ask your permission to move it.
  • Changes and additions to your data that occur between these two actions show up in the copy.
  • Changes and additions that happen after the export is initiated might not be included.

If you choose to move a copy of data from your Google Account to a third-party service, Google makes a copy of the data you selected. The third-party service is responsible to move your data.

Important: Third-party services are companies or developers that aren’t Google. Only move a copy of your data to third-party services that you trust. Learn about the risks.

Move a copy of your data

Since a third-party service requests access to some of your data, this process always starts on their app or website. Google doesn’t control how or where this option appears.

If you decide to move a copy of some of your data:

  • You may be asked to sign in to your Google Account.
  • Carefully read the instructions and decide whether to move a copy of your data and the data the third-party service can access.
  • The copy of your data becomes available to be moved by the third-party service.
  • After the data is moved, the third-party service is responsible to keep that copy of your data safe and private.

Tip: Based on how much data is copied, and when the third-party service moves the copy, the process can take hours or days to complete.

Common questions

Where is this feature available?
Important: If you aren’t able to use this feature where you live, and if the third-party service supports it, you can create a backup of your data with Google Takeout. You can then upload that backup to a third-party service.
The ability to move a copy of your Google data to a service outside of Google is available in the following countries and regions:
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom

Learn how Google determines which country your account is associated with.

Can all users in the countries listed above use this feature?

No, based on your Google Account this feature may not be available to you. You might not be able use this feature if your account is:

What if there is an error or problem with the process to copy my data?

Google might not be able to make a copy of your data because:

  • The data couldn’t be found. Check again to make sure you have the suitable type of data you want to copy.
  • You made a new request while a previous request was still in process. In this case, one of the two requests may fail.  Wait until any pending requests are complete before you make a new one.
  • There’s an error in the process to copy your data. If so, retry the process from the beginning.

For any issues after the copy is made, reach out to the third-party service directly.

Which Google products can I copy and move data to a third-party from?

Important: Third-party services are companies or developers that aren’t Google. Only move a copy of your data to third-party services that you trust. Learn about the risks.

You can move a copy of some of your data to third-party services from these Google products:

  • Chrome browser
  • Google Maps
  • Play Store
  • Google Search
  • Google Shopping
  • YouTube
What if I move a copy of my data accidentally? Can I delete it?
Always make sure you understand how a third-party service will use and store your data, and how you can control it. Once you move a copy of your data, you need to contact the third-party service to check if you can delete the data.
How can I check what data I moved a copy of?
For more info, contact the third-party service.
What if a third-party service misuses my data?
In addition to any other remedies that might exist, you can also report a third-party service to Google if you believe it misuses your data, creates spam, impersonates you, or uses your data in harmful ways. Report a third-party app or service.

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