Download your data: Per-service information

The following provides Takeout information for each Google service, including available file types. To see all the services you use, sign in at www.google.com/dashboard.

  • Profile
    • JSON - Your profile is delivered in javascript object notation, which allows it to be easily parsed programmatically.
  • Gmail
    • MBOX - An mbox is a way of storing mail messages and is supported by common mail clients like Microsoft Outlook 2011, Mozilla Thunderbird, and Apple’s Mail program. These files are most easily opened by a dedicated mail client like those listed above.
    • By default, we provide all of your mail in a single mbox file. Alternatively, you can choose labels to export, each of which will be contained in its own mbox file. For more information about importing mboxes into your favorite mail client, take a look at this excellent tutorial from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
    • We have set some special limits on how often you can export your Gmail: three times a day, and up to seven times total per week. We don’t expect this to be a problem for most people, but if it is, let us know.
    • In Gmail, labels are applied to entire threads, not single messages. This means you may receive duplicate copies of some messages if you decide to export multiple labels.
    • When you export your mail from Gmail, each message's labels are preserved in a special X-Gmail-Labels header, in CSV format. While no mail client recognizes this header now, most mail clients allow for extensions to be written that could make use of this data.
  • Calendar
  • Contacts
    • vCard (default) - A very common file format for electronic business cards used by programs such as Gmail, Microsoft Outlook, and Mac OS X contacts.
    • HTML - These files can be opened by a browser, but may not be easy to import into other contact management software.
    • CSV (comma separated values) - These files are easily read by spreadsheet software or programmatically but may not be easy to import into contact management software.
  • Documents (Drive)
    • DOCX - Microsoft Word (default). Documents by default are saved in the Microsoft Word 2007 and beyond format.
    • ODF - OpenDocument text. Documents are downloaded in an open format that can be opened by popular open source word processing applications like OpenOffice and LibreOffice.
    • Rich Text - a document format readable by most computers with some, but not all, formatting options present in a basic word processing program.
    • PDF - Documents downloaded in PDF form will be viewable in most modern operating systems, web browsers or by installing Adobe Reader software. However, these files will not be easily editable without purchasing advanced software tools.
    • Plain Text - Documents are delivered with no styling or formatting.
  • Spreadsheets (Drive)
    • XLSX - Microsoft Excel (default). Spreadsheets by default are saved in the Microsoft Excel 2007 and beyond format.
    • ODS - OpenDocument Spreadsheet. Spreadsheets are downloaded in an open format that can be opened by popular open source word processing applications like OpenOffice and LibreOffice.
    • PDF - Spreadsheets downloaded in PDF form will be viewable in most modern operating systems, web browsers or by installing Adobe Reader software. However, these files will not be easily editable without purchasing advanced software tools.
  • Presentations (Drive)
    • PPTX - Microsoft PowerPoint (default). Presentations by default are saved in the Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 and beyond format.
    • ODP - OpenDocument Presentation. Presentations are downloaded in an open format that can be opened by popular open source word processing applications like OpenOffice and LibreOffice.
    • PNG Image - Presentations are downloaded as a series of static PNG images, one per slide.
    • PDF - Presentations are downloaded in PDF form, with 1 page per slide.
    • Plain Text - Presentations downloaded in plain text form will lose most of their formatting, though all presentation text will be preserved.
  • Forms (Drive)
    • XLSX - Microsoft Excel (default). Responses to forms created in Drive are exported in the Microsoft Excel 2007 and beyond format.
    • ODS - OpenDocument Spreadsheet. Responses to forms created in Drive are downloaded in an open format that can be opened by popular open source word processing applications like OpenOffice and LibreOffice.
    • PDF. Responses to forms downloaded in PDF form will be viewable in most modern operating systems, web browsers or by installing Adobe Reader software. However, these files will not be easily editable without purchasing advanced software tools.
  • Drawings (Drive)
    • PDF (default) - Files are downloaded in the portable document format and are not editable without special software.
    • JPEG, PNG, and SVG images. Your drawings will be downloaded in the selected image type. Each of these formats has their own advantages and disadvantages. Click here to learn more about the differences between SVG, PNG, and JPEG images.
  • Google+ Circles
    • vCard (default) - A very common file format for electronic business cards used by programs such as Gmail, Microsoft Outlook, and Mac OS X contacts.
    • HTML - These files can be opened by a web browser, but may not be easy to import into other contact management software.
    • CSV (comma separated values) - These files are easily read by spreadsheet software or programmatically but may not be easy to import into contact management software.
  • Activity (Google+ stream)
    • HTML (default) - By default your stream activity is delivered in the HTML format and is viewable in any web browser. However, it may be more difficult to programmatically parse the information.
    • JSON - Stream activity is delivered in javascript object notation, which allows it to be easily parsed programmatically.
  • +1s (Google+ stream)
    • HTML - Your +1s will be viewable in a web browser and the export file can be used to create bookmarks in most modern browsers.
  • Location History
    • JSON - Your location data is delivered in in javascript object notation, which allows it to be easily parsed programmatically.
  • Pages
    • Contact group
      • JSON - The contact groups for each page are delivered in javascript object notation, which allows it to be easily parsed programmatically.
    • Activity
      • HTML - Your page activity is easily viewable in any web browser
      • JSON - Your page activity is more difficult to read using a web browser or text editor, but is more easier to parse programmatically.
  • Blogger
    • ATOM - Data from your blog(s) will be delivered in the standard ATOM format, which can be imported by most popular blogging software either directly or with the help of third-party tools.
    • To obtain a copy of your Blogger photos, include Picasa in your archive.
  • Youtube
    • Your videos will be exported in their original upload format.
  • Picasa Web Albums
    • Your photos and videos will be exported in their original upload format.
  • 3D Warehouse
    • SKP, KMZ - Your models will be exported as SketchUp (SKP) files if they were created with SketchUp. Otherwise the models will be exported in the KMZ format. SKP files can be imported into Sketchup directly or to the Trimble 3D Warehouse. KMZ files are created with the KML markup language which can be read by Google Earth and other geospatial software.