Download your Currents data

You can export and download your Currents data, including your Currents circles, Communities, Streams, and Likes.

Note: Downloading your Currents data does not delete your Currents profile. Learn how to delete your Currents profile.

Download all your Currents data

You can download an archive of all your Currents data at once, including your Currents circles, Communities, Streams, and Likes. Your Currents archive includes your photos and videos from Currents.

  1. Go to the Download your data page. You might have to sign in. Your available Currents data will be preselected.
  2. Click Next.
  3. Choose a file type.
  4. Choose how you want your data delivered.
  5. Click Create archive.

Download specific Currents data

Instead of downloading all of your data, you can download specific Currents data, like your photos, posts, communities, or events.

Important: If you want to download your photos and videos from Currents, make sure to select Photos under "Currents Stream."

  1. Go to the Download your data page. You might have to sign in.
  2. Next to the type of content you want to download, like Currents Stream, click the Down arrow Down Arrow.
  3. Click Select specific data.
  4. Select the specific data you want to download.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Choose a file type.
  8. Choose how you want your data delivered.
  9. Click Create archive.

Note: If you want to download Currents Pages content, sign in as the Currents Page.

Save your photos and videos

Step 1: Download your photos and videos

  1. Go to the Download your data page. You might have to sign in.
  2. To download your photos and videos from Currents, make sure that "Currents Stream" is selected, click on "All Currents Stream data included" and make sure the Photos option is selected.
  3. Click Next Step.
  4. Choose a file type. Choose how you want your data delivered.
  5. Click Create archive.

Note: Your archive may take minutes or days before it’s available.

Step 2: Save your photos and videos

For best results, follow these steps on a computer:

  1. When your content is ready to download, you’ll get an email.
  2. Open the email and click Download archive.
  3. Sign in to your Google Account.
  4. Next to your archive, click Download.
  5. On your computer, go to the downloads folder, and open the file. Your photos will be in the "Photos" folder inside the "Currents Stream" folder that appears.

Optional: How to upload your content to Google Photos

After you download your photos to your device, you can store them on your device or upload them to Google Photos or another photo service.

There are 2 ways to back up your phone, camera, or storage card from your computer to Google Photos:

  1. Install Backup and Sync.
  2. Upload photos from your browser.

Learn how to back up photos to Google Photos.

Download Currents data for deleted Currents accounts

If you previously deleted your Currents account or your Currents page, we informed you that your photos and videos from Currents would continue to appear in your Album Archive and your Currents Events content wouldn’t be deleted. We will begin deleting this content on April 2, 2019. If you want to keep this content, download it using the above instructions before April 2019. Note: Photos and videos backed up in Google Photos will not be deleted.

Learn about types of Currents content you can download

Currents stream

To download content you created in Currents, like photos, events, and posts, select Currents Stream. You will get:

  • Posts you created, including comments, Likes, and other activity
  • Collections you created
  • Tags you follow
  • Photos you shared in your posts and comments

Currents circles

To download your circles data, select Currents circles. You will get:

  • First names
  • Last names
  • Nicknames
  • Display names
  • Currents profile URLs

Currents Communities

To download data for Communities where you’re an owner or moderator, select Currents Communities. You will get:

  • Names and links to Currents profiles of community owners, moderators, members, applicants, banned members, and invitees
  • Links to posts shared with the community
  • Community metadata, including community picture, community settings, content control settings, your role, and community categories

For public communities, you will also be able to download additional details including author, body, and photos for every community post.

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