Back up your data

The parts of your Google+ experience you cherish--your photos, posts, and contacts--don’t have to live exclusively in the cloud. Using Google Takeout, you can download your data for the following Google+ products to your computer:

  • Picasa Web albums and photos
  • Your Google profile
  • Google Buzz
  • Google Contacts
  • Stream

You can use Google Takeout to back up your data by going to or, if you’re already in Google+, follow the steps below:

  1. Sign in to Google+ .
  2. Click your full name or email address in the Google bar.
  3. Click Account.
  4. Click Data liberation on the left.
  5. Select either Download Your Data to export all of your data, or select a specific service.


Security Note: Since Google Takeout involves your personal information, we'll sometimes take extra care to protect you by asking you to verify your password even though you're already signed in.