- What does Google Takeout do?
- What format does Google Takeout use for my exported data?
- When will you add the rest of Google's products to Google Takeout?
- Why can't I do an unlimited number of Takeouts in one day?
- It's taking a long time for Google Takeout to create my archive--why do I have to wait so long?
- Why do I have to enter my password again when I go to download my Takeout?
- I just used Google Takeout and it failed to create something for me to download. What do I do now?
- What is The Data Liberation Front?
What does Google Takeout do?Google Takeout is a tool that lets you quickly and easily download data that you created in (or imported into) a number of Google products. It provides the data in a variety of open, portable formats so that you can easily import the data into other internet services.
What format does Google Takeout use for my exported data?Google Takeout uses a variety of open, portable formats for your data. To find out what format a particular product uses, see the product's page at DataLiberation.org
When will you add the rest of Google's products to Google Takeout?We're adding new products as we integrate them with Google Takeout, but even if a product isn't integrated with Takeout, there's usually a way to get your data out. See DataLiberation.org for the details for products not yet in Takeout.
Why can't I do an unlimited number of Takeouts in one day?Google Takeout is designed for occasional use to take a copy of your data out of Google--typically for purposes of having a backup of your data or to import it into another service. Since we're gathering a lot of data from a lot of places, it's somewhat resource intensive, so in order to avoid abuse of the product, we limit the number of Takeouts that you can do in a 24 hour period.
It's taking a long time for Google Takeout to create my archive--why do I have to wait so long?Well, if you have a lot of data in Google products, it can take a long time for us to build the archive of all of your data. If you'd rather not wait, click the "Email me when ready" checkbox on the Takeout Downloads page and we'll email you when your Takeout is complete.
Why do I have to enter my password again when I go to download my Takeout?We take the security of your data very seriously, so when you use Google Takeout, we want to make absolutely certain that *you* are the person downloading your data. In order to ensure this we ask you to re-authenticate if you haven't authenticated to Google recently. We understand that this may be inconvenient, but think it's important to take extra precautions when it comes to your data.
I just used Google Takeout and it failed to create something for me to download. What do I do now?First, we're sorry for the inconvenience. Please try creating another Takeout and if the problem persists, please send us feedback using the "Send Feedback" button in the settings menu on the Google Takeout page and we'll look into it.
What is The Data Liberation Front?We're a team of Google engineers in Chicago who work tirelessly to make sure that you control the data that you create in (or import into) Google products. You can find out more information about The 'Front (including how to contact us) at DataLiberation.org.