How to Use Google Takeout
as I attempt to De-Google my digital world...
I used Google Takeout to get as much as I could from the various Google services. It was a lot including my YouTube videos, Google Photos, old Blogger posts and more.
"Google Takeout provides a handy way to download your data or move it to another device. It is the simplest way to move your stuff from Google's digital domain into your own."
Users can select different services from the list of options provided. As of 24 March 2016, the services that can be exported are as follows:
Google+ +1s, Circles, Pages, Streams and posts
Chrome Sync bookmarks
Google Calendar appointments
Google Drive files
Google Play Store
Google Play Console
Google Play Movies
Google Play Music
Google Play Games
Google Play Books metadata and notes
Google Hangouts On Air
Google Location History
Google Maps My Maps, saved places and reviews
Android Device Configuration Service
Google Home App
Google Voice billing history, greetings and voicemail recordings
YouTube videos, subscriptions, chats, own comments, playlists, history, live chat messages
Data Shared For Research
The user can select to export all of the available services or choose services from the above list. Takeout will then process the request and put all the files into a zip file.
Takeout then optionally sends an email notification that the export is completed, at which point the user can download the archive from the downloads section of the website. The zip file contains a separate folder for each service that was selected for export.