The Silent Release of Google Takeout

Google+ has seen a wave of attention since its inception a couple of days ago; however one interesting release that made a rather quiet entrance was Google Takeout. Google+, in addition to a standalone service also features Google Takeout. This new service allows users to export number of personal information stored within the various services that Google offers like Buzz, Picasa along with Google contacts and circles.

Data Liberation Front's first Service: Google Takeout

Data Liberation Front's first Service: Google Takeout


According to the Data Liberation Front, creators of the service say, “Google Takeout lets you take your data out of multiple Google products in one fell swoop. Moreover, you’ll find that all your data is in portable and open formats‚ so it's easy to import to other services quickly.” They go on to add that since they began in 2007, the Data Liberation Front has been focused on one thing to make it easier for users to take their data in and out of Google. They say that their first step was to make it easier to get users data out of Google products, one product at a time.

To give Google Takeout a try, hit the link here or if you are a user of Google+, go to settings menu and access it from there.

Published Date: Jul 01, 2011 10:42 am | Updated Date: Jul 01, 2011 10:42 am