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Google Takeout is a Google service that is used to download data from a number of Google services to a designated PC storage location. As of September 2011, Google Takeout allows users to retrieve data from the following:
Google Takeout was released in June 2011. Prior to Google Takeout's release, Google data transport required separate retrieval for each of its services.
Google Takeout is a data retrieval platform developed by the Data Liberation Front, an internal engineering team at Google exclusively assigned to ensure that Google users can simply import and export data from a number of Google products. Google Takeout allows users to retrieve data in open and portable formats, which helps them rapidly export data to other services.
Google Takeout is maintained on a separate website that is a Google+ component. Users may extract data by following these steps: