How to Download Your Data on Google Plus
Recalled Google+ set to officially shut down due to low engagement and of course compromise of user data, to be fair, we hardly use the platform since inception, reasons, however, depend on individual differences but that’s not an issue for today
If you are on Google+ Plus and you wish to download your data before it permanently shuts down come August 2019, then you need to follow this steps.
How to Download Google Plus Data Before its Shut Down
Step 1: Visit Google Takeout: takeout.google.com
Step 2: Select Google Data You Wish to keep:
To download data from Google+, first ‘Select None’, to unselect everything. Once done, scroll down to the list and make specific picks on what to download. Select the following options to download Google+ data.
- Google+ Circles
- Google+ Communities
- Google+ Stream
- Hangouts on Air
Step 3: Adjust Format for Downloadable data:
For a few of those options, you’ll be able to select exactly how the data is stored. For example, Google+ Circles can be stored at vCard files which easily let you import them into contact applications. Alternatively, you can switch to an HTML file or as comma-separated values (CSV).
Step 4: Chose Where and how Your Data is stored:
You can store your files as a .zip or .tgz file with the file sizes ranging from 1GB to 50GB. Google will compile the data in the background once the process starts and it can automatically be uploaded to cloud sources such as Google Drive or Dropbox.
Alternatively, a download link can be sent over email once the data is compiled and ready for download.