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What does Google Takeout mean?


Google Takeout is a Google Data Liberation Front project that allows users of Google products, such as YouTube and Gmail, to export their data into a downloadable archive file.

The user can select to export all available services or choose specific services, and Takeout will then process the request and put all files into a zip file, then Takeout will optionally send an email notification stating that the export has been completed, at which point the user can download the archive from the Downloads section on the website. The web and the zip file contain a separate folder for each service that is selected for export.

Perhaps the best thing about Google Takeout is that it gives you the option to specify what you want to do, and if you only want to export your contacts, this is possible, and when you export your data, you will be able to do so in the types of zip files or tgz files spread over large files. Google defaults to 2GB but you can choose from 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 10GB, and 50GB options.


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