Google Takeout Adds Blogger, Google+ Pages

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Google announced the other day that it has added Blogger and Google+ Pages to Google Takeout, meaning that users can more easily export their data out of these services if they would like to leave.

Kári Ragnarsson from Google's The Data Liberation Front wrote on the Data Liberation Front blog:

Meet us at, and together we will export each of your blogs as an Atom Xml file. Or, if you’ve enjoyed exporting data from your Google+ Stream and Google+ Circles through Takeout in the past, but are looking for something more, join us now and download html files with your posts and json files containing the circles for each Google+ Page you own. If you don’t want to rush into things, we can also just export a single blog or page of your choice. Either way, give us a try. Life will never be the same.

A couple months ago, Google added some new features to Google Takeout, enabling users to maintain their original folder hierarchy when exporting files from Google Drive, and letting users pick a single resource within a service to download.

“For instance, a single Picasa album or top-level folder from Drive – instead of exporting every single file,” Google explained at the time. “To try it out, go to the ‘Choose services’ tab and click on ‘Configure…’ once you’ve added a service that supports this.”

Google also recently added Reader and Latitude data to the Google Takeout menu, and started letting users download all their YouTube videos together.

Hat tip to The Verge

Chris Crum
Chris Crum has been a part of the WebProNews team and the iEntry Network of B2B Publications since 2003. Follow Chris on Twitter, on StumbleUpon, on Pinterest and/or on Google: +Chris Crum.

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