NewsStreet Download a Copy of Your Google+ Data before shutdown

NewsStreet Download a Copy of Your Google+ Data before shutdown

Hi everyone I’m Shrikant and I’m going to show you how to NewsStreet Download a Copy of Your Google+ Data before shutdown Page’s posts, photos and other Google+ data. With the shutdown of consumer Google+ scheduled for April 2nd, you’re probably going to want to go through this process sooner rather than later. To save a copy of your Google+ Page’s content, you use Google Takeout to download a copy of your data, just like you do for your Google+ profile. NewsStreet Download a Copy of Your Google+ Data before shutdown It just takes a couple of extra steps to download data for a Google+ Page or other content on a Brand Account. The first thing you need to do is to make sure you are signed into Google as the Owner of the Google+ Page and its Brand Account. You can do that by viewing your Brand Account list, clicking the Brand Account’s name and then clicking the “Manage Permissions” button to make sure that you are signed in as the owner. Next sign into Google Takeout and switch to your Google Plus Page’s identity. You can do that by clicking your profile photo at top right and selecting your Brand Account from the list. NewsStreet Download a Copy of Your Google+ Data before shutdown

NewsStreet Download a Copy of Your Google+ Data before shutdown
NewsStreet Download a Copy of Your Google+ Data before shutdown

If you don’t see your Brand Account listed there click “All your Brand Accounts” and choose the Brand Account on the list. That will return you to Google Takeout. You can confirm that you are using Google Takeout with your Brand Account identity by checking the profile photo and name at top right. Note that if you long ago added a password to your Google Plus Page so that you’re able to sign in directly you can sign in directly to Google Takeout to download all of your Brand Account’s data. You can use Google Takeout to download a copy of your data from all your Google products and services. I’m using a special link for this demo that only displays Google+ and YouTube. You can get that link in the description of the video. The first thing you need to do is select which products you would like to backup.

For Google+ you can archive your Google+ Plus Ones on external websites, your Google+ Circles, your Google+ Communities, and your Google+ Stream. Google+ Plus Ones on websites gives you a list of external websites that you +1. Because it was not possible to +1 sites as a Google+ Page unless you were signed in to the Page’s account directly, it’s unlikely you will have any data in this archive. Google+ Circles allows you to download a list of your Circles with first names, last names, nicknames, display names and Google+ profile URLs. It does not contain any additional contact information. You can download a copy of your Google+ Circles in four different formats. vCards which can usually be imported into address books or contact software, HTML which you can open in your web browser, comma separated values which you can open in a spreadsheet or JSON.

The Google+ Communities data allows you to download data for communities where you’re an owner or a moderator. Currently that data includes names and links to the Google+ profiles of community owners, moderators, members, applicants, banned members and invitees. Links to posts shared in the community, but not the posts themselves, and community metadata, which includes the community picture, the community settings, and the categories. Note that starting in early March 2019 you will also be able to download additional details from public communities, including the author, body and photos for every community post. You can choose which communities you download the data for and you can choose whether the data is in JSON or HTML format. HTML you can read in a browser. JSON is more likely to be able to be imported to another platform. Your Google+ stream is the meat of your data. You can choose what part of your stream you want to download, including your activity log, which includes your comments that you posted, the plus ones you made on posts and comments, the way you voted in polls. Your Collections which does not include the Collections’ posts.

It’s the information about the individual Collections. It includes the Events that you either created or were invited to. All the photos and videos that you uploaded through Google+. And your Google+ posts including the comments, plus ones and other activities. When you’ve selected the data you want to download, click “Next” to customize the format of your archive. You can choose between two file types .zip and .tgz. I recommend using the default .zip file format because most devices can unzip that content. You can select the maximum file size.

The default is 2 gigabytes and I don’t recommend making the file sizes larger than that unless you’re sure that your computer can handle larger files. Note that if your archive is larger than the maximum file size it will be split into multiple downloads. Finally you can select a delivery method for your archive. The default is for Google to create an archive that you can download to your computer or other device. If you only have a mobile device or you don’t have much storage space on your desktop computer you can choose a cloud storage service for Google to deliver the content to. For Google+ Pages there are three options: you can have it added to your Dropbox, you can have it added to your Microsoft OneDrive, or you can have it added to Box.

For regular Google accounts and Google+ Profiles Google Drive is also an option, but Google Drive is not supported for Brand Accounts so you can’t have your Google+ Page’s archives delivered to Google Drive. When you’re ready click “Create Archive”. You can watch the progress of the archive being created but be aware that if you have a lot of data it could take many hours. So you can either create another archive or just close the window and Google will send you an email when your archive is ready.

The email notification will be sent to whichever email address normally gets notifications for your Google+ Page. It’s sent to a address and that usually gets redirected to the notification delivery address which is usually the owner’s email. The email itself lists which products are included in the archive and has two buttons: one to download the archive and the other to manage all of your archives. The “Download archive” button should work, but if not, or if you want to see all your archives, click “Manage archives”. Just be sure after you click “Manage archives” that you are switched to your Google+ Page’s Brand Account identity. On your “Manage archives” page you can see which archives are ready to be downloaded.

which products are included in each archive and the size of the archive. As you can see this is for my test account, and I don’t have much Google+ data at all, but your Google+ Page could have tens or hundreds of gigabytes of data if you uploaded a lot of posts and images. So the big question of course is what do you do with all this data once you downloaded it. You can view it on your computer, of course, and you can always upload your photos to a different photo sharing service, and you can use one of the “many” third-party tools that let you import your Google+ content into a different platform I’ll put a link in the description of the video with more information. If you found this video helpful be sure to subscribe for more creator tips and tutorials.

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