How To Backup Google Plus (Google+) Data ?

by Binu George on July 19, 2011

in Google


How to Back up your Google+ data? Google Plus or G+ or Google+ , the new social media service from Google , has crossed 10 million users just two weeks after its launch.
Google+ integrates many other Google social services into one single interface. These services includes Google Profiles and Google Buzz. Google Plus introduced new services such as Circles, Hangouts, Sparks, and Huddles which makes the service distinct from other social media services like Facebook.
If you had already started using Google Plus you should have already created many circles and Streams and +1s. But what if something goes wrong? You will loose all your contacts , circles and other information you have created as part of your Google Plus account. The answer is to take periodic backup of your Google Plus data. You can periodically create Google Plus backup so that you will have a backup of your contacts, circles , Buzz, Stream etc and can restore in case if something goes wrong.
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How to Back up Google+ data?

We have discussed about the Data Liberation Services from Google which allows users to back up the copy of their data stored within various Google Products. In that article we discussed how to download a copy of your Buzz, Contacts and Circles, Picasa Web Albums, Profile,Stream,Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calendar,Google Analytics data,Blogger, Google Bookmarks, Orkut data, Google Reader and YouTube videos.
Read: How To Download Copy of Your Data Stored Within Google Products?

Backup Google Plus data using Google Takeout Service

To backup your Google+ data you can use the Google Takeout Service. Follow the below steps to use Google Takeout to download your data for the following Google+ products to your computer.

  • Go to Google Takeout Service
  • Login to your Google account
  • You can Download all the data together as below.
  • Backup-google+ google plus  data

  • You can even select one or more services to download the data from. Google Takeout will show the size of data in the archive. see below.

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Backup Google Plus data using the Data liberation Service in Account Settings

You can use the Data Liberation tab of your account settings to export your Google Plus data.You can download your PicasaWeb Albums photos,Stream posts, Buzz posts and Circles and Contacts as zip files. The Google Profile data can be downloaded as a .json file

  • Sign in to Google+ new window.
  • Click your full name or email address in the Google+ bar.
  • Click Account settings.
  • Click the Data liberation tab.
  • Select either Download Your Data to export all of your data, or select a specific service. See below

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  • Laura

    So, everyone seems to know how to "download"and "backup". Can anyone tell us how to "restore?"

    • http://bknnet.dk Brian Haahr-Nielsen

      Did you find a way to restore the data?

  • David

    How do we restore the data? HOW? This is useless without being able to restore it.

  • Cxvbcv

    No way to restore date. What’s the point of backup?

  • Htcdnd

    One way road. What a shame for google…

  • Mario Aguila

    My Android had a problem and I decided to delete their galleries. Automatically was erased all my photo Albums in Google+ and Picasa, not only those from Instant Upload (I never received any warning that it would happen). A disaster. I made a takeout a week ago, but now I realize that it does not serve to restore everything back.

  • Mario Aguila

    My Android had a problem and I decided to delete their galleries. Automatically was erased all my photo Albums in Google+ and Picasa, not only those from Instant Upload (I never received any warning that it would happen). A disaster. I made a takeout a week ago, but now I realize that it does not serve to restore everything back.

  • http://twitter.com/legalerswelcome Natalie Alesi

    Can you re-upload the .json Profile to a new Google+ account?

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