How to Download Your Data on Google Plus Before its Shutdown

Google + is officially shutting down due to low engagement and I can’t even remember the last time I used it. It was already dead on arrival since 2016.

If you are an avid user of Google Plus, here is how to download Google plus data and doc before its shut down.

How to Download Google Plus Data Before its Shut Down

Step 1: Visit Google Takeout: It conveniently lets you download any of the data from your Google account that you want all from one location. Visit

Step 2: Select Google Data You Wish to keep:

To download data from Google+, first of all ‘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.

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  • +1s
  • Google+ Circles
  • Google+ Communities
  • Google+ Stream
  • Hangouts
  • Hangouts on Air
  • Profile

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.

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Alternatively, a download link can be sent over email once the data is compiled and ready for download.

That is it guys, let us know if you encounter any challenges downloading your doc from Google plus. R.I.P Google+!


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17 thoughts on “How to Download Your Data on Google Plus Before its Shutdown”

  1. I don’t see any reason of downloading d files I have dre…
    Let everything shutdown together…
    Its really so sad to know google + didnt live upto expectations..
    Google+ is a total mess


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