Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Dec 2013 00:18 UTC

Having access to your data and being able to take it with you is important, especially if that data contains precious memories like old love letters, your first job offer, or that 100-message thread discussing the merits of various cat videos. Starting today we're rolling out the ability to export a copy of your Gmail and Google Calendar data, making it easy to back up your data or move to another service.

You can download all of your mail and calendars or choose a subset of labels and calendars. You can also download a single archive file for multiple products with a copy of your Gmail, Calendar, Google+, YouTube, Drive, and other Google data.

Great move by Google. The Data Liberation Front had gotten a bit stale, and it was about time exporting all your emails from Gmail became easier. Good backup tool, too - for, you know, company stuff. Or emails from a girl you like.

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Thank you
by porcel on Fri 6th Dec 2013 12:50 UTC
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Thank you for making this easy, Google. This tells me enough people at Google are still somewhat sensible.

As others have said, until all Internet traffic is truly encrypted end-to-end, we should all be more mindful of what we place on the internet.

Nonetheless, good move by google. Yes, you could do most of this on your own, but making it really easy to do for everyone counts.

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