Breaking up with a web-based ecosystem is hard to do, especially when you have several gigabytes of data invested in a specific platform. However, things just got a whole lot easier for disgruntled vloggers. Google recently added YouTube to its Takeout data migration service, which now gives users the ability to pull all of their uploaded videos from the company’s servers in a single stroke. This groovy tool should definitely come in handy when you’re busy shopping around your latest foreign film to different movie studios. In addition to being extremely easy to use, the service will also send an email letting you know that your download has finished. Simply set it and forget it!
Those who extol the virtues of keeping one’s personal and professional life separate probably never had to juggle two Google+ accounts. Folks saddled with a Google+ profile for both their personal Gmail account and their organization’s Google Apps account can now migrate circles, blocks and other information from one account to another using Google Takeout. The new tool won’t eliminate your double digital life completely, however — content such as posts, profile information and comments don’t migrate. The process takes time, too, kicking off with a seven day waiting period before restricting the user’s Google+ access for 48 hours while Takeout boxes up the data. Still, this should make managing Circles across multiple accounts a little simpler. Check out the official Google help page at the source link below.
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