Iv’e been backing up my Facebook data for years this way, and since I’ve recently started using Google more, I decided it was time to start backing up that data too. Of course, even if you don’t care about backups, you might still be interested in what they actually have one you, this will give you a chance to review that.
The actual process is very simple for both, but you have to know were to start.
Enter your password when prompted:
Log into myaccount.google.com, and click on Control your content
The select the file format ( I use tgz since it’s a native UNIX/Linux format ) and that I want an email sent
And that’s it …
What happens next?
Another thing to note: if you have anything flagged as copyrighted on youtube, it wont be included in your archive.
UPDATE 2016-03-30: Updated the instructions for Google as they’ve changed slightly.