Sep 06 AT 3:45 PM Dustin Earley 10 Comments

Google Voice data now available from Takeout

Google takes the ownership of your data very seriously. If you’ve ever taken the the time to read Google’s general privacy statement, you’ll know they have no problem admitting what kinds of data they obtain and exactly how they use it. The same can be said for all of Google’s services. Google also believes that if you want to obtain your own information, you should be able to. Which is why they launched Google Takeout.

Google Takeout is simple. You over to, sign in, and download your data. You can organize your data by service, check your previous downloads or grab an archive of everything. The information you can download with Takeout includes +1 button clicks, data from Buzz, contacts, circles, Picasa web albums, your profile information, Google+ stream data and, starting today, archived information from your Google Voice account.

Along with the ability to download voicemail messages and greetings as .mp3 files from Google Voice, you can also obtain text messages in HTML and any forwarding phone number as a vCard.

As Google and their services continue to evolve, so will Takeout. The Big G wants to make sure you always have access to your data, and adding Google Voice to the list of available services in Takeout is certainly a step in the right direction. If you’d like to see what Takeout is all about, hit up today.

Source: Google

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • Carlos Nunez

    Now if only there was an official API for Google Voice…

    • Dustin Earley

      Do you have some sort of crazy idea?

      • William

        I agree with Carlos. It’d be nice if Google released a official API, it would allow people to make custom SMS apps that supports Google Voice SMS rather than using the Google Voice app interface.

  • Jim

    Though the paranoid half of me worries that if someone gets even temporary access to my account, they can now download everything for viewing / legal proceedings / blackmail / shocking my mother at a later date.

  • codesplice

    It’s a great option to offer you the ability to download a copy of all your data… but what are you going to do with it?

    I’m serious. I don’t have a clue what to do with it other than what I can already do with it online.

    • JOCKE

      It gives you the option to take your data and switch to another service if you want to.

      Try to do that with facebook…..

  • Cwalden21

    ^^Feel the same way

  • Techrocket9

    You had me all excited about placing Google Voice calls over data…


  • GeauxLSU

    With all this great stuff Google can do, why haven’t they figured out a way to do MMS messaging with Google Voice?