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 Google.com/Takeout, 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 Google.com/Takeout today.