Google Takeout is a great feature that I think Google should publicize better. You won't find it on the list of products or services available by clicking the MORE button on Google's website, but it is probably one of the best features available.
Google Takeout will allow you to download copies of all of this:
- Backup Google Plus or +1s
- Backup your Blogger account
- Backup Buzz
- Backup all of your contacts
- Backup your Google Drive files
- Backup your Google Plus circles
- Backup your Google Plus stream
- Backup your (Google) Pages
- Back up all of your Picasa Web Albums
- Backup your Google Profile
- Backup your (Google) Reader
- Backup your Google Voice account, including voice mails.
- Backup your YouTube videos.
You can choose to back up everything all at once, or pick and choose which stuff you want to back up.
Spread the word, this is an amazing feature that Google has provided us with, yet it is pretty much a "hidden" feature, since it is difficult to find on Google's pages if you do not know what you are looking for.
Oh, before I forget.... Here is how to get there http://google.com/takeout