If you use Google services, there's a really easy way to download everything you have stored on the company's servers.
This is particularly important if you ever decide to quit Google and delete your account entirely, but still want a record of your Google Calendar, an archive of the pictures in Google Photos or a copy of everything in Gmail. It's also useful if you want a reminder of everything Google knows about you.
We already showed you how to download a copy of everything Facebook knows about you. Now here's how to download an archive of your footprint on Google.
A reminder: downloading your data doesn't delete it. Think of it as a backup.