There are other good reasons to have a local backup of your Google info. You may be switching jobs, or maybe you’ve decided to stop using a specific email account, or you just want a copy of all your emails just in case.
Whatever your reasons, it’s not a bad idea to back up and export your Gmail and other Google accounts using Google’s Takeout feature. In fact, you can set your accounts to back up regularly, which is a good practice — especially if you’ve got several years of important stuff packed into them.
HOW TO BACK UP YOUR GMAIL:
- Go to myaccount.google.com
- Under Privacy & personalization, click on Manage your data & privacy.
- Scroll down to Download or delete your data. Click on Download your data.