How To Archive Your Google+ Photo Spheres and 360 Imagery (from IVRPA)

I have not tested this but since I have uploaded THETA images to G+ over the years, I’ll be looking to take advantage of it.

IVRPA credits +Brian Slesinsky for the tutorial. Thanks, Brian.


Here are the instructions:

  1. Go to
  2. Optional: to switch to a Google+ Page click your profile photo at top right, and select the Google+ Page’s Brand Account from the list. Once you have switched, you will see the Page’s Profile image at top right.
  3. Deselect everything in the Takeout list except Google+ Stream.
  4. Download as a zip file. (Creating the archive may take a while if you have a lot of posts)
  5. Unzip.
  6. Open Takeout folder.
  7. Open Google+ Stream folder.
  8. There will be one HTML file per post. Sort by date modified.


  • The earliest modified file should be your first post.
  • The file should open in your browser. Click the Permalink link to open the post on Google+.
  • The archive does not include photos or images you posted to Google+. You can create a separate archive of your photos in Google Takeout > Google Photos (Google+ uploads appear to be in date albums)
  • You may see a Google+ Pages archive option. This only archives the Circles of your Google+ Pages, not the posts.

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PS. I like the mention of Orkut. I used Orkut back in the day!