Google Health

Frequently Asked Questions

Google Health has been discontinued as of January 2, 2012.

You can download and delete the data you have stored in Google Health through January 1, 2013 by signing in at https://health.google.com, but you will no longer be able to view, edit, share, or enter new data.

Any data remaining in Google Health after January 1, 2013 will be irretrievably deleted shortly after that date.

Here are answers to some of the most frequently-asked questions about the discontinuation of Google Health. If you don’t see your question below, check out our help forums.

  1. How long do I have to retrieve my data?
  2. What happens to my data after January 1, 2013?
  3. Someone shared a profile with me, can I still access it?
  4. I want to keep tracking my health online. What can I use to do this?
  5. How can I get all of my data off of Google Health?
  6. When will Google Health be officially discontinued?
  7. What has happened to the partner services linked to my Google Health account?
  8. Why was Google Health discontinued?

1. How long do I have to retrieve my data?

You can download all of the data stored in your Google Health profiles at any time through January 1, 2013. Note that no additional data can be added to your profile after January 1, 2012.

More information on downloading your Google Health data, and the options available to you, is available here.

2. What happens to my data after January 1, 2013?

All user data stored in Google Health will be deleted from Google systems starting January 2, 2013.

3. Someone shared a profile with me, can I still access it?

You will be able to download shared profile information, along with any other data stored in Google Health, through January 1, 2013. If you’ve shared a profile with someone and want to revoke access, you can do that by deleting your Google Health account.

More information on downloading your Google Health data, and the options available to you, is available here.

4. I want to keep tracking my health online. What can I use to do this?

There are a number of options available. For example, you can transfer your health data to another personal health record provider such as Microsoft(R) HealthVault(TM); see this article for specific instructions on uploading your profile data to Microsoft(R) HealthVault(TM).

5. How can I get all of my data off of Google Health?

Instructions on how to move off of Google Health, and download your data in a number of formats, are available here.

Information on simply downloading your data, and the formats available, is available here.

6. When will Google Health be officially discontinued?

Google Health was officially discontinued as a service as of January 2, 2012, and no longer offers the ability to view, edit, share, or enter new data. Existing data can be downloaded through January 1, 2013.

More information on downloading your Google Health data, and the options available to you, is available here.

7. What has happened to the partner services linked to my Google Health account?

All notices and other data imported into your Google Health profile by Google Health partners will be available for download, along with all other data you stored in Google Health, through January 1, 2013. Note that no additional data can be added to your profile by linked partner services after January 1, 2012, and likewise, linked partner services will not be able to access data in your profiles after January 1, 2012.

More information on downloading your Google Health data, and the options available to you, is available here.

8. Why was Google Health discontinued?

Please see our blog post for more information on this decision.