In an email to all its subscribers yesterday, Posterous Founder and CEO Sachin Agarwal reminded its subscribers that the blogging platform will shut down officially on April 30. Posterous Spaces will no longer be available to view or edit as of that date.
Posterous launched in 2008 and grew to over 15 million subscribers. The service made it easy for users to share content via favourite social networks through its feature set. In its prime, many migrated from other content management systems and blog engines to Posterous due to its ease of use and social savviness. Posterous also made it easy to discover content ala ‘Tumblog’-style which has inspired newer platforms like Pinterest.
Snippet of email:
Posterous launched in 2008. Our mission was to make it easier to share photos and connect with your social networks. Since joining Twitter almost one year ago, we’ve been able to continue that journey, building features to help you discover and share what’s happening in the world – on an even larger scale.
On April 30th, we will turn off posterous.com and our mobile apps in order to focus 100% of our efforts on Twitter. This means that as of April 30, Posterous Spaces will no longer be available either to view or to edit.
Right now and over the next couple months until April 30th, you can download all of your Posterous Spaces including your photos, videos, and documents.
In March 2012, Posterous was acquired by Twitter and the team has since concentrated on developing Twitter.
Right now and over the next couple months until April 30, you can download all of your Posterous Spaces including your photos, videos, and documents.
Here are the steps:
- Go to http://posterous.com/#backup.
- Click to request a backup of your Space by clicking “Request Backup” next to your Space name.
- When your backup is ready, you’ll receive an email.
- Return to http://posterous.com/#backup to download a .zip file.
If you’re planning to move your Posterous content to other platforms like WordPress and Squarespace, there are importers that can move all of your content over to either service.