#Posterous will turn off on April 30

Posterous launched in 2008. Its mission was to make it easier to share photos and connect with your social networks. Since joining Twitter almost one year ago, they’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, Twitter will turn off posterous.com and its mobile apps in order to focus 100% of 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 until April 30th, you can download all of your Posterous Spaces including your photos, videos, and documents.

Here are the steps:

  1. Go to http://posterous.com/#backup.
  2. Click to request a backup of your Space by clicking “Request Backup” next to your Space name.
  3. When your backup is ready, you’ll receive an email.
  4. Return to http://posterous.com/#backup to download a .zip file.

If you want to move your site to another service, WordPress and Squarespace offer importers that can move all of your content over to either service. Justmigrate offers a service to move your site to Tumblr. Just remember: you need to back up your Spaces by April 30.

More information on these services can be found here: