Periscope Preservation

An ongoing document for (former) Periscope users detailing all available means of preserving/scraping data and media from psp.tv.

The official announcement of Periscope’s demise was posted on their Medium blog on December 15th, 2020.

It states:

Broadcasts that were shared to Twitter will live on as replays, and all broadcasters will be able to download an archive of their Periscope broadcasts and data before the app is removed in March 2021.

Thanks to a brief series of Tweets from @TwitterSupport, we know the app is going to be removed from the app store on March 31st. (Which is in 8 days, atm.)

However, the hyperlink referenced for users to find “more info… about what will happen to your Super Hearts and broadcasts, how you can go live on Twitter going forward, and more” (https://help.twitter.com/using-twitter/periscope-faq) is *currently broken- as of Mar 24, 2021 at 08:20 (CST.) I have posted replies on both Medium and Twitter pinging the relevant accounts I could find.

Given the above pullquote from the blog post, this means Twitter/Periscope has 8 days to enable users to download “an archive of their Periscope broadcasts and data,” but…

The method for downloading “broadcasts and data” as documented by Twitter/Periscope does not currently work


Any/all thoughts/feedback/corrections/updates would be deeply appreciated here on Github, by email, Twitter, or any other social platform.