Twitter has announced that it’ll be shutting down Periscope as a service, with the corporate set to discontinue the Periscope functions by March 2021. Twitter will, nevertheless, proceed to supply stay video streaming via its built-in Twitter Stay function inside the principle Twitter app.
“The Periscope app is in an unsustainable maintenance-mode state, and has been for some time,” explains the corporate defined in a weblog publish. “Over the previous couple of years, we’ve seen declining utilization and know that the associated fee to assist the app will solely proceed to go up over time.”
Whereas Periscope gained’t be totally shut down till March, the corporate is already blocking any new account sign-ups beginning within the subsequent app replace. Customers may have the possibility to obtain an archive of each their Periscope movies and their knowledge earlier than the app is shuttered subsequent 12 months.
Twitter purchased Periscope again in March 2015, earlier than the service even launched. It later integrated live video into the main Twitter app in December 2016, in a function that was described as being “powered by Periscope.”