Twitter makes it official, Periscope is shutting down


By: Tech Desk | New Delhi |

December 16, 2020 7:54:34 pm

Twitter publicizes that it is shutting down Periscope (Reuters representational picture)

A number of days after rumours of the stay broadcasting app, Periscope getting an early retirement surfaced, Twitter introduced on December 15 that it is shutting it down as a service citing “declining usage”. Twitter will discontinue the Periscope functions by March 2021, greater than 5 years after buying it. The stay streaming function on the social media platform will keep as an built-in function on the principle app.

“The Periscope app is in an unsustainable maintenance-mode state, and has been for a while,” the corporate stated in a weblog put up. “Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen declining usage and know that the cost to support the app will only continue to go up over time.”

With few months to go to Periscope getting utterly shut down, the corporate has blocked new signups with the newest replace of the app which has already been rolled out. The current customers even have a number of months’ time to obtain an archive of their movies and information earlier than the app goes out of date. However, the Periscope web site won’t go down and can act as a “read-only archive of public broadcasts”.

Ahead of the shutdown, Periscope may even be enjoyable its necessities to develop into ‘Super Broadcasters’. These broadcasters will have the ability to money out their suggestions until April 30th, 2021.

In 2015, Twitter acquired Periscope even earlier than a secure model of the app was launched to compete in opposition to Meerkat, a live-streaming device for Twitter and Facebook accounts. However, with extra social media platforms selling stay content material as a substitute of doing it by way of standalone apps, the downfall for Periscope began. The firm additionally stated that it would have retired the app earlier if it wasn’t for the continued Covid-19 pandemic.

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