Twitter closes Periscope, live streaming app from the social network

Twitter closes Periscope, live streaming app from the social network
Twitter closes Periscope, live streaming app from the social network

Periscope, Twitter’s live streaming app, ended its activities this Thursday (1st). Measure had already been informed last year.

According to a publication on the Periscope blog, the application had a high cost to remain active, operating in “unsustainable maintenance mode”.

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“In the past two years, we have seen a decline in usage and we know that the cost of supporting the application will only continue to increase over time,” explained the developers.

In order not to take users by surprise, the application had announced the closure in December 2020. Since then, it has started to block the creation of new accounts and established a deadline until March 31 for anyone who already had a profile to download their files.

The relationship between Twitter and Periscope

In 2015, Periscope was purchased by Twitter even before its launch, which occurred during the height of pre-pandemic live streams. Despite the initial success, the app was unable to keep pace to establish itself in the market, and ended up being hit by other streaming services, such as the giant Twitch and Facebook’s own live platform.

In the following year, the social network integrated all the functionality of live streams on its platform, changing “most of the core features of Periscope” to Twitter Live. It was a red alert for the streaming company, which will remain active only as an archive of public broadcasts

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