Closed down a company Twitter is the Periscope app that made live broadcasts from smartphones popular, just six years after its launch, andThe service has been removed from the app stores, and most features will no longer be accessible.
And the live broadcast continues within the Twitter platform, which has owned the Periscope application since March 2015, just weeks before the launch of the service. The app began developing in 2014 and was acquired by Twitter before it was released to the public.
Twitter announced the impending shutdown in December, saying that usage was declining, and the app had been in an unsustainable state of maintenance for a while.
She added: Leaving the app as is was not good for the current and former Periscope community or for Twitter itself.
The Periscope website remains connected to the public broadcast archive, but has not allowed a new account to be created since last year, and app users are still able to download Their data Via Twitter.
Live broadcasts became an overnight phenomenon in March 2015 with the debut of Periscope and another app called Meerkat.
And although Meerkat came out first, Periscope managed to get rid of it quickly with the support of Twitter and became the pioneer of live broadcasts.
However, the phenomenon appeared to be easing just as quickly, as Facebook pushed hard for live broadcasts via its own service, and no platform has developed a dominant community around the feature.
In December 2016, Twitter added the ability to broadcast directly from its app, removing much of the need for Periscope as a standalone service.
With the Periscope app gone, people can broadcast using Twitter Live by clicking on the camera option within the app, and brands, publishers and creatives can broadcast live using Media Studio.
Today is the last day the Periscope app is available, the app said, and we go with our gratitude to all the creators and viewers who have helped bring the joy across the Periscope community, and we hope to see you all directly on Twitter.
This is it. Our final goodbye. Today is the last day the Periscope app will be available.
We leave you with our gratitude for all the creators and viewers who brighten the Periscope community. We hope to see you all live on Twitter.
– Periscope (@PeriscopeCo) March 31, 2021