Twitter plans to close the Periscope live streaming app

Twitter plans to close the Periscope live streaming app

Indicate Existing code in an application platform Twitter suggests that the video streaming app Periscope may be heading into retirement, as Twitter appears to want to facilitate its services.

The Twitter platform added a number of video services within its app, introducing Twitter Live and recently launching Fleets; So that users can share more mobile media.

The date and other details are still unknown, but there is a line in Twitter app code indicating a link to notice that Periscope is turned off.

There is no information about the stop process in the code for the version of Persicope currently available.

The two applications share some code, and there is integration between the two applications owned by Twitter, and if that line of code is implemented, this means the retirement of the application, which lasted for five years.

Kayvon Beykpour and Joe Bernstein have developed the Periscope live-streaming app for Android and iOS.

Twitter acquired Periscope before its official launch in 2015, as part of its efforts to enter the video field, specifically live video.

The move came in conjunction with Twitter’s transformation into a platform for media companies, citizen journalists, and people who want to spread the word widely about what they are thinking or doing.

Twitter was looking at the time to halt the explosive growth of Meerkat, while Periscope took a different path as a part of Twitter since his early life.

The app remained standalone, but its team, and founder (Kayvon Beykpour), became an essential part of the Twitter product development team.

The central feature of Periscope became that it became a native part of the Twitter Live app, and Twitter promoted Twitter Live content, not Periscope content.

Other leading social apps like Instagram and Facebook have taken a similar route, offering live video features as an embedded part of their platform, rather than offering them as a standalone app.

Vine was the popular short video app that Twitter acquired, and the app grew quite well for a while, but Twitter then shut it down to focus on Periscope.

AppAnnie’s rankings indicate Periscope is among the top 100 social media apps in most markets.


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