Twitter closes Periscope streaming app by March 2021, reducing usage and higher support costs

Twitter said on Tuesday it would close the Periscope, a live-streaming app it bought in 2015, due to declining usage over the past few years and high ancillary costs.

The mobile app has been in “stable maintenance-mode” for some time, Twitter said in a Blog post. “Over the past few years, we have seen a decline in usage and we know that the cost of supporting the app will continue to rise over time. Leaving in the present state is not correct in the present and the former Periscope Via community or Twitter, ”the company said.

Twitter also said it planned to make the announcement soon, but had to reiterate several projects. Corona virus The pandemic and its effects.

Much of Periscope’s core capabilities have been integrated into Twitter, and the company plans to remove it from the App Store by March 2021.

Shared broadcasts on Twitter will continue to be replay and users will be able to download an archive of their periscope transmissions and data before removing the app, the company said.

“The capabilities and ethics of the Periscope team and infrastructure are already expanding on Twitter, and we believe live video has the potential to see even more viewers in the Twitter product,” the company said in a blog post.

Earlier this month, Twitter Has been released Top most tweeted categories and hashtags of the year in India. Cricketer though Virat Kohli Tweet wife Anoushka Sharma’s pregnancy favorite tweet, Tamil actor Vijay taking selfie with fans is the most retweeted post in the country.

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