Twitter will shut down Periscope in March 2021

The company acquired the video app in 2015. Users who so wish will be able to download a copy of their videos and data to keep.

The social network Twitter announced plans to shut down Periscope, its live video platform. He explained in a blog post that the app is facing a continuous decline in the number of users.

“The truth is that the Periscope application is in an unsustainable state of maintenance, and has been for quite some time. In recent years, we have seen a drop in users and we know that the cost of maintaining it will increase as time goes by ”, they pointed out from Twitter, which acquired that application in 2015.

The functions of Periscope, which lived through its heyday in the middle of the decade that is now ending, were gradually integrated by the Twitter application itself with services such as Twitter Live, making the app expendable.

No new accounts can be created on Periscope in the coming days, and in March 2021 the application will no longer be available in virtual stores. Until then, Internet users who so wish may download a copy of their videos and data to keep them.

Twitter bought the independent “microblogging” application to allow its users to make live videos with their cell phones. The videos were then available both live and for 24 hours after recording.

When a user made a broadcast, their followers received a notification and by accessing the video they could comment life and also indicate that they liked it by sending hearts to the author.

The user could choose if his broadcast was accessible to all his followers or limit his access to a specific number of people.