April 30, 2021
Twitter is Shutting Down Livestreaming App Periscope

Since Basically No One Uses it, Twitter is Shutting Down the Standalone Periscope App

Twitter has announced it will completely shutter its standalone live-streaming app, Periscope due to substantial declining usage trends…

Originally released by Twitter as a standalone live-streaming option, Periscope enjoyed a period of popularity. Due to its fad, Twitter quickly moved to bake most of its core functionalities right into its flagship microblog in 2016. Shortly thereafter, unsurprisingly, people using Periscope migrated over to the main Twitter app and the result was an increasingly abandoned platform.

Twitter is Shutting Down Live-Streaming App Periscope

Twitter says Periscope just doesn’t have the usage to justify supporting it any longer. So, the company will disable new account creation with the upcoming release. Then, remove the Periscope app from the Google Play Store and Apple Play Store by March 2021. Fortunately, users can download archives until that time. Meanwhile, Periscope Studio will merge into Twitter Media Studio. Periscope explains in a blog post:

“The truth is that the Periscope app is in an unsustainable maintenance-mode state, and has been for a while. Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen declining usage and know that the cost to support the app will only continue to go up over time. Leaving it in its current state isn’t doing right by the current and former Periscope community or by Twitter.”

Ashley Lipman

Ashley Lipman is a super-connector with Outreachmama who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking.

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