Twitter is shutting down its Periscope apps

Twitter has announced that it’ll be shutting down Periscope as a service, with the company set to discontinue the Periscope applications by March 2021. Twitter will, however, continue to offer live video streaming through its integrated Twitter Live feature within the main Twitter app.

“The Periscope app is in an unsustainable maintenance-mode state, and has been for a while,” explains the company explained in a blog post. “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.”

While Periscope won’t be fully shut down until March, the company is already blocking any new account sign-ups starting in the next app update. Users will have the chance to…

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Author: Chaim Gartenberg