New Delhi: Twitter on Wednesday introduced to discontinue its live-streaming service Periscope as a separate cellular app by March 2021.
The firm will, nonetheless, proceed to supply dwell video streaming via its built-in Twitter Live characteristic inside the principle app.
“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,” the Periscope group stated in a press release.
“Leaving it in its current state isn’t doing right by the current and former Periscope community or by Twitter”.
Twitter purchased Periscope in March 2015 earlier than the product had been publicly launched. The Periscope app for Android and iOS was developed by Kayvon Beykpour and Joe Bernstein.
Sources then stated the acquisition quantity was “sizeable”, above $50 million. Some stated it fell between $75 and $100 million.
Twitter stated that it plans to take away Periscope from the app shops by March 2021 and nobody will be capable of create a brand new account in-app beginning with the subsequent launch.
“Broadcasts that were shared to Twitter will live on as replays, and all broadcasters will be able to download an archive of their Periscope broadcasts and data before the app is removed in March 2021,” the micro-blogging platform stated.
According to Twitter, the corporate has moved “most of the core capabilities of Periscope” into Twitter Live.
In June 2018, a Turkish court docket banned Periscope for violating the copyright of the Turkish firm known as Periskop. Periscope had been actively utilized by the Turkish opposition till an preliminary ban was put in place in April 2017, weeks earlier than a constitutional referendum to broaden presidential powers.