Twitter announced this Tuesday that will close the application to broadcast live video Periscope in March 2021, considering that it has become “unsustainable” due to the drop in the number of users in recent years.
“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 passes, “they said in a statement from Twitter, which acquired that application in 2015.
The functions of Periscope, which lived its heyday in the middle of the decade that is now ending, were gradually being integrated by the Twitter application itself with services such as Twitter Live, with which the former became dispensable.
In the coming days, it will no longer be possible to create new accounts on Periscope, and in March 2021 the application will no longer be available in virtual stores. Until then, Internet users who want it a copy of your videos and data may be downloaded to keep them.
The bluebird company bought the standalone “microblogging” app in 2015 to allow its users to “stream” live video with a cell phone.
The videos then became available for viewing both live and during the 24 hours that followed the recording.
When a user made a broadcast, their followers received a notification and by accessing the video they could comment live 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.