Twitter Announces Closure of Periscope After Purchasing Another Streaming Service

The social network will stop working with the video streaming application Periscope from March 31, 2021, according to the Twitter help section. In December, Twitter announced it was buying the co-broadcast service Squad.

The company has already disabled the ability to create new Periscope accounts without being tied to Twitter. Key Periscope features — creating and watching live streams — are already built into the mobile app. At the same time, registration in Periscope allowed buying paid tokens and sending “super hearts” to streamers, which members of the affiliate program could then exchange for cash rewards. Periscope has already disabled the ability to buy tokens.

The Periscope developers reported that over the past couple of years, the popularity of the service has been falling, and the cost of supporting the application would only grow in the future. “Truth be told, Periscope has been in maintenance mode for a long time and won’t be able to maintain long,” they wrote on their Medium blog.

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