Back in 2015, Twitter acquired Periscope which allowed users to create their own livestreams and share it on the social network’s platform. However, fast forward to today, it seems that Twitter has decided that they have integrated Periscope into its platform deeply enough where maybe there is no longer a need for a standalone app.

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So much so that the company has announced that come 2021, they will be shutting the Periscope app down. According to Twitter, “We’re planning to remove Periscope from the app stores by March 2021, but no one will be able to create a new account in-app starting with the next release. 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.”

As Twitter notes, shutting down the Periscope app doesn’t mean that users cannot go live. It’s just that Twitter feels that maybe they’ve integrated enough of Periscope’s core features that there is no longer a need for a standalone app. “The capabilities and ethos of the Periscope team and infrastructure already permeate Twitter, and we’re confident that live video still has the potential of seeing an even wider audience within the Twitter product.”

That being said, if you are an avid Periscope user, then this is something to take note of. For those who have already been using the Twitter app to go live, then this probably wouldn’t affect you all that much.

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