Periscope, the app that popularized stay streaming from smartphones, is shutting down today, simply over six years after it launched. The service has already been faraway from app shops, and most options will not be accessible after today.
Reside streaming will stay on within Twitter, which has owned Periscope , simply weeks earlier than the service launched. Twitter introduced in December, saying utilization was declining, and the app had been in an “unsustainable maintenance-mode state” for some time.
The Periscope web site will stay on-line with an archive of public broadcasts. Periscope customers will nonetheless be capable to by Twitter.
Reside streaming turned an in a single day phenomenon in March 2015 with the debut of Periscope and one other app known as Meerkat. Although Meerkat got here out first, Periscope was in a position to with Twitter’s backing and change into the chief in stay streaming.
The phenomenon appeared to subside simply as shortly, nonetheless. Fb by itself service, and no platform developed a dominant group across the function. In December 2016, straight from its personal app, eradicating a lot of the necessity for Periscope as a standalone service.