Twitter has officially killed off its live video streaming service Periscope, with the app having been removed from the App Store.
We already knew that Periscope was going the way of the dodo as of late last year. Since then many were under the impression it was already dead and buried, yours truly included. But now, the company has announced, it’s game over for real.
Periscope was originally a completely separate app from Twitter but the social network bought it out in 2015. The service was very popular for a while, although the likes of TikTok and Instagram have stolen its thunder – and users – in recent years.
Twitter has now turned its attention to other options including Twitter Live. It’s also working on live audio features such as Spaces as it deals with the popularity of apps like Clubhouse.
Periscope’s website remains live and that’s where you can go to download archived versions of videos, for example.
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