Periscope App Officially Shutting Down After Today

Twitter-owned app Periscope today announced that its dedicated app for the live video service will be shut down as of today. In a tweet, Periscope said that today is the last day that the Periscope app will be available.

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Periscope first announced its planned shutdown in December of 2020, and said that the app was being shuttered because most of the Periscope functionality has now transitioned to the Twitter app.

The Periscope app was still available un an "unsustainable maintenance-mode state" with declining usage and rising costs, and the Periscope team said that leaving the app as is wasn't "doing right by the current and former Periscope community or by Twitter."


Periscope's core capabilities are available through Twitter, and the app has not allowed new account creation since last year. Broadcasts shared to Twitter will be available as replays, and all Periscope users will be able download an archive of broadcasts and data.

With the Periscope app gone, people will be able to broadcast using Twitter Live within the compose view by tapping on the in-app camera option. Brands, publishers, and creators can go live using Media Studio.

Top Rated Comments

bwillwall Avatar
8 months ago
Twitter destroys everything it touches.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coolajami Avatar
8 months ago
I didn't even know there is such service...
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FishyFish Avatar
8 months ago
I really liked Periscope
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jigzaw Avatar
8 months ago
One unique thing that I don't think twitter has is you could see a map of the world with dots where people were broadcasting and pop in and look at them. That was really fascinating. Occasionally I'd wander around the globe and peek in on broadcasts from various parts of the world. When Venezuela was protesting, I spun the globe over to them and peeked in people broadcasting the protests as they happened. If twitter doesn't incorporate that kind of discoverability and exploration, then fie on them.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
qoop Avatar
8 months ago
Yet another service that spent its time trying to extract profits from nothing.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving Avatar
8 months ago
At first, I thought it was Periscope camera for the iphone... Didn't know such service existed.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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