In December 2020, Twitter announced the purchase of the Squad app for screen sharing during calls.
Twitter announced that it will close Periscope and completely shut down the app until March 31, 2021 By this time, the social network will remove Periscope from all app stores.
The social network has already disabled the ability to create new Periscope accounts. Twitter has already built in the key functions of the application – creating and watching broadcasts. Users will be able to download an archive of their videos by the end of March, and broadcast through the Twitter application.
The Periscope developers said that over the past couple of years they have seen a decline in the popularity of the service, knowing that the cost of supporting it will only grow. “In truth, Periscope has been in a flaky maintenance mode for a while,” they wrote in a blog post.
Twitter acquired Periscope in 2015 prior to the official launch of the app. According to sources, the deal cost $ 100 million. One of the co-founders of the Kayvon Bikpur app works as a top manager on Twitter.
In December 2020, Twitter announced the purchase of the startup Squad, which is developing an app of the same name for sharing the screen during a video call.