Periscope Live Stream is Discontinuing

UPDATE, THURSDAY APRIL 1st, 2021:

A DownCulture EXCLUSIVE!

Head of Customer Success & Operations at Streamyard Reaches out to DownCulture, “you can still stream and view streams on periscope for a bit”

Our crack team of researchers here at DownCulture immediately investigated. You can, in fact, still stream to Periscope…(streamed 2 hours ago)

We will continue to monitor the situation, stay tuned here

Periscope live stream app, the live streaming service owned by Twitter, will be discontinuing tomorrow on March 31st 2021.

What is happening to Periscope?

“Twitter has made the difficult decision to wind down the Periscope app. The Periscope iOS and Android apps will no longer be in service as of March 31, 2021. Periscope web at periscope.tv, will remain available as a read-only archive of public broadcasts. Given our previous work integrating core parts of Periscope into the service, this move will allow us to further strengthen our live video creation tools natively in Twitter. We’re incredibly proud and grateful for all that Periscope has brought to the service, and look forward to having its vibrant community of creators continue to join the conversation on Twitter.”

help.twitter.com

When is this happening?

On December 15, 2020, we notified customers that Periscope is being sunset and people will no longer be able to use the app for live broadcasts by March 31, 2021. People will also no longer be able to create new accounts or purchase coins to tip their favorite broadcaster.”

help.twitter.com

The Good Old Days

I remember the first time I used the app. It was three years ago. I borrowed an iPad from work to use as a teaching tool for when I was tutoring.

I remember opening the app and clicking on the map – I found myself navigating around the world, watching people do random things. Some people were playing guitar, others dancing. Some people were live streaming while driving. There was a ton of people smoking weed.

Then in the summer of 2020, came the protests. I watched dozens of protests where people were live streaming. Some peaceful. Some not peaceful.

There are videos of me showing off my culinary skills. Testing out my fun camping gear. And hanging out in the backyard enjoying the weather.

Other videos include my attempts at doing a podcast. With names such as “Story Time with D” and “Three Body Podcast” (I like that last one, I may bring it back in the future).

I even had my account features locked once. All good though, they gave it back.

Where to now?

“People can broadcast on Twitter using Twitter Live within compose by selecting the in-app camera icon. Additionally, brands, publishers and creators can go live on Twitter by using Media Studio. People will also still be able to create broadcasts programmatically through the Periscope public API, which will also be migrating to the Twitter API in 2021.”

Keep an eye out on my twitter feed, I’ll be sharing my favourite videos I’ve made over the last three years on Periscope. Stay tuned!

Have you used Periscope live streaming before? If so, did you have fun? What did you do on the app?

As always, feel free to leave a comment below!

(cover photo taken from https://www.wired.com/2014/11/genius-periscope-gives-eyes-back-head/)

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