Twitter plans to shut down Periscope, the live video streaming app it acquired in 2015, due to declining usage and high costs, reports Deadline.

Deadline adds: “In a blog post wistfully headlined “Farewell, Periscope,” the team running the app disclosed that it has been in an “unsustainable maintenance-mode state” for some time. The end of its run as a separate mobile app will come in March 2021 when it is removed from app stores, though the ability to create new accounts will stop even sooner.”

“We still believe in the power of live video to solve impactful problems, which is why we’ve brought most of the core capabilities of Periscope into Twitter,” the blog post said. “We probably would have made this decision sooner if it weren’t for all of the projects we reprioritized due to the events of 2020. We’re sharing our decision with you now because we want to be transparent and honest about where we’re at and what’s next.”

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