Users can now save their broadcasts forever using #save
Periscope’s live streamed broadcasts have become a lot more permanent.CEO Kayvon Beykpour announced on the platform last night that Users of the Twitter-owned app can now choose to save their videos forever, which changes the previous policy that say broadcasts disappear after 24 hours. Users who want to keep their broadcasts can now put “#save” in the title to keep their videos online forever, disappearing only if they choose to delete the entire video at some point in the future.
Beykpour said “Periscope soliciting feedback from its users on how it works”, hence the feature is now available to all users as part of a public beta test. The CEO said that Periscope has been actively building support for controlling your broadcast on the platform the way you want, whether you want it to stay more than 24 hours or you want it deleted earlier. The introduction of the new #save feature comes amid a host of recent changes to Periscope and it shows the app moving away from the kind of impermanent in-the-now ethos it appeared to be designed for.
Beykpour also bade farewell to Katch, a third-party app designed to solve the problem of disappearing broadcasts by saving them and posting them elsewhere that folded last month.
Like Snap chat before it, which introduced stories and news feeds on top of its self-destructing messages years after its release. But it’s also answering the direct demands of its users, who can look at competitors like Facebook Live at any time, rather than hoping to catch something cool inside a restrictive day-long window.