It looks like Periscope is taking some cues from Facebook Live as it’s now introduced a way for live streamers to save their broadcasts for later playback. These saved broadcasts will also remain available for as long as the streamer wishes.
CEO Kayvon Beykpour anounced last night that a change in policy, which previously stated that broadcasts would disappear after 24 hours, will allow users to save their broadcasts indefinitely.
This feature is now available to all users as part of a public beta test, with Periscope grabbing feedback from its users. According to Beykpour they’ve been “actively building support for controlling how your broadcasts stay” on Periscope, including an ability to keep then live longer than the previous 24-hour window, but also to allow users to delete them more quickly.
Those who now want to keep their live streamed broadcasts can now stick #save in the title to keep their videos online forever.
This is just one of the many changes Periscope has introduced in the past few months to further keep a hold of its users who could just as easily switch to other platforms such as Facebook Live and Snapchat.