Periscope is testing a new feature that allows users to save their live-streams permanently. Announced in a broadcast earlier this week, the feature has been introduced in response to user requests for a way to save streams for longer than 24 hours.
This addition comes after the closure of Katch earlier this month. Many Periscope broadcasters used Katch to save their streams permanently, since Periscope didn’t offer the feature itself.
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Periscope said it plans to introduce more control for users who want to keep their streams forever, as well as for users who may want their streams to quickly disappear. To test its saving functionality before the full release, Periscope has launched a public beta, allowing users to save their streams by adding the hashtag ‘#save’ to each stream’s title before going live.
It’s worth noting, even if broadcasters use the #save hashtag to save their streams, they will still have the ability to manually delete their videos at a later time.
In addition, once the full saving feature launches, users will no longer need to add the #save hashtag to their streams to save their content.