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Periscope makes replays permanent if you put #Save in the title

TechCrunch TechCrunch 4/05/2016 Josh Constine

Periscope added its biggest missing feature today in a move that could make it more palatable to brands and social stars, and help it compete with Facebook Live. You can now permanently save replays of your broadcasts by including #Save in their title. Previously, broadcasts disappeared after 24 hours.

Periscope’s CEO Kayvon Beykpour took to…Periscope to announce the new feature

Previously, many professional content creators and brands were turned off by the ephemeral its of Periscope. The 24 hour life span made it easier to feel natural on camera and not worry about fumbling for words or not looking perfect. But it meant creators’ hard work would vaporize, making it feel less worth undertaking. 

Now, creators and average users might feel more inclined to jump in front of the camera. Permanent replays are still optional if you want to shoot somethings disposable and off the cuff. Yet the feature addition removes a talking point for Facebook Live, which touted the added reach the optional permanence of its replays offered.

With the platforms being equal to this regard, the differentiator is now more about audience size.

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