Fix: Twitch Not Saving Broadcasts

Is Twitch not saving your broadcasts for some reason? Don't worry, this guide shows you all the possible fixes for this issue.

Livestreams can feel more immediate and exciting than VODs, but it’s also easy to miss them. This can be the result of different time zones or other obligations that we need to fulfill instead of going on Twitch.

If some of your followers can’t watch your stream live, they will probably look for a VOD so they can get caught up in their own time.

However, Twitch doesn’t automatically create and store VODs unless you enable the relevant setting in your account panel.

This guide will show you how to do that.

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Why Isn’t Twitch Saving My Broadcasts?

Twitch has many millions of active users, including both viewers and broadcasters. If just thirty percent of those users started saving their broadcasts, we can only imagine how much storage space Twitch would require to store so much data!

This is why the “Save my past broadcasts” option is turned off by default.

However, anyone who wants to save their broadcasts can enable the option in their settings panel.

If Twitch isn’t saving your broadcasts, here’s how to change that.

Fix 1: Enable The “Save My Past Broadcasts” Option

Finding and enabling this setting is easy. Simply follow the steps below, and you will be done in about a minute.

  1. Visit Twitch on your browser and sign in to your account.
  2. In the top-right corner, click your avatar, then select Creator Dashboard.
    Opening Twitch Creator Dashboard
  3. On the left side, you will see a menu with various options. Click on the cogwheel where it says Settings, then select Stream from the dropdown menu.
    Opening Twitch Stream Settings
  4. Scroll down slightly until you see the VOD Settings section. Switch on the “Store past broadcasts” option.
    VOD Settings Store past broadcasts

When you end a broadcast, Twitch will save and store the video for up to fourteen days.

For some users, this is not long enough. If you are one of them, you should consider a Twitch Turbo subscription, which has many benefits including longer storage time for VODs.

Check the following section for more information.

Twitch Turbo And Longer Storage Periods Explained

Subscribing to Twitch Turbo has several benefits, one of which is an extended storage time for past broadcasts.

If this is something you care about, subscribing to Turbo will be worthwhile. If you want to learn more about the program in general, you can take a look at our guide, where we explain everything a Twitch user needs to know about subscribing to Turbo.

Downloading Your Past Broadcasts (VODs)

Some broadcasts are particularly significant for streamers. These are the times when something unique happens, usually a moment that is funny or impressive.

If you want to store these broadcasts securely and for a long time, the best way to do it is by downloading the VODs.

For more information on how to do that, you can read our guide, in which we describe the best methods for downloading Twitch videos.  

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