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.

Although livestreams are a lot more exciting than VODs, it’s easy to miss them. This can be due to different time zones or just chores and responsibilities we have in life.

If some of your followers can’t tune in live, they will probably expect to see a VOD of your stream that they can watch later on in their free time.

But, Twitch doesn’t automatically do this for you unless you enable the proper setting in your account panel.

This guide will teach you how to do that.

Why Isn’t Twitch Saving My Broadcasts?

Twitch has millions of active users, including both viewers and broadcasters. If only thirty percent of those users start saving their broadcasts, you can only imagine how much storage space Twitch would require to save all that video material!

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

However, those who want to keep their past broadcasts can enable this option in their settings panel.

If Twitch isn’t saving your broadcasts, here’s how to fix it.

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

Finding and enabling this setting is easy. Just follow the steps below, and you will get it done in less than a few minutes.

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

Now, you can initiate a stream, and upon finishing, Twitch will save your broadcast for up to fourteen days.

However, for some users, this is not enough. If you are one of them, you should look into Twitch turbo and some of the benefits you get to enjoy by subscribing to this program.

Check the following section for more information.

Twitch Turbo And Longer Storage Periods Explained

Subscribing to Twitch Turbo has quite a few benefits, and one of them is an extended storage time for past broadcasts.

If this is something you care about, then subscribing to Turbo will be worth it. But, if you want to learn more about this program in general, you can take a look at one of our guides in which we cover everything a Twitch user needs to know about this program.

Downloading Your Past Broadcasts (VODs)

Some broadcasts have a special meaning to streamers. These are moments where something unique happened, which was either funny or impressive.

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

For more information on this topic, you can check out one of our guides, in which we cover the best methods to download Twitch videos.  

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