Periscope Now Saves your Scopes Forever


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Yesterday I noticed a welcomed change to Periscope, your video streams are now automatically saved so they are available for viewers to watch again and again. Before this update, users' scopes were deleted after 24-hours. There was (and continues to be) the option to save your broadcasted videos to your phone, which could then of course be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo, however, this posed a problem if phone storage space is low. 

With the recent and sudden departure of the handy site Katch, an automated service that saved your broadcasts and also tweeted about them and even allowed you to download, share or embed the videos down the line, this new option directly within Periscope will be welcomed by many. 

Go to setting to make changes to your video preferences

Go to setting to make changes to your video preferences

 

Reasons NOT to save your videos! 

1- One great aspect of the short 24-hour viewing window was the sense of urgency created, which often encourages viewers to either jump into broadcasts while they are live or make a real effort to watch them before they are removed forever.  

Consider keeping special broadcasts or promotional/ interactive scopes set to the 24-hour removal set up to create a buzz. 

2- Monitor your engagement and views after you make the switch. If you find fewer people are showing up to your broadcasts or catching replays, perhaps you should return to the old model.

3- As with everything you put out into the world take time every now and then to step and reassess. Does all the content you have available still represent you and your current goals? If the answer is no, go back and clean up your account so you have only your very best content on show. 

Happy Scoping! Be sure to catch me on Periscope under @natwillsdesign 😀 

 

Eating Fear For Breakfast!

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Twice this week, I've jumped in and done something that scares me! The first was present to a lecture hall full of university students and the second was last night taking part in a Periscope live broadcasting marathon. 

The thing is, I didn't have to, I could have found an excuse or decided pull out, but hey, where's the fun in that!? 

The Pass The Pencil event ran smoothly enough and it was great to connect with some wonderful creatives both new and familiar. 

"Katch" the Replay

If you would like to grab a cupper and watch the replay it's available on Katch.me along with my other broadcasts. Periscope is still pretty new to me and I must admit I'm not yet 100% comfortable scoping live, but I'm determined to keep showing up and trying to improve each time until I find my groove. Please feel free to follow me (for a giggle if nothing else) and I'll keep sharing my working process, any tips and tricks I come across on my travels.  

I heard a great quote today: 

"Fear shouldn't paralyze you, it should make you move"

This is now my new motto and I hope to keep pushing myself to do more scopes, teach, learn and continue moving forward in any way I can.