FIX: Twitch broadcasts are not saving

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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Twitch broadcasts are not saving

There are many reasons why Twitch is one of the most popular streaming platforms out there. It is easy to use and, generally, people don’t encounter issues with this tool.

However, quite a few users reported a major problem when trying to save their broadcasts. Namely, after the live streaming ends, users can’t find their recordings.

Many people choose not to save their broadcasts on their computers because they have the option to save the files directly on Twitch.

Unfortunately, for those who like to re-watch their recordings, this feature was nowhere to be found. In other words, people didn’t find their recordings or Twitch didn’t save them.

This could be a major issue, especially for gamers who stream their gaming sessions and update them on channels such as YouTube.

Luckily, you can fix the problem in no time and today we will show you how to save broadcast on Twitch.

What can I do if broadcasts don’t show up in Twitch?

1. Try using a different browser

If you’re having these problems with Twitch, perhaps switching to a different browser might help. You can use any browser for this purpose, but we’d recommend Opera GX.

twitch integration opera

The integration with Twitch is a big plus of Opera GX, since you won’t have to download the desktop app anymore. This way, you can be sure to have the live streams or recordings at hand whenever you want to access them.

With opera GX, you have Twitch popping up in your right sidebar just by hovering with your mouse over the platform’s icon.

This way, you make sure that you’re always connected to your favorite streaming platform and see the channels you follow, who’s online. Besides, you can choose to be notified whenever someone you follow goes live.

Switching to Opera GX is extremely simple. The installation is free and only takes up a couple of minutes. Afterward, you can set up the browser according to your needs, and customize the homepage however you like to have all shortcuts and bookmarks handy.

Opera GX

Opera GX

Try Opera GX today to get a reliable browser with built-in Twitch integration that ensures a seamless gaming experience.

2. Change the setting to Automatically

Change the setting to Automatically

Quite a few users reported that changing the saving settings to Automatically will fix this issue. For some, this feature is not selected by default or was disabled after an update.

So, enable this option to automatically save broadcasts on Twitch.


3. Clear cache

  1. Click on the three dots icon from the top right corner of Google Chrome.
  2. Select More tools and then click on Clear browsing data.clear cache Twitch broadcast not saved
  3. Choose a time range to delete the data. (It is recommended to select All time to make Chrome work efficiently.)
  4. Select what kind of information you’d want to delete.
  5. Click on Clear data.

The steps are somewhat similar to other browsers as well.

As you can see, you can easily save your broadcast on Twitch with just a few simple modifications in the app’s settings. If these solutions don’t work, try using the Opera browser, as suggested in the beginning.

Did our solutions solve your problem? Do let us know in the comments section below!

FAQ: Learn more about Twitch broadcasts

  • How do you save broadcasts on Twitch?

To enable the broadcast saving feature on Twitch, you’ll have to activate it from the Channel settings. You might want to set this option to automatic to prevent losing broadcasts.

  • Can you download past Twitch broadcasts?

Streamers can download their past Twitch broadcasts on their computers for later viewing by archiving the broadcasts in the channel settings. Later on, videos can be downloaded from the Video Manager.

  • Why does Twitch delete my videos?

If you don’t delete videos or have trouble deleting them, Twitch will delete the broadcasts for you due to storage limitations.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in September 2019 and was updated and revamped in August 2020 for freshness, accuracy and comprehensiveness.