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How to Clip on Twitch

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A Twitch clip is a 5-60 second snippet of a stream's content that can be taken both while the streamer is live or from a VoD later on. Anyone with a Twitch account can make them to share with their friends. Clips can stay on a channel indefinitely unless they are removed by the streamer or by Twitch.

Taking and sharing clips on Twitch is a great way to show some love for your favorite streamer. Not only does it help their algorithm, but you can show off your favorite memorable moments of the stream to others who may also visit the stream to become part of the community. Some popular clips were made of smaller streamers that went viral due to viewers sharing their favorite moments of a stream.

How to Create Twitch Clips From a Desktop

You can take clips from both live-streams and VODs. Here’s how:

  1. Step 1

    Click the “movie action” icon in the lower right-hand side of the screen.

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    Once you have clicked that button, a new page will appear where you can create a clip from the recent portion of the stream. Clips can be between 5 seconds to 1 minute long.

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    After you selected the portion that you would like to have clipped, give it a descriptive title. A catchy Twitch title will entice more people to view it. 

How to Create Twitch Clips on Mobile

You can also create Twitch clips from your mobile device. This method will differ slightly depending on whether you use an iPhone or an Android. 

Create a Clip On Android

  1. Step 1

    Tap your screen when you want to make the clip (this will work for both live broadcasts and VoDs). 

  2. Step 2

    Select the “Create Clip” icon. 

  3. Step 3

    Continue to create the clip in the same way you would on a desktop. 

Create a Clip On iOS

  1. Step 1

    Tap your screen when you want to make the clip (this will work for both live broadcasts and VoDs). 

  2. Step 2

    Select the share option, then choose “Create Clip.”

  3. Step 3

    Continue to create the clip in the same way you would on a desktop. 

How to Share Twitch Clips 

Once you have created the clip, you can share it with your social media. Follow these steps:

  1. Step 1

    Go to the clips page on the channel to locate it. 

  2. Step 2

    Click the “Share” icon on the lower right side of the screen. 

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    Twitch makes it simple for the user to quickly share clips to VODs to Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit. You can also copy and paste the link in other places online (such as your stream Discord server). Sharing links on Discord is a great way to interact with your community or show a potential collaborator a highlight of your work. 

What Makes a Good Twitch Clip?

The best Twitch clips are things that resonate with you. It can be a funny moment, something that gets the chat excited, or the streamer becoming the top player in a game. Any of these special moments can be remembered long term by creating a simple 30-second video clip. 

Here are a few reliable Twitch clip moments that may potentially go viral:

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    Epic Moments

    Almost every gamer will find themselves winning against a foe that should beat them at least once. These awesome moments always generate a lot of hype in chat and on forums. When Twitch streamers make them, it is particularly exciting as their audience can share the clips over and over. 

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    Crazy Clips

    We’ve all seen embarrassing gaming moments when streamers lose and have a mini (or not-so-mini) tantrum on screen. This content is easily sharable and loved. 

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    Embarassing Moments

    If a broadcaster slips up and says something dumb or spills their strawberry milk all over their keyboard, it can create a good video, especially if they have a hilarious streamer reaction. 

To give your clip it’s best chance of going viral, take your time filling out the clip description before clicking that share button. 

How to Delete Twitch Clips

Occasionally, as a streamer, you may find that many of your viewers clipped the same section of your broadcast or clipped something you would rather the world forget. Fortunately, you can delete them off of your channel so that they can no longer be viewed. Note that if someone has already downloaded it from the original source, the video will still exist elsewhere. 

Viewers are also able to delete clips that they have created in the past. If you have too many clips or simply don’t like one anymore, you can clear out your inventory. 

To delete Twitch clips, complete the following:

  1. Step 1

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    After logging in to Twitch, visit your Creator Dashboard by clicking on your avatar in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. 

  2. Step 2

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    Click on “Content” on the left-hand sidebar, then choose “Clips from the options that appear.”

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    Select the clips you wish to delete, then click the “Delete Selected” button at the top of the screen.

About the Author

Zac

Zac is a part-time tech blogger. He’s an avid gamer with a taste for old-school RPG’s and Indie Sandbox games. He excels at theory crafting and finding new ways to enjoy a well-loved game.

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