Clipping moments that happen on a Stream is essential for letting your audience know about the funny, interesting, or downright epic moments that happen on your streams. They can sift through clips of the streams they missed to catch your best moments on-air and clips can also be a way to diversify your content to other social media platforms.
Initially, Twitch fostered the culture of clipping moments in a Stream, but now live streaming giant YouTube Gaming has decided to implement this feature. Clipping on YouTube Gaming is really straightforward, and not only can you do it on a live stream but you can also clip on video content!
How to Clip on YouTube Live
Currently, YouTube clipping is a new feature and has only been rolled out to a select few channels. The official announcement video from Creator Insider has been specifically selected to let any user clip. Let’s dive in, so when clips get rolled out to everyone you’re ready to start!
Here’s how you will be able to clip on YouTube:
When visiting a YouTube video you’ll be greeted by a new “Clip” icon next to the like and dislike buttons. Once you click this you’ll begin editing your 60 second YouTube clip.
Once you click on the “Clip” button, you’ll be shown a new event box that allows you to make a title for your clip, adjust the clips starting and endpoint, and publish the clip to YouTube.
Once you give it a title and a duration, the share clip button will light up and now you can share your Clip to YouTube! All you need to do is click the “share clip” button and you’ll be able to share the select clip with social channels, create embeds, or send it to a small group of friends.
Once your clip is published you’ll be able to navigate to the clips section. This displays all the clips you have created. This clip shows the Title you set, the original video’s thumbnail, and also the duration of the clip.
Lastly, if you click to view the clip, it will play the segment you have clipped and will also give you the option to either share the clip on other platforms or watch the entire video.
Frequently Asked Questions
Once you have the ability to clip a YouTube highlight from your live streams, you’ll be able to find new ways to market your brand. You can bring in new viewers to your live streams by sharing these short videos on your Twitter, TikTok, or other social networks.
Streamers also have the ability to limit who is able to create clips. They can choose to do them all themselves or allow their viewers to clip a YouTube highlight as well.