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How to Rewind a Twitch Stream

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While YouTube Live and other broadcasting platforms offer ways to rewind a live-stream, there is currently no way that you can “rewind” a live-stream on Twitch. That being said, there are often ways that you can “get around” the system to rewatch (or save) something you just witnessed.

Can You Rewind on Twitch?

While Twitch doesn’t have an official rewind button, there are a couple of ways you can re-watch a portion of a live-stream through the clip feature or from the beginning. This post will show you how:

How to Watch the Most Recent Minute on Twitch

  1. Step 1

    One of the most common ways Twitch viewers “rewind” what they just saw is to create a clip. To do that, you will hit the “movie” icon on the lower right-hand side of the stream. 

  2. Step 2

    You will be redirected to a page where you can browse through 1 minute and 25 seconds of the previous footage (the second you clicked the icon being the last second you have access to). 

  3. Step 3

    At that point, you can select up to a minute portion of the stream to create a clip that you can save and watch again. While this is a bit complicated just to re-see something, it is the “easiest” way you can do it without tabbing away from the show.

For an illustrated guide to the above three steps, read our post about how to create Twitch clips.

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How to Start at the Beginning of a Twitch Live Stream

If you have come to a Twitch stream late, but want to start at the beginning, this is what you can do. You should note that anything you type into the chat while watching at a different point will seem out of context to everyone else.

  1. Step 1

    Most of the time, you’ll be able to access the entirety of the current live-stream from the videos tab. To access that, hit the “Videos” tab at the top of the screen. This will take you to a page where the streamers VODs and clips are held. 

  2. Step 2

    The most recent VOD is generally the one they are currently streaming. By clicking on that, you’ll be able to scroll through the feed to find the material you want to watch. 

  3. Step 3

    If you haven’t subscribed to the channel, you will probably need to watch ads again when you start the video (and there may be some evenly-spaced throughout).


While there is no true way that you can rewind a live-stream, we hope that this will help you quickly watch and enjoy the part of the stream you need.

About the Author


Chris is a digital marketer with a strong background in small business and influencer branding. He applies his knowledge of content and promotional strategies to design actionable advice for new and intermediate streamers. When he’s not busy crunching analytics, he can be found in the salt pits of League of Legends.

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