The Secret of How to Clip on Twitch

How to Clip on Twitch

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How to clip on twitch

On Twitch, clips are small, 30-second sections of video taken from streams that you are watching. They can be created by anyone watching a live or archived stream.

Once you have made your clip, you can share it to social media. The clip will also contain a link to the original stream so people can see where the clip originated from.

The clip function will automatically select the 25 seconds before where in the stream you have clicked, plus the first 5 second period after.

What is the point of making clips?

It is a good way to increase the risk and popularity of your favorite Twitch streamer. Any clips made of their videos will be publicly viewable. This is because they will save automatically to the clips section on their channel.

Clips allow you to share amazing or interesting moments of a stream with your friends. This saves them the hassle of having to watch the whole stream or find a specific point in it to know what you are referring to.

Your Twitch ID will appear at the top of any clips you make. This means that you could garner popularity if you consistently upload clips of other streamers.

Clips make it easier for people to filter through videos. The clips page contains many filters to apply such as the date of posting and the type of game being played.

Making clips of streams means that you can easily edit and share highlights of streams to social media.

If you are in the middle of building up your following, this can be a great way to attract a wider audience. Viewers interacting with your streams by creating clips will also boost your popularity.

How to clip on a computer

You should first open up a Twitch stream. You should have the stream open that you wish to make a clip from. You can use the search bar at the top to find a specific video or streamer.

In the bottom right corner of the screen, you will see a small icon that looks like a clapperboard for a movie. This is the clip icon and is the second in from the left. Click on this, or use the keyboard shortcut Alt + X on Windows or Option + X on MacOS.

This will open up a new tab on your internet browser. This will select a 90-second section of the stream. Select the portion of the stream that you wish to make into a clip.

This can be anywhere between 5 and 60 seconds long. Trim it using the sliders at either end to ensure just the section you wish to clip is highlighted.

At this point, you should be able to give your clip a title. This is necessary if you wish to publish and share the clip.

Once you are happy with the title and duration of the clip, click the publish button. This will create your clip as a little encapsulated video that can be shared wherever you like.

There will also be options to export and download your clip-on screen. If you wish to perform either of these actions, simply click the corresponding button.

How to clip on a phone

You will first need to find your desired stream. Again, you can use the search bar at the top of the screen to help you with this.


During a stream, click on your phone screen. This will bring up all of the icons for your options.

Tap the share icon and then create a clip. Edit the clip as on a computer.


Look at the upper right corner of your phone screen. Here you will see the same movie clapperboard icon, meaning clip.

Locate the section of the stream that you wish to convert to a clip and select the clip icon.

Your clip will now have been generated. You can play around with the duration and cropping of it until you are satisfied with it. You will again need to title your clip before it can be saved or published.

Click the publish button and you’re good to go. Alternatively, on the left of the clip icon, you will notice an icon of 3 dots connected by 2 straight lines. This is the share icon. You can just click this and select how you would like the clip to be shared.

How can you share your Twitch clips?

You will be on a preview page once you have created your clip. There will be a lot of options here. These will include a download icon, a share clip link icon, and options to share to Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, or multiple social media platforms.

If you want to download the clip that you have made, you must be on a computer. Simply visit your creator dashboard and click on the icon of 3 lines.

Select content and then clips, and navigate to the clip you wish to download. Select the clip and click the share icon, which will give you an option to download.

How can you view your saved clips?

Go to your dashboard area on Twitch. Select your video producer and then the videos section. Click on the clips section and they will all be there for you.

Alternatively, click on the clips page on your favorite streamer’s channel. Click the manage my clips page and there you will see them all.

How can you delete Twitch clips?

You will need to visit your dashboard to do this as well. Select the video producer section.

Here, you should select the videos and then clips options. This will show a list of all of the clips that you have created.

Click on the small boxes within the clips to select them individually. Choose all of the clips that you want to delete.

Click on the icon of the trash can on the screen. This will delete any selected clips. This is a useful function if you want to delete clips created accidentally, clean up your channel, or remove irrelevant clips.

If you would like more information regarding how to clip on twitch you can refer to Twitch’s Guide.

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