How to clip on Twitch

How to clip on Twitch

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Have you ever wondered how all of those Twitch videos make their way to the web so quickly? It’s not that a dedicated video editor is just sitting around waiting for a streamer to do something funny so they can pounce. Twitch actually has a feature called “Clips” that lets viewers snip their own clip of a video and save it. Today, dear reader, you are going to learn how to clip on Twitch. You will learn how to harness the power of the clip.

Using Clips is pretty straightforward

Have you ever trimmed down a video on your iPhone or Android phone? If so, you’ll pick up on this Twitch feature pretty quickly, as it works in much the same way.

If you’re watching a live Twitch stream and a streamer happens to do something interesting — something worth of being a Clip — hover your mouse down toward the bottom-right corner of the screen. Down there, you’ll see an icon that looks like a clapperboard. Click that. Alternatively, you can also use the Alt + X shortcut key.

From there, you’ll be taken to a screen that contains (roughly) the last minute and a half of the stream you’re watching, as well as a sort of “trimming” tool that asks you to fit the parts you want into a clip that is 60 seconds or less.

That bar with the blue tabs on either side? You can drag either one of those to extend or shorten the length of your clip, so long as the clip doesn’t exceed 60 seconds.

After you have the section of video you want contained within that clip space, you’ll type a name in for your clip (as I did above). Then you’ll click publish. That’s it! Afterward, you’ll have a link you can share out to the clip you created, which will live on Twitch. Just know that a streamer can delete your clip if they want, since it is technically their content. So it’s not like you are creating something that is guaranteed to last forever here.

And that’s it! Now you know how to clip on Twitch, and grab those funny, awkward, or dramatic moments a little more quickly. Good luck to you.