Clipping a section of a Twitch stream allows you to easily rewatch your favorite moments, and downloading those clips allows you to share those moments in other places. Here’s how to both save clips and download them on Twitch.
Many Twitch streamers on the platform are known to stay live for hours on end, which can make it hard for viewers to rewatch those bizarre or unexpected moments just by scrolling through the VOD after the stream.
The site’s clip feature remedies this issue by allowing viewers to take short snippets from someone’s stream, where they are then accessible via a separate URL. From creating clips on Twitch, to where to find your saved ones and even how to download them, we’ve got everything you need to know right here.
- How to clip on Twitch
- Twitch clips on mobile: iPhone & Android
- How to download Twitch clips
- Downloading clips from Twitch
Creating a clip on Twitch is an incredibly easy process, only taking a short few steps to both clip and download your favorite moments.
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While many users download these clips in order to share them to popular sites and forums, they also serve as handy ways for creators to highlight moments from their own stream on social media. Follow these steps to create your own Twitch clip:
- Hover over the video you’re currently watching and click the Clapperboard button at the bottom right corner.
- Once the new clip creation screen has launched, use the slider to adjust which section of the video you want to clip. You can select up to 1 minute.
- Title your clip and click ‘Publish‘.
That’s it – you’ve now successfully created your first Twitch clip.
The methods to create Twitch clips on mobile are exactly the same, irrelevant of whether you have an Android or iPhone:
- Tap the screen while watching a stream to bring up the options.
- Select the Clapperboard icon at the top right of your screen.
- A window will pop up, allowing you to preview and edit your clip.
- Select ‘Trim Clip‘ to change the video’s length.
- Input the clip’s title in the ‘Add a title‘ section.
- Press ‘Publish‘ at the top right of your screen.
Once you’ve created your clip, proceed to save the clip URL, which can be copied simply by clicking on it. If you lose this, though, don’t worry – you can access all the clips you’ve made at any time under the Creator Dashboard.
While there are different ways to save Twitch clips, the easiest way on mobile is by using an online downloader, which will allow you to download an existing clip:
- Head to an online Twitch clip downloader such as Clipr.xyz.
- Find the link of the clip that you want to download. This could be something you have personally clipped, or someone else’s.
- Paste the link into Clipr and hit ‘Download now‘.
- A new page will open, giving you the option to save the clip in a variety of different resolutions.
- Select ‘Download‘ next to your preferred resolution.
- That’s it – your file will now be saved and downloaded.
If you’re planning to download clips you’ve made yourself, this can be done entirely on Twitch itself for desktop users. From the home page, all you need to do is:
- Click your profile icon in the top right of your screen.
- Go to ‘Creator Dashboard‘.
- Select the ‘Content‘ icon on the left-hand column, and select ‘Clips‘ from the drop-down menu.
- All of your currently saved clips will now be displayed. Click on the particular clip that you want to download.
- Select the ‘Share‘ button (the icon with the arrow pointing upwards’).
- A popup bar will appear, displaying a purple icon with an arrow pointing down to a straight line. Click that.
- The file will now download to your computer in MP4 format, ready to share on Twitter, YouTube, or elsewhere.
Remember, content clipped from Twitch is not your content – the copyright remains with the broadcaster and Twitch.
So, there you have it – everything you need to know about how to clip and download Twitch clips.
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