Announcing Clips: Be the First to Share the Very Best Twitch Moments
Oh! Did you just see that? Your favorite Twitch streamer was playing through the latest hot release and just discovered a secret room for the very first time, live on stream. Or maybe they set a new speedrunning record in Super Mario 64. No, wait — your favorite cooking streamer finished a marathon baking session and finally sat down for a taste test, only to realize that he accidentally used salt instead of sugar… in every recipe. Whatever it was, it was amazing, it was incredible, it was the kind of moment that got you hooked on Twitch in the first place. And now… it’s gone. The moment has passed and no one will ever believe you when you tell them about it.
Well… unless you clipped it.
Today, we are introducing Clips, a new way for you to quickly share the most unbelievable moments from Twitch streams with everyone you know.
When you see something you don’t want to forget, hit the Clip button in the video player, wait just a few seconds, and before you can say “Kappa”, you’ll have a video of the action ready to share. You can make as many Clips as you like, so go ahead and hit the button a couple times to make sure you clip the best 30 seconds from the stream. Then just copy the URL or use the links to spread the hype, because once you close the Clip window, your Clip will be gone.
When you share a Clip with your friends, they can jump right in and join you in the live stream. If the stream has already wrapped up, they can follow the streamer or keep watching the recorded broadcast right where the Clip left off. Your Twitch ID is at the top of every Clip you make, so you’ll always get credit for being the first to spot something great.
We’re rolling out Clips starting today. Clips are available now to a portion of viewers on some Partnered channels, and we will be making them available for all viewers over the coming weeks. If you want to learn more, you can check out all the details in the Twitch Help Center guide on How to Use Clips.
Clips grabs the video from about 25 seconds before and five seconds after you click the Clips button, just in case the best parts of the stream were not quite done when you click the button. You can pause and restart the Clip or let it play on a loop.
Captain Kinopio wrote:Don't people make money from archiving clips from their streams on YouTube? Won't this allow people to 'steal' that content and monetise it themselves?
I suppose the most popular streamers already have enough subscribers not to have to worry about it.
This is a move to kill Oddshot stone dead, since it's effectively a built-in version of that.
For those not aware, Oddshot allowed you to clip streams and share them. The catch is that they're offsite and Oddshot gets all the ad revenue. Now, Twitch keeps it onsite and any ad revenue gets shared with the streamer. It's a win-win for everyone except for Oddshot's investors.