How to Clip on Twitch: A Guide for Stream Viewers and Creators

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When people think of video game live streaming, they think of Twitch. It is an open platform for viewers and creators to share video content, live or recorded.

Based on a Statista report, Twitch viewers have watched 1.35 trillion minutes of content in 2022.

This platform’s surge of popularity started in 2020 when the coronavirus pandemic hit, and most people were staying at home.

Twitch’s “clip” feature was introduced in 2016, allowing users to capture and share snippets of live or recorded video streams.

The clip feature was so successful that Twitch users created 70 million clips in its first year.

In this guide, you will learn how to clip on Twitch so you can start capturing your favorite streaming moments.

Keep reading to find out.

Key Takeaways 

  • Twitch is a gaming-focused live-streaming platform that also offers a wide variety of content.
  • Clipping on Twitch allows viewers and streamers to capture and share exciting moments from live streams.
  • Effectively managing Twitch clips involves organizing and sharing saved clips to enhance accessibility and engagement.

What is Twitch?

Twitch was initially founded as a spin-off of, an online video streaming platform. It gradually shifted its focus toward gaming as the demand for gaming content surged. 

From 2011 onwards, Twitch has grown into a massive live-streaming hub of gaming content. It was later acquired by Amazon in 2014.

🎉 Fun Fact: Twitch has an average of  31 million daily active users. Sundays are the busiest, followed by Saturdays. Mondays have the least traffic each week.

Clipping on Twitch

Creating a clip will automatically select the last 60 seconds section of the stream, or you can adjust it between 5 to 60 seconds.

Below is the step-by-step guide on Twitch clipping.

Clip on a Web Browser

Here’s how to create clips if you’re accessing Twitch on a desktop browser:

Step 1: Open the Twitch website and sign in.

Step 2: Find the live stream you want to clip.

Step 3: Tap on the video to reveal overlay controls.

Step 4: Click the ‘clip’ button below on the bottom-right corner of the video player. You can also press Alt+X on your keyboard for Windows or Command+X on MacOS.

Clip button Twitch

Step 5: Adjust your clip's start and end points.

Create a clip screen on TwitchImage from GeekRumor

Step 6: Add a catchy title and optional description.

Step 7: Click ‘Publish’ to finalize.

📝 Note: If you leave the Create Clip screen without doing anything by closing the tab or returning to the previous page, Twitch will automatically publish a 30-second (or less) clip.

Clip on Twitch Mobile App (Android and iOS)

The same process can be applied to the Twitch mobile app. Here’s how:

Step 1: Open the Twitch app and log in.

Step 2: Find the live stream or recorded video to clip.

Step 3: Tap the screen to reveal overlay controls.

Step 4: Click the ‘clip’ button on the top-right.

Alt tag: Create a clip on Twitch mobile Image from GeekRumor

Step 5: Select the ‘Preview and edit’ option and tap ‘Trim Clip’ to adjust.

Editing a clip on Twitch mobile Image from GeekRumor

Step 6: Add a title.

Step 7: Click ‘Publish’ to finalize.

That’s it. You can now capture and share those epic gaming moments with the world through the web browser or the Twitch app.

✅ Pro Tip: Timing is key! When creating clips, try to capture exciting or hilarious moments. Eye-catching clips are more likely to grab attention.

Manage Your Twitch Clips

As a viewer or creator, managing your clips can save you time and effort when looking for specific moments. Clip management allows you to share, download or delete your clips.

For creators, maintaining a well-organized collection is important as it reflects your gaming journey and enhances your viewer's engagement. 

Follow the steps below to keep your best gaming moments within reach and ready to be enjoyed.

👍 Helpful Article: If you’re a Twitch viewer or streamer, Techjury has articles on 10 Ways to Fix Twitch Lagging and Buffering or How to Get More Viewers on Twitch in 2023 that might interest you. 

Download Your Clips

Twitch allows users to download their clips. No need for a third-party downloader app. Here’s how:

Step 1: Go to your Creator Dashboard on Twitch.

Step 2: Click on ‘Content’ and select ‘Clips.’

Step 3: Open the clip you want to save by clicking its thumbnail or title.

Download button for clipsImage from

Step 4: Click on ‘Share Link to Clip’ to view the sharing options.

Step 5: Save your clip by clicking the download icon. The clip will be saved in MP4 format on your computer.

Share Your Clips

Follow the first four steps above, then choose the platform where you want to share the clip (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, Reddit).

Delete Your Clips

Follow the first three steps mentioned, and select the ‘trash bin’ icon to delete a clip.
Delete button for Twitch clips

✅ Pro Tip: When managing your Twitch clips, categorize them based on themes, games, or highlights. This makes clips easier to navigate and share with viewers or other streamers.

Wrapping Up

To wrap it all up, Twitch clipping opens up a whole new world of possibilities for viewers and creators alike. 

With a few steps, you can capture memorable moments and share them with the vibrant Twitch community.

Don’t miss out on the excitement of Twitch clipping. Whether you’re a viewer or creator, this feature empowers you to capture, share, and celebrate the best moments in gaming.


How do I enable clipping on Twitch?

Go to your Creator Dashboard and click on ‘Settings.’ Select ‘Stream’ on the dropdown menu, then scroll down to find ‘Clip Settings.’ Toggle on the ‘Enable Clips’ option.

Do clips save on Twitch?

Yes. You can find all the clips you created under content on your Creator Dashboard. You also save the clips on your device by downloading them.

Does Twitch automatically save clips?

No. You have to manually create clips by watching through the part that you want to capture and clicking on the clip button.


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