Streamers will now have an easier time showing off their greatest moments.
Twitch is introducing Clips today, which will enable users to easily create and share 30 second snippets from their recorded broadcasts. Twitch has more than 100 million viewers a month (easily making it the leader in the game-streaming market), and over 1.7 million people have used the site broadcast. New features like this can help the streaming site continue to grow.
Previoulsy, users would have to use editing software outside of Twitch, like Adobe Premier or Final Cut Pro, to create clips. Other streaming sites, like Forge, already enable users to share small highlights of their gameplay. Forge, however, has its own video capture tool that works with its site and clip-maker. Twitch still requires players to use outside recorders like Xsplit. Footage from a program like Xsplit is then broadcast live on Twitch, and those broadcasts then become saved on the site as recordings. You view those recordings to make clips.
“Our community loves connecting with each other, which is why the product teams have been focusing on a lot of cool social features, such as Friends, Channel Feed, Whispers, and Party Chat,” said Noreen McInnis, the product marketing manager at Twitch, in a press release sent to GamesBeat. “Clips now joins the list as an easy-to-use tool that lets community members share their favorite broadcast moments, whether it be an incredible play, a hilarious sound byte, or a jump scare reaction. If it happens on Twitch, you can Clip it.”
To use the new feature, you’ll just have to click a button when playing a video. Twitch will then create a clip using the 25 seconds before and 5 seconds after the current spot. All clips will link back to the original broadcast they were taken from, and they’ll also featured the Twitch ID of whoever captured the video.