QUICK Twitch Highlights for Social Media!

QUICK Twitch Highlights for Social Media!

– Welcome back to Two Minute Tutorials. In this video, we’re
going to be talking about what you should be doing
at the end of every stream that will help you grow and
it only takes two minutes. (pleasant music) (pencil writing) You’ve heard me say in
countless other videos now, that the easiest way to
grow your audience on Twitch is to build an audience
on a separate platform that is more discoverable and then bring that
audience across to Twitch. Twitter and Instagram are two examples of social media platforms that are perfect for sharing
your stream highlights on. And if done correctly,
the shares and the likes that other people give on your video will help bring more attention
to your Twitch channel. Now although that sounds
like a lot of work, it really isn’t. Twitch has specifically built tools that help you create
these highlight videos very quickly from within
the Twitch website. Okay, so where you want to go is from your Twitch dashboard
to the Video Producer tab. And this is a collection
of all of the different past broadcasts that you have, as well as any videos
you’ve uploaded to Twitch and any highlights that you have created. Find the stream VOD that you
want to create highlights from, and then come across here
and click this button here, which will open it in
the highlight editor. It’ll bring it up in a window like this, which is going to be playing
back your full stream VOD. So from the very
beginning to the very end. And what you want to do is find the moments of highlights that you want to create from this. And then as you’re watching it, you want to hover over
the start segment button, and as soon as you want
the highlight to start, you can click that, it’ll trim the start of this
highlight to that point. And then when you want the segment to end, you just come across,
click the end segment, and what you can see here is
that, down in the timeline, Twitch has created the segments. So the yellow box is effectively the in and out points
from the full stream VOD of what you wanted to highlight. Now if you want to add
more than one highlight, script through to another
area of the timeline, this time make sure
you click the plus icon to add a another stream segment. So I’ll just show you
that as an example here. So I’ll scroll through
to let’s say 22 minutes. If I wanted to create one here, I could create a second
segment at the playhead, scroll through and then set an endpoint for that segment as well. When you are finished
choosing all the points from your stream that you
want to put into a highlight, all you have to do up here is name the highlight whatever
you want to name it, put the game category if you wish to, and then click Publish Highlights. Now what Twitch is doing in the background is it’s stitching together all of the different segments
that you have selected, basically rendering out
the highlight for you. This will take a couple of minutes. It depends on how many segments you have and how long the highlight
video is in total. But whilst this is processing, you can start thinking about how you want to title this
on Twitter or on Instagram. When the video has finished processing, you can see here in this window, there is actually the option
to be able to share it to places like Twitter. The reason that we’re
not going to be using that shared dialogue, is that is actually just
going to give you a link that you then put into Twitter, and it’s not going to play automatically, Twitter isn’t going to promote it as much because it’s not a native video. So what we’re going to do instead is we’re going to download the video and then we can upload that to directly to places like Twitter and Instagram, as a native video rather than
as a Twitch embedded link. So once that’s finished downloading, all you have to do is
head across to Twitter or wherever you’re going to post it, upload the video as a native video, the one that you’ve just downloaded, and then give it a good title. And really spend some time
thinking about the title, because that is part of
what is going to be liked and shared by your audience. If you’re wanting to
post this to Instagram, it is a bit more tricky, ’cause they don’t have
a native web client. But you can use something
like Dropbox or Google Drive to add the video to those services and then download it again on your phone where you can again, write a title and share it to Instagram. A few bonus tips that I have found help these videos perform better, I would suggest trying
to keep these highlights below 30 seconds where you can and definitely below a minute. When they stretch to two minutes, which I think is the limit on Twitter, they get just a bit long to watch. So I’d really try and make sure that the editing is quite tight and you’re really just
showing the highlight and not too much of the before. I’d also recommend not posting these straight after you
finish your live stream. You should go through
and create these videos straight after your live stream, so it’s all in the top of your head as to when the best moments
happen in the live stream. But I’ve seen the best engagement posting these about two to three hours
after your live stream ends. And one last thing to mention is that the very first
frame of these videos is often used as the thumbnail
on places like Instagram. So, if you’re posting this video
natively to your Instagram, in your grid, in your three by three grid, if somebody goes to your profile, the very first frame is
going to be the thumbnail that you see for this video. So try and choose something
a little bit more engaging. So hopefully this video has been useful. A quick and easy way to grow your stream on other platforms like
Twitter and Instagram with just a couple of minutes of work after each live stream. As always, I would like
to give a massive thanks to the Gaming Careers patrons who help support the channel. Hopefully you found this video useful. If you have, please do give it a thumbs up and subscribe if you haven’t already. I’ll see you guys in the next video. Peace. (pleasant upbeat music)

52 thoughts on “QUICK Twitch Highlights for Social Media!

  1. What do you guys think of this "Two Minute Tutorials" format? What other topics would you like to see covered quickly?

  2. Who Else Is A Loyal Fan ?πŸ’ž

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  3. Absolutely amazing video and simply put. I have to keep in mind to start doing this as well. Thanks for the reminder!

  4. So ive tried stitching multiple segments together in the past and the video always comes out messed up once downloaded or uploaded. The video freezes at the stitch points for a few seconds and then continues on later. Have you experienced that issue at all? Have a way around it?

    Also do you know of a way to download or edit highlights on twitch mobile or is that not a thing?

  5. Another way to save for Instagram is to use Saved Messages on Telegram and save on Camera Roll. After open IG and use the file.

  6. Can you do more detailed video on instagram. Also i kind of didn't see but can you only upload video on instagram via mobile?

  7. Straight to the point, but very easy to follow, specially for a not so good with Tech Guy like me!! All your video's have helped me since day one on my streaming Channel and if I want to add something new or get stuck with something I always search on your channel first!! Keep up the good work, Cheers DavieTheBearded πŸ₯°πŸ˜Ž

  8. Thank you for this very detailed and helpful two-minute tutorial, Pete. 😁 πŸ‘ πŸ‘

    Cheers mate! 🍻

  9. Do you have a business email ? I am the CTO at My Gaming Career LLC a social network for gamers. I really appreciate your tips on how to help live streamers grow .

  10. There is a trick on how to upload videos to Instagram from your PC. Open your Instagram account on Chrome. Press ctrl + shift + i. that opens the developer tools. Reload the instagram page, and you will find the + in the middle. So you are able to upload photos / videos via the browser on the PC πŸ™‚

    It should look like pictured here πŸ™‚


  11. This is cool because it's super quick, but Twitch VODs are pretty highly compressed, right? I'd be concerned with how they end up looking on Twitter and elsewhere. Since you're downloading and re-uploading anyway, I prefer using the OBS/SLOBS stream recording in a cheap or free video editor (e.g., Davinci Resolve). If you have a template and you can knock these out in no time. But maybe this method is a good launching off point πŸ™‚

  12. 3:34 for Android users > Go to the Play Store and search for an app called "TDL" or Twitch Download, then download it.

    After that you can go on your Twitch App on the phone, find the clip that you want to download and click the "Share" button then click on TDL.
    You're welcome. πŸ™‚

  13. Nice tip. Thanks for sharing. This is a big hurdle for people starting out is getting that initial following. Word of mouth only goes so far. This is one of those "why didn't I think of that?" suggestions and you explain it well here.

  14. FYI you can upload to Instagram from the desktop. If you have an Instagram business account that's linked to a Facebook business page, you can use Facebook Creator Studio to upload directly to Instagram and IGTV.

  15. Loving this video man, your content is always on point πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ you deserve like a million subs!

    I don't have twitch partner so twitch doesn't let you upload clips or videos anymore. I do this but with my YouTube clips instead. 😎

  16. Amazing content as always lad! I’ve always been so inconsistent around creating these highlights, but always tried using external editors. Have never tried Twitch’s own in-house system. Will definitely try it after seeing this! Thank you for the content dude πŸ˜πŸ‘ŠπŸ»β€οΈ

  17. Great advice! As a Mixer streamer who doesn't have the ability to clip, I am very jealous of this feature. To make it even easier, have your mods clip for you!

  18. For anyone who really wants to have a custom thumbnail, you can build one in photoshop pull the saved twitch clip into any video editor and put the thumbnail at the beginning of the video and re-save it 🀘🏻

  19. @Gaming Careers : Some Times in my Streams, the Internet signal cut's, splitting my only transmission in 2. Is there a way tu JOIN this 2 transmissions parts after finish streaming, and get only 1??

  20. Lol perfect, I was just checking this out a few nights ago but left off looking at something else. This will make cutting videos a lot quicker.

  21. Met this guy at TwitchCon while waiting to get our badges. Legit the nicest dude. Went out of his way to take a few minutes to chat with me, and even took some pics. Thanks for being a good guy IRL as well!

  22. I like to use Facebook Creator Studio for Instagram posting. It also allows to schedule. Only disadvantage that stories is not supported at the moment.

  23. Great video, very helpful for anyone! I've been using this method for a little while now but I have come across a quality issue that I haven't been able to fix. Whilst streaming, I am at 1080p60 – when I highlight these clips and download them to upload to YouTube or Twitterm they often look choppy. Is there a frame cap on these sites?

  24. You can make a Instagram Business profile, enable Direct publish, and use something on your desktop like Hootsuite as well.

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