Twitch is rolling out a brand new feature called Clips that will enable users to capture and share notable moments from within streams.
Hitting a new ‘Clips’ button on the video player — which looks like a director’s clapboard — will initiate a 30-second recording, writes product marketing manager Noreen McInnis in a company blog post. Twitch will capture roughly 25 seconds of video before and five seconds after the record button is pressed.
“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,” according to McInnis. “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.”
Users who have received Clips can either join a stream that’s already in progress or, if it’s a recorded broadcast, continue watching right where the Clip left off. Users’ Twitch IDs will remain at the top of every video that they capture “so you’ll always get credit for being the first to spot something great,” McInnis writes. The name of the broadcaster will also appear underneath the Clip, as well as the name of the game that they were playing and the title of the stream.
The feature is currently available to viewers on certain Partnered channels, and is slated to roll out platform-wide in coming weeks.