In a continued attempt to compete with Twitch, YouTube has announced a clip feature for its YouTube Gaming channels.
According to YouTube’s announcement on Twitter, the addition of clips is currently an experiment that came to a “limited number of gaming channels” beginning yesterday. The addition of this feature was the result of feedback from creators who continuously asked YouTube to give them the ability to capture short sections of content to share moments from their videos and streams.
There’s an experiment coming to a limited number of gaming channels soon – Clips! Get the details here: https://t.co/IJoGkM8fEk
— YouTube Gaming (@YouTubeGaming) January 28, 2021
Gaming channels on YouTube are able to create clips on desktop and Android. The feature will come to iOS devices soon, although YouTube hasn’t mentioned an exact date.
The clips can be anywhere from five to 60 seconds long. Content creators can make clips from video uploads and streams and then share them to other platforms. Channels that allow the clips feature will have a scissors icon under their video, meaning viewers are allowed to select a portion of the video to create a clip. The clip will be played in a loop repeatedly.
YouTube Gaming provided a full guide for content creators here.
DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND…
We are launching a new product on @YouTube
🚨 CLIPS 🚨
It’s in experiment on a limited number of channels, but we recognize how important this feature is to Viewers, Creators, and Publishers for both Live and VOD!
— Ryan Wyatt (@Fwiz) January 28, 2021