Twitch highlights are like Instagram Stories or YouTube Short. It was one of the first development when these quick videos takes place. And of course It’s one of the best way to create funny and entertaining “promo” videos to catch the people attentions. To create the option to find you and maybe search for you, and in the end of the day, If you’re making a good broadcast, subscribe to you.
Twitch highlights are short videos, which can made from your recorded stream. To be able to create them you need to be the streamer or be an editor of that channel. However you can create also Twitch clips, which is a cut out, a highlight from another streamer.
Also there’s a no time limit, a Twitch highlight can be as long as the original stream, but you need to spot on the funny or “wow” moments in the stream, otherwise the viewers will click on the next button real quick. In terms of length a Highlight should be around 1 or half a minute, and make sure the important part is in the beginning of the video.
Twitch Highlight Creator Tool
The first thing is to start your broadcast as usual, but before that make sure you’re turned on Twitch VOD settings, otherwise you’re stream won’t be saved. With this setting, you can store your streams as long as 7 days If you’re a simple streamer, but If you’re a Prime member, or a Twitch Partner, then for 60 days.
So let’s say you streamed for three hours, and you just ended your stream. If you want to create Twitch Highlights, you need to go the video producer tab.
After that, you’ll find yourself in your previously saved broadcasts. In this tutorial we quickly created a test stream, to show you the steps.
Select your video from which you want to create the Highlight, and as you can see there’s a big button which says “Highlight”. If you selected the stream, then click on that button.
And there you go, this the Highlight creator tool, called Highlighter. There’s so much tool, that you can use, but let’s get into how the steps are built up.
How to make Twitch Highlights?
On the below picture you can see what the individual buttons and options are for.
The first and most important one you can find at the upper left corner. Here you can find you’re created Highlights. In these highlights you can set the title of the video, and what game the video is about. In this Queue you can create as many highlights as you want by clicking on the plus icon at the top of the box.
Under the queue and the preview box you will find the editor, where you can select which part of the stream you want to include in the Highlight. You can select and move the purple boxes inside the timeline. Also by clicking on the left and the right side of the box you can set the beginning end the ending of the segment.
Inside the highlights you can add as many segments as you want, like a mini cutouts from the original streams. These comes handy If you want to skip 5-10 sec, which is not important, or will decrease the value of the highlight. To add new segments just click on the + icon above the timeline, or you can split these segments. But If you want to delete one of the segment, then click on the trash icon on the upper bar.
You can select specifically the start and the ending seconds for the segments, by adjusting the time options at the right side.
By default If you create two or more segments in a highlight the editor will skip the video in between. Therefore there’s will be a cut, and there’s no option to create transitions. It’s good to keep in mind, If you want to make more entertaining videos, and shorts for example to YouTube or Instagram. We will cover that later.
Below the timeline you’ll find some other help tools, like zooming inside the timeline, or display markers, etc. But these are not as important as to master how you can select specific segments, etc.
Finally, after you created your highlights, under the queue box, you will find the option to finally publish these lil videos.
How to use Twitch Highlights?
There’s many reasons why you want to use Twitch Highlights. The first one is that by creating these small videos, you will make your profile more enhancing If someone finds you and checks you. There’s no doubt that If you’re starting your streaming career, then everyone who find you, will analyze your profile first and make sure you’re not a swindler. And for that purpose is a good choice to create small entertaining videos for your profile.
The second one is that some, or most of the big streamers will create a twitch live, where just for fun they will watch some Twitch Highlights and clips. And there’s your opportunity to create a little ad for yourself. If you’re creating as many highlights as you can, there will be a good chance that one of them will be in the top of a category and other streamers will find it.
The third and for now the last one is that you can directly use them as a link in your social profiles. For example you can share in a video, or in an Instagram Story and send your followers into your profile. You may want to use a link sharing service, or other channels as well to acquire followers, but that’s a good way to start.
In the end, what is your takeaway about Twitch Highlights? Do you have a quick formula to create good ones easily? Then share with us in the comments!
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