Twitch rolls out video uploads, clip editing on iOS and Android

The livestreaming platform is also delivering HTML5 streaming for all and more video quality options.


While Amazon-linked Prime features are the big news out of TwitchCon, the livestreaming service is bringing some long-promised new features to users. Starting today, users can upload videos directly to Twitch. That means streamers can apply their video editing and production skills to archived clips for their audiences, without having to take them somewhere else, like YouTube Gaming. The feature was announced at TwitchCon last year, but at least it's here now in beta form.

Upload videos directly to Twitch! Available RIGHT NOW as an open beta #TwitchCon

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— Twitch (@Twitch) September 30, 2016

Uploaded videos will stick around "indefinitely" instead of expiring, and will notify followers just like new broadcasts. While streamers will surely appreciate that, on the viewing end we're also looking forward to its HTML5 player being available to everyone. Another new tweak is the ability for viewers to easily create video highlight clips from within the Twitch iOS or Android mobile app. Check below for a full list of things announced during today's keynote speech.

Create, view and share clips right in the Twitch app. Available on both iOS and Android right now! #TwitchCon

— Twitch (@Twitch) September 30, 2016

Twitch Keynote Announcements: