The art of repost
The most active users of networks such as TikTok or Instagram know very well what this repost is all about. Basically it is resubmit the original content to a social network created in another. The most typical case is to republish TikTok videos on Instagram as a Reel.
Instagram does not like that because it makes them seem second-best and go behind TikTok, but it must be admitted that it really continues to be that way despite the improvements introduced by the social network and its efforts to encourage original content.
Well, what is done with short videos, photographs, etc., is something that can be extended to other types of longer duration content. They are the classic pills or summaries of a more extensive content that, for example, you could have published on a web page as text, a fragment of a podcast or even a clipping of a video from YouTube or any other video platform.
The purpose of all this is that you take advantage of that content that so much effort and dedication entails so that the rest of the platforms where you are present have a publication rhythm as well as serve to attract new users who could end up subscribing to that other platform that, perhaps, It is your priority and from which your business and way of making money really move.
How to take advantage of Twitch content on other networks
Twitch is no longer solely and exclusively a live video platform focused on gameplays and other topics related to the world of video games. For quite some time the variety of content is so high that you can find from a simple “Chatting” to strange ASMR videos in inflatable pools, outreach, brand events, information, etc.
In the end, like any other place where you can share content with millions and millions of other users (in this case live content) basically everything comes down to offering leisure and entertainment. It is only a matter of each one choosing the one they like or interest the most, even if beyond fun they are looking for information with which to learn new things.
As well, take advantage of the content generated on Twitch too easy. So much so that even if you don’t have much of an idea about editing and you just learned the basics to hook up the camera and start streaming you can do that too. You only need to know the tools that exist at your disposal and decide how much time you want to dedicate. Because it is not the same to simply take a fragment of the original video to carry out some kind of extra editing, adjust it to a specific aspect ratio so that it looks better on this or another social network, etc.
So if you like, we go in parts with the different steps to follow to republish short clips from Twitch on other platforms.
Download the original video from Twitch
When it comes to downloading videos from Twitch, you have two options, on the one hand, do it all live and on the other hand, only the fragments that you have selected as the best streamed. Here it will depend what you want to do, if you have identified the moment more or less where the part that you want to rescue and share in other networks is or directly that moment that you already knew what it was.
To download your own Twitch streams do this:
- Access your Twitch profile
- On the home screen, tap or click Setting
- Now repeat on the option Channel and videos
- Finally, activate Store past broadcasts. This will allow them to be saved for a minimum of 14 days on the platform or up to 60 days in the case of being a Prime user or enjoying the Twitch partner
- With this done, go back to the main page and tap on your profile picture and then select Video producer
- Select the video you want to download, click on the three dots icon Download
In case you only want a specific fragment, you can also select it from these producer tools. What’s more, you’ll be able to create and save different fragments of a longer live show. All these mini clips will generate a list that will be accessible by other users of the platform and with which they could do the same by taking a fragment of your content to other networks. Or you from other creators who are on Twitch. You would only have to go to Videos> Filter by Clips.
How to edit Twitch clips for other networks
With all that material as it appeared on the live, the next step is to edit it for other social networks. Here it will depend on what you want to achieve, but there are many applications that allow you to give it a different style, crop the panoramic aspect ratio to go to a vertical, square, 4: 3, etc. Here it is you who decides what type of composition you want to do.
Regarding the options to do this there are several and some are even free. For example, to move on a much more professional level there are classic video editors like Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, or DaVinci Resolve. The latest in its free version is the most attractive, although it requires a certain learning curve.
Therefore, you are likely to be interested in learning more simple options for most. Crossclip is a online tool with applications for iOS that if you do not have much knowledge in editing it will help you throughout the process. First of all, because you just have to add the URL of the Twitch clip you want to use. Second, because the interface is very simple. So much so that it basically consists of selecting the aspect ratio between different options according to the platform to which it will go (TikTok, Instagram, etc.), then adding some elements, layers as well as some extra options and that’s it.
In a matter of a few minutes you have your material ready to upload to the social platform you want and achieve greater traction and visibility for your profile on Twitch. The only problem could be that to enjoy all the options you have to go to the Pro version that has a monthly cost of $ 4.99. Although it is an acceptable cost for many and if they make the task so much easier compared to a non-linear editor, then better than better.
Posting summary clips on other networks
Well in the previous point we have already given you an option that allows you to publish directly on your Crossclips media networks, but if you want to have more control and do it at another time or repeatedly, different networks, etc., you just have to generate the piece and download it to your computer or mobile device.
Once ready, upload it wherever you want, add a text, some extra element and that’s it. To give content to a platform from which you had previously generated.