Twitch Now Allows The Uploading Of Pre-Recorded Videos

Recorded broadcasts can also be downloaded and edited.

Streaming service Twitch has pushed out a new beta update which allows those who opt in to upload pre-recorded videos, making it into an even more enticing alternative for those who don’t care for YouTube.

According to a new blog post from Twitch product marketing manager Noreen McInnis, pre-recorded uploads serve as an alternate way for users to engage with their audience:

“When you upload a video, you don’t have to be on your toes, live on-stream. Anyone can record and edit full game playthroughs, step-by-step tutorials, highlight reels, montages, or any other videos that now have a home on Twitch. If you do already stream, you can download your past broadcasts and highlights, and use them to create new videos that you can schedule and share with your viewers when you’re offline — whether you’re just between streams or taking a well-deserved vacation.”

Twitch Video Uploads
Twitch is allowing users to upload video clips, and edit previously recorded broadcasts.

The blog post also highlights several other details about the video upload feature. Once a user has uploaded a video, it is saved to their Twitch channel indefinitely and never expires. Users can also set their channel so that followers are notified whenever a new video is uploaded. And perhaps best of all, users can also *download* any past broadcasts which they saved, edit them, and then re-upload the new videos, allowing them to turn past broadcasts into entirely new content.

Twitch users who want to start using the new video uploads feature can do so by navigating to the Video Manager page of their Twitch channel and clicking on the new “Uploads” tab. Users can also consult this new Video Upload Guide page if they need any help getting uploads up and running.

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