How to Save Twitch Videos

When you’re a Twitch streamer, sometimes your video can go viral and you want to share it with as many people as possible. Unfortunately, once a stream ends, that video disappears into the void forever unless you enable it to stay online. This article will show you how to Save Twitch Videos so that you can watch them again and share them with others.

The easiest way to do this is by using a tool called VEED. This free, web-based program allows you to download high-quality MP4 files from any stream on Twitch TV and can also edit them. It has a built-in video editor that lets you add images, audio, text, subtitles, and more. It can even optimize videos for Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, and other social media and video-sharing platforms.

To start, open VEED and log in with your Twitch account. Click the button that says “VOD Download” or the three stacked dots on a video. This will take a moment while Twitch prepares the clip, but once it’s ready you can download it to your computer. VEED is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Alternatively, you can use the free, command-line tool TwitchDownloader to download VODs from any Twitch channel. You’ll need the VOD link or ID and your OAuth token (which you can get by adding a cookie manager extension to your browser, such as EditThisCookie or Cookie Quick Manager).

If you’re a Twitch Partner or Amazon Prime member or a Twitch Turbo subscriber, you can keep VODs up for 60 days. Everyone else can keep them up for 14 days. If you have a VOD that you want to keep up longer, you can turn it into a Highlight, which is the same as a VOD but never expires.

Highlights are like VODs in that they’re recordings of past streams with chat included. To create a Highlight, navigate to the VOD or Highlight that you want to keep up and click the highlighted icon (a purple box with an arrow) on it.

Then, click Publish Highlights. This will direct you to a page while the video processes. You can see how long it’s taking by looking at the status bar.

If you’re a creator on Twitch, you can automatically save your streams as VODs by toggling this setting in the Creator Dashboard. Once you’ve enabled this, you can find your VODs in the Content menu of the left sidebar or by going to the Video Producer page and selecting Past Broadcasts.