Twitch Now Allows Video Uploads


After years of only allowing content to be streamed online, Twitch, perhaps the largest live streaming platform in the world, has now announced a brand new feature for their website. You can now upload videos on Twitch.

After it’s announcement at Twitchcon 2016, an official blog post has gone live on the website that further elaborates this feature. Live streaming is not the only feature available on Twitch anymore. Users can now record and upload any video to the website, provided the content has a “home” on Twitch.


On top of all of this, if you are already a streamer, you are now able to download your past broadcasts and use them to create brand new videos that you can then schedule and share with your audience.

You can find more features below:

  • Upload videos to Twitch from your video manager!
  • Uploads are saved indefinitely — no expiration dates.
  • Notify your followers when you publish a new video or post directly to your channel feed.
  • Download your Past Broadcasts and Highlights to make new content.
  • Stats for each video, so you can see your growth over time.

You can also find a detailed Video Upload Guide here.

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Bare in minds though that the Uploads feature for Twitch is still in Open Beta, so there are a number of restrictions. As of now, videos can only be uploaded if they are MP4 file format, AAC audio, h264 codec, Up to 10Mbps bitrate and Up to 1080p/60FPS. The video can also not be larger than 10 gigabytes in size.