Turn Your Twitch Clips into Viral TikToks in 5 Minutes
October 19, 2022
So you’ve been streaming on Twitch for a while now and you have probably realized “It’s hard to grow on twitch” - now it’s time to get into the TikTok game! Content creation has never been easier with online tools easily available to help you turn your best Twitch moments into viral TikToks in literally minutes. Using TikTok is an amazing way to grow your audience as a streamer as it allows potential viewers to get to know you before committing to sitting down and watching you stream and your posts have more viral potential! So here’s the fastest (and easiest) way to start turning your Twitch clips into TikTok videos.
You can’t post on TikTok without content, so the first thing you’ve gotta do is stream on Twitch. We aren’t going to sit here and tell you how to do your job, but all we’ll say is that the more fun YOU have during your stream, the more fun your audience will have. Take risks, play fun games, branch out: you never know when a hilarious moment will ensue. There are two types of creators: those that create specific content that will always be the same for the viewer (i.e. Minecraft speedrunners, CoD trickshots, etc.) and those that build communities of viewers who choose to watch them specifically (i.e. personalities).
If you’re having trouble getting started, don’t worry, we can help with that too. Tangia is an all-in-one monetization platform for streamers, with one of our best features being our interactive gaming interactions! With interactions, your viewers can donate directly to you while also triggering in-game events to keep things exciting. And with Tangia, you don’t have to worry about Twitch taking half of all the money you earn: you get 80% of all revenue generated from interactions purchased by your viewers! It’s an amazing way to get engaging content, have fun, and earn more money streaming. Sign up for Tangia here and start getting paid more to do what you love! Okay, so let’s say you’ve got your hilarious Twitch moment… now you’ve gotta clip it. If you don’t know what clipping is, that’s okay! On Twitch, you have the ability to “clip” 30 seconds of your stream, generating a unique link that you can post on socials or just copy and send to your friends. So if something absolutely outrageous happens, make sure you click the Clip button in the bottom right corner of the stream on Twitch!
Encourage your viewers to clip things! Using Twitch it is very easy to search for clips of your stream, and the more viewers clip, the more potential content you will have. If you’re looking for ideas on what to clip, look out for moments in stream that are either A) Unique, B) Highlighting your personality, or better yet C) A combination of both!
So now that you’ve clipped your stream, it’s time to get the clip off Twitch. Head to clipr.xyz (or any other website that downloads Twitch clips), and simply paste your Twitch clip link into the website. You’ll be presented with options to download the clip in different resolutions. We recommend at least 720 or 1040, but it’s up to you! Once you download the clip, you’re almost ready to post your viral TikTok. Most likely, you don’t want to just post your clip on TikTok and be done with it: you’re going to have to do some editing (but who knows, maybe it’s perfect the way it is). There are plenty of free tools online that can help you edit these videos, and we recommend using Canva to do your design work. Our go-to TikTok editing strategy is as follows:
“In Canva, create a design using the “TikTok Video” template. We recommend creating a full-screen video as the background of the TikTok, with a smaller version of the video in the middle of the screen. Then take rectangles and surround the smaller video on the top and bottom, changing the opacity of the rectangle to your liking (so you can see a bit of the full screen, but focus is on the smaller video)”
From there, feel free to add text, sounds, animations, and whatever else you want to add to make your video as engaging as possible! Don’t forget that the first three seconds of the TikTok video are the most important, so if you can just get the viewer to stay for three seconds, they are way more likely to watch the entire video. When a user watches the entire video on TikTok, it boosts the video in the TikTok algorithm! As of September 2022, TikTok is specifically pushing videos that include text (in both the videos and captions) that pertain to the video - this is due to the fact that TikTok wants to make their videos more “searchable”. Moreover, TikTok is prioritizing longer videos (between 30 and 60 seconds), which is perfect for those looking to post Twitch Clips on TikTok!
Now that you have your (maybe) edited video, it’s time for the fun part: posting it on TikTok! Simply download your video to your computer, and head to tiktok.com or send it to yourself to post from the TikTok app on your phone! If you want, you can even edit the video in the TikTok app on your phone to add extra text, sounds, or filters. Before you post your TikTok video, you’ll have to write a caption for it. We always recommend making the caption relevant to the video: try and ask a question or engage the viewer through the caption to get them to comment! When viewers comment on your videos, it boosts them in the TikTok algorithm, bringing you one step closer to going viral. Next add your hashtags (again, if they don’t have anything to do with the video then you’ll just confuse TikTok and the people watching the video), double-check everything is to your liking, and then hit that post button! Once the video is posted on TikTok, share it with your friends through TikTok’s “Copy Link” feature (as it helps with the algorithm). Post a comment on the video to get the conversation started, as the more interactions on your video the better it will perform on TikTok.
See how easy that was? Now you’re on your way to having a viral video on TikTok! Of course, it’s hard to gauge what videos will go viral, but keep trying different things in your TikToks, and at some point you’ll find content that goes viral. From there, you just repeat the process with your secret sauce, and you’ll be pumping out viral TikToks like there’s no tomorrow.
If you want to talk to other streamers with a focus on content creation, we invite you to join the Tangia Discord server! It’s filled with like-minded streamers who are eager to help one another grow on social platforms.