Create & manage Clips

You can clip a small portion of a video or live stream and share it with others on social channels or via direct communications, like email or text. Clips are public and can be watched by anyone with access to the clip who can also watch the original video. You can find clips you made and clips made on your videos in the Your Clips library page. Video creators can manage clips made on their videos in YouTube Studio.

Note: Clipping videos is turned on by default. Learn how to turn it off.

YouTube Clips

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Create and share a clip

  1. Open the YouTube app .
  2. Go to a video you want to clip.
  3. Below the Subscribe button, slide the options to the right, tap Clip .
  4. Select the section of the video you’d like to clip by dragging the slider. You can increase or decrease the length of your selection to a maximum of 60 seconds or minimum of 5 seconds.
  5. Tap Share clip.
  6. Choose an option for sharing the clip:
    • Embed: You can embed the video on a website.
    • Social networks: You can share your Clip to a social network like Facebook or Twitter.
    • Copy the link: You can copy a link to your Clip to paste somewhere else.
    • Email: You can share your Clip using the default email software on your mobile device.
Note: You can find clips you made and clips that viewers made from your content in the Clips library. You can find this in the You tab on the Main app and then Your Clips .

Manage clips of your videos

  1. Open the YouTube Studio app .
  2. At the bottom, tap the Content tab .
  3. At the top, tap Filter .
  4. Select Video contains clips and then Apply.
  5. Tap a video to see its Clips.
  6. Select View More under Latest clips.
  7. On the clip you want to manage, tap .
  8. Depending on the action you’d like to take, tap Share clip , Play clip , Hide user from channel , or Report clip .

Delete a clip you created

On the YouTube app

  1. Open the YouTube app   .
  2. Tap your profile picture .
  3. Scroll down and tap Your clips .
  4. On the clip you want to delete, tap Menu .
  5. Tap Delete clip .

On the YouTube Studio app

  1. Open YouTube Studio    .
  2. Tap the Content tab   .
  3. Tap Filter   .
  4. Scroll down and select Video contains clips and then  Apply.
  5. Select a video you want to see Clips of.
  6. Tap View More under the Latest clips card.
  7. Beside the clip you want to manage, tap   .
  8. Tap Delete Clip  .

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

I don't see how to create Clips on YouTube.

To make clips from a video or live stream on YouTube, you must:

  • Be signed in.
  • Create a Clip from an eligible and opted-in channel. A channel may also turn off Clip creation on their content.

Clips can’t be made from:

  • Videos shorter than 2 minutes
  • Videos made for kids
  • Live streams without DVR
  • Live streams over 8 hours long
  • Premieres while they’re still live
  • Videos made from news channels

Who can see the clips I created?

Clips are public and can be watched and shared by anyone with access to the Clip who can also watch the original video. Creators who own the original video have access to all Clips made on that video in their Library page and in YouTube Studio, and can watch and share Clips of that video. Clips can also be seen on select search, discovery, and analytics surfaces available to viewers and creators on YouTube.

Why are the clips I created no longer available?

If the original video is deleted or set to private, then Clips of that video will be unavailable. If the video is set to unlisted, then Clips of that video will still be available.

If the original video violates our Community Guidelines, then Clips created from that video will be removed.

I created a clip from a live stream that's not working.

Clips will show up after the live stream has finished and is uploaded as a video. You can’t create Clips from live streams without DVR or live streams longer than the DVR timeframe. Learn how to Turn on DVR on live streams.

If a live stream lasts longer than the DVR timeframe, any clips that fall outside the DVR timeframe will not be playable until the live stream ends, and the original video is posted.

Can I create Shorts from Clips?

Yes, you can remix a clip if the clip's source video is also eligible for remix. All remix tools available to you on a video are also available to you on any clip of that video, learn more here.

Creators who own the clip's source video can convert the entire clip into a Short, learn more here.

How can I view my clips performance?

You can view the number of clips made from your video, the number of views for each clip, who made it, and other information in the Clips  section on YouTube Studio. 


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