3 Benefits of Adding Timestamps to Twitch VOD and How to Do It

Twitch VOD is one of the powerful tools that can help you to keep engaged with your viewers. VOD can help your viewers keep up with what happened in the stream even though they are missing your schedule.

In Twitch, you can add timestamps to your VOD so viewers won’t miss the important moments. We are aware that adding it might be a pain for you since it takes much time to label every moment.

But, there are benefits to adding it. What’s that? Check out our lists of x benefits of adding timestamps to Twitch VOD.

Why You Need to Add Timestamps to Twitch VOD

A Twitch timestamp is a way to link to a specific moment in your stream.

From the viewer’s standpoint, they might only want to check the important moments of your stream when they are watching your VOD.

From the creator’s standpoint, timestamps are beneficial for the content creation process. It helps you spot out the important moment, so you can add is as a highlight and then repurposes it for another platform.

1. It can Help You Grow Your Twitch Channel Viewers

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By adding a timestamp, you can make your Twitch VOD more watchable. It increases your viewer retention by directing users to the most relevant portion of your stream from the outset.

Since Twitch viewers expect to consume the VOD content in short segments, this is especially helpful for longer streams and can be an alternative to Twitch clips.

So, if your viewers stay on your stream and watch your VOD, ultimately they will come back when you start your live stream.

2. Make it Easier in Content Creation Process

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Adding a timestamp can help you spot the important moments of your broadcasts. Either you are getting multi-kills when you play games like Call of Duty, hype-train moment, or anything else.

When you easily spot the important moments, you can download that moment and then repurpose it to other platforms like TikTok, YouTube, or maybe Instagram Reels.

Sharing content to other platforms can increase your discoverability, attract new viewers, and ultimately grow your Twitch channel.

3. Alternative to Adding Timestamps

Like we’ve said before, adding timestamps can be exhausting since you need to manually check every second of your streams.

However, there’s an alternative to it. You might try Eklipse, an AI tool that allows you to highlight important moments of your stream.

Eklipse can automatically clip your stream into short content that is suitable for social media. Even better, it is equipped with a video editor that allows you easily convert your stream into TikTok / Shorts / Reels content.

This web-based app is free, you can learn more about the feature by clicking the button below.

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How to Add Timestamps to Twitch VOD

Adding timestamps to your Twitch VOD is actually easy. But first, you’ll need to get the important moments of your stream first.

We got another post of a detailed guide on how to link to the timestamps that you can check up by clicking this link.

But, to sum it up, here are 3 steps you need to do.

  1. Play a video, go to the important moments by clicking the duration slider
  2. Click the gear icon (On the lower-right corner of your video player, near the clip icon)
  3. Choose the Copy Video URL at
  4. There you have the timestamps of a Twitch VOD

To add it to your VOD, you can simply paste that URL on your VOD descriptions, so your viewers can check that important moment of your stream.


Well, that’s all the benefits of adding timestamps to Twitch VOD. Do you do this as a way to grow your Twitch channel? Feel free to share this content if you find it helpful!

Jackson Monroe
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