How To Delete Videos On Twitch

Looking for the easiest way to delete videos on Twitch? No worries, this guide has you covered. We show you exactly how to delete videos on Twitch with ease.

If you have VODs enabled on Twitch, after each one of your broadcasts ends, a few minutes later, it will be available for watching in the form of a video.

This is useful for fans and followers who couldn’t tune into your live stream, and, of course, it helps with the overall growth of your channel.

But, live streams are unpredictable, and sometimes things we’re not too happy about occur during broadcasts. When this is the case, and we don’t want to keep those moments on our channels, deleting them is the right move.

To learn how to delete VODs on Twitch, take a look at the guide below.   

Method 1: Deleting VODs From A Browser (Desktop)

To delete Twitch videos from your channel, you need to access the Video Producer panel. To do so, follow the steps below.

  1. Open Twitch.tv on your browser and sign in to your account.
  2. In the top-right corner of your screen, click on your avatar icon and select Video Producer.
  3. You should now see a list of videos. If you plan to close your channel and delete all videos at once, you can do so by clicking on the three vertical dots to open the multi-function dropdown menu. See the image below for all available options.
  4. If you want to delete only a few videos, “tick” the box on the side of each one to select it. If there are lots of them on your channel, you can use the filter in the top-left corner to select a particular category that matches your search intentions.
  5. Once you have selected the ones you wish to remove, use the Delete function to erase that content from your channel permanently.

Note that Twitch will automatically delete videos from your channel after a two-week period. This extends up to two months if you have Prime Gaming or Twitch Turbo.

Enabling Twitch VODs On Your Channel

If you’re wondering why there aren’t any VODs on your channel, it’s likely because you don’t have the “Store Past Broadcasts” option enabled in your account settings.

By default, this option is off, and naturally, most new Twitch users are unaware of it. But by following the steps below, you can easily enable the automatic storage of past broadcasts.

  1. Open Twitch.tv on your browser and sign in to your account.
  2. Click on your avatar icon which is located in the top-right corner of your screen.
  3. From the menu that shows up, select Creator Dashboard.
  4. In the panel, you’re seeing, navigate to the menu which should be on the left side. Select Settings and then Stream from the dropdown menu.
  5. Now, all you have to do is enable the “Store past broadcasts” option, just like the image below suggests.

After each stream, Twitch will save your broadcasts in the form of a video. You can either download these to save them for a longer time or delete them by following the steps listed above.

Method 2: Deleting Twitch Videos From A Tablet Or A Smartphone

Some Twitch users prefer accessing the platform through a smartphone or a tablet. It’s easy to follow the steps as they are the same for Desktop.  

There’s just one slight change you need to make.

Upon opening the website in a web browser on your mobile device, click on the three vertical dots in the top-right corner.

From the dropdown menu, select the Switch to Desktop Mode option. Now, the steps for deleting Twitch videos will be the same as those for Desktop, which you can find in Method 1.

Conclusion

That covers deleting Twitch videos both on Desktop and Mobile Devices.

For more information about VODs, you can check out the official guide from Twitch. It contains answers to some of the most frequently asked questions, and it might be of good use to you!

Remember, Twitch videos should not be confused with Twitch Clips. For more information on how to properly delete clips, we have a guide thoroughly covering that topic, so check it out!

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