Fix: Something Went Wrong (Twitch Clips)

Are you getting the "Something went wrong" error message on Twitch clips? We've figured out a way to fix this issue, which we share in this guide.

Twitch is known as the world’s most popular and successful online streaming platform among the gamer community. Despite the occasional errors users report every once in a while, the platform is quite reliable and constantly sees an increase in users.

This guide focuses on solving a particular error many Twitch users are familiar with. We’re talking about the “Something Went Wrong” error message, which occurs when trying to create a clip.

If you’re dealing with this issue but aren’t sure how to fix it, keep on reading, as we cover all the proven and working methods in the sections below.

Let’s get into it!

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Fix 1: Use A Different Browser

Numerous Twitch users have reported that trying a different browser helped them overcome the “Something Went Wrong” issue. You can see an example in this Reddit thread.

It’s easy to test this method by using Microsoft Edge, as it is already integrated into your Windows 10 operating system. If you would prefer not to use Edge, our guide explores some of the best browsers you can use for Twitch.

It’s important to know that sometimes a clip is created and stored despite the “Something Went Wrong” message, so check before trying to fix the problem.

If using a different browser doesn’t work, try the following method.       

Fix 2: Clear Your Browser Cache And Cookies

Browser Cookie

Clearing your browser’s cache and cookies might help you overcome the “Something Went Wrong” message when creating Clips on Twitch.

To do this on Chrome, follow these steps:

  1. Open Chrome on your PC and click the three vertical dots in the top-right corner.
  2. Click Settings, then Clear Browsing Data.
  3. Tick all three boxes in the “Basic” tab and finish by clicking Clear data.
    Clear Browser Cache On Google Chrome
  4. Restart your browser and log into your Twitch account.

After successfully doing this, you should no longer encounter the “Something Went Wrong” problem while trying to create Clips.

Fix 3: Enable Clips In The “Stream” Section On Twitch

Some users have suggested that the issue might be caused by the channel owner not having the “Enable Clips” option “ticked” in the Stream Settings section. It’s worth taking the time to check.

To make sure you aren’t encountering the issue because of this, follow the steps below to enable the setting in your Creator’s Dashboard.

  1. Open Twitch and log into your account. In the top-right corner, click your avatar.
  2. Select Creator’s Dashboard from the dropdown menu to open the panel.
  3. On the left side, select Settings and then Stream.
  4. Scroll down a bit and “Tick” the Enable Clips settings.
    Twitch Enable Clips Settings

Adjust the settings based on your personal preferences. If you want “followers-only” enabled for clips, use the setting immediately below “Enable Clips.”

If your viewers are unable to clip on your channel, this particular setting might be the cause.

Log out and then back into your Twitch account. Try clipping and see if you still encounter the error.

Fix 4: Make The Clip Shorter Than Sixty Seconds

In this specific Reddit thread, a user reported that reducing the clip’s duration to slightly less than sixty seconds helped them fix the problem.

Twitch Select Clip Length

As this is an unknown bug, there’s no “official” solution, so users have devised unique fixes that worked for them. This is why it’s worth trying every method to see if it works in your specific case.

Conclusion

As we already mentioned, there isn’t an “official” fix from the developers for the “Something Went Wrong” Twitch error, but fortunately, the community has found multiple effective workarounds to overcome the problem.

Now that you know how to stop it from happening, you and your followers should no longer experience any trouble when trying to clip content from your channel.

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Bojan Veselinovikj
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Bojan is a video-game developer and a tech enthusiast. Combining these two passions allow him to keep you informed on everything that's new in this fast-paced digital world.