Abort Clip Creation
When accidentally clicking on Clip or hitting Alt-X, a clip is created immediately even when just closing the tab without clicking "save". We only can modify start and end time.
There should be an option to cancel the clip creation.
This should absolutely be a feature. In addition to accidentally clicking the clip button or activating the keyboard shortcut, many users leverage the clip functionality to review something that they missed seconds ago on a live stream, and Twitch does not make it clear in any way that this publishes a clip with the default title even if they do not edit or title the clip and hit the Publish button. This then becomes a big problem for streamers who have to sift through a pile of junk clips when doing things like compiling highlights or weeding out problem viewers. Some of the following could go a long way to making this much, much less of an issue:
* An "abort" or "discard" button on the clip creation screen
* A highlighted message on the clip creation screen that make it clear a clip is already published even if they close the screen without edits
* Better exposure / navigation to the list of clips the user has created themselves. Presently, it's buried under the content section of the dashboard, which is not an area that the average non-streaming viewer has much reason to ever discover.
* Functionality on a live stream itself, similar to Tivo et al, to let a viewer rewind 30 seconds or so, which would let folks review something that just happened on stream without using the clip functionality at all. (This would ideally be in conjunction with a "return to live" button to catch them back up without ever leaving the main stream.)
Agreed. As a result of this bug/UX failure it's possible to accidentally and without realising:
* Create clips when using the mouse to return to the stream if you click on the clip button location
* Create clips if you happen to hit Alt+X
* Create clips when you meant to hit theatre mode
* Create clips when you meant to hit settings
All of these would just be annoying, but this also means that someone can create a clip of a moment they really wouldn't want shared and not even realise that it's saved.
This is worsened as the tab explicitly states that you have to "Title this clip to publish", and the user has neither titled nor hit publish.
It's a huge interface fail that it says you have to title it to publish it and click a button, but actually it publishes NO MATTER WHAT. I feel bad how many junk clips I must have spammed channels with.
I keep accidently clicking the clip button too. I've created at least 3 clips by accident. I keep closing the tab, but that doesn't cancel it. We need a cancel button in the clip interface.
I disagree on one point. There is no need for an abort or dismiss button, the only thing we need, is the tool to work as it's UI suggests.
If I press ALT+X or click the button by accident or on purpose - maybe to review a scene later and only maybe decide it's clip material, I don't want clips posted using my username, when I did not explicitly agreed to it being published, hence the "publish" button.
Just imagine the time frame of those clips could not just include something worth clipping but also something that would be awkward to be shared as clip.
By automatically posting clips without the user confirming you'll publish in our name, things we never intended to clip and might not give us the chance to delete them before they've been seen.
Therefore, either publish them after us pressing the "publish" button only and dismiss them if the window/tab closes, or save but don't publish them in our clip directory for X days and allow us to edit and publish them during those time frame before they would get deleted.
As it is now it's neither user friendly for streamers, having cluttered clip sections nor viewers, that get things unwillingly published in their name (not even sure if that's actually legal), as well as the same problem streamer face.
I hope it will be changed ASAP!
PS: there are various reports in this forum about the issue where vote function has simply been deactivated.
+1 on this idea.
Another use case is a more "clippable" moment happening right after clicking the clip button and you prefer to capture the newer segment over the old one. Abort could be used here.