The Clips feature in Switcher Studio makes it easy to trim your video recording and share the clip directly to Facebook Stories or Reels. Sharing to Facebook Reels from Switcher Studio is limited to vertical (9:16) videos (it's not required for Stories, but it's highly recommended), and sharing to Facebook Reels is limited to iPhones.

There are two steps to share a clip to Facebook Stories or Reels:

  1. Create a Clip in Switcher Studio

  2. Share to Facebook Stories or Reels

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Step 1: Creating a Clip in Switcher Studio

You can create a clip immediately after recording a video, or you can go back to a previous recording and create a clip. For either scenario, you will first go to the Clip Editor and then make any adjustments.

Accessing the Clip Editor

To create a clip immediately after you have stopped streaming/recording:

  • The Video Completion Panel will appear when you’ve ended your video. At the top of the panel you will see the message, "Congratulations! Your Video is complete.”

  • In the lower right, tap More (below the three dots).

  • Tap Create Clip (Edit) to open the Clip Editor.

  • The Editor window will include a preview window and editing options. As you make adjustments, you can tap play in the video preview to watch the clip.

To Create a Clip From a Previous Recording:

  • Tap the main menu in the top left corner of the app (three horizontal lines).

  • Tap My Recordings.

  • Tap the recording you'd like to use for the clip.

  • Tap Clips in the lower left-hand corner.

  • Tap Create New Clip to open the Clip Editor.

  • The Editor window will include a preview window and editing options. As you make adjustments, you can tap play in the video preview to watch the clip.

Trimming a Video

The Clips Editor has several options, but the most commonly used tool is Adjust, which allows you to shorten/trim the video. From the Clip Editor:

  • Tap Adjust (scissors icon).

  • The video timeline will appear in the Editor.

  • To change where the clip starts, swipe across the timeline to the desired starting location.

    • Then tap the Start button below the timeline. The timestamp in the Start button will show where the clip will begin.

  • To change where the clip ends, swipe across the timeline to the desired ending location.

    • Then tap the End button below the timeline. The timestamp in the End button will show where the clip will end.

  • At any time, you can tap the Play button in the center of the clip preview window to watch the clip.

  • Make adjustments to the start and end locations as needed.

  • Tap Save at the bottom of the Editor window when you are finished.

  • If you do not want to make any other changes to the clip, tap Create in the top right corner. Otherwise, tap through any of the other Editor options (e.g. Format, Layers, Captions) to continue customizing the clip.

For step-by-step instructions on using any of the other Clip Editor options, check out the article Creating a Video Clip.


Step 2: Sharing a Clip to Facebook Reels or Stories

If you just went through the steps above to create a clip, sharing is only a couple of taps away. After you tap Create to save the clip, you will be taken back to a screen that shows details for the clip you just created.

From this Clip screen:

  • Tap the share/export icon (box with an arrow coming out of it).

  • A menu will appear with options to share.

  • Tap either Share to Facebook Reels or Share to Facebook Stories

Note: If you are using an iPad to run Switcher Studio, sharing to Reels will not appear in the Export/Share menu.

Publishing to Facebook Reels

  • After tapping Share to Facebook Reels, Facebook will open, with a preview of the video.

  • Tap Edit in the lower-left, or use any of the edit options on the right to further customize the clip using Facebook's tools.

  • Tap Next when you're done editing the clip.

  • You'll be taken to the final screen where you can add a description, adjust the audience visibility, and enable or disable sharing to Instagram.

  • When you are ready to publish the Reel, tap Share reel.


Publishing to Facebook Stories

  • After tapping Share to Facebook Stories, Facebook will open, with a preview of the clip.

  • Tap any of the edit options on the top or lower-left to further customize the clip using Facebook's tools.

  • Tap Privacy in the lower-left to confirm or change who can see your story.

  • When you are ready to publish the video, tap Share to Story in the lower right.


The instructions above are for sharing a clip immediately after creating it. If you want to share a clip you created in the past, the steps are similar to the above, but you have to get to the clip you want to share first.

  • Tap the hamburger menu in the top left corner of the app (three horizontal lines).

  • Tap My Recordings.

  • Tap the recording with the clip you want to view.

  • Tap Clips in the lower left-hand corner.

  • Tap the name of the clip you want to share.

  • From there, follow the instructions outlined at the beginning of Step 2 above.


Important Notes about Facebook Stories and Reels

Facebook Reels

  • For users 18 and older, by default the audience visibility for Reels is set to public, but you can change the audience prior to publishing any individual Reel.

  • Reels must be between 3 seconds and 60 seconds.

  • Reels will be available for playback in your Reels profile.

  • Your Friends may see your Reels in their Facebook Feed.

  • You can see the full list of technical and content requirements on Facebook's support page here: https://www.facebook.com/business/help/1197310377458196?id=376980407544978

Facebook Stories

  • Stories disappear after 24 hours (unless they're saved).

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