Clipchamp is now a Microsoft company, which means, if you work on a Windows device, the way the Clipchamp app works will be different.
It's pretty simple — now when you open the Clipchamp app on a Windows device, you'll be automatically logged in using your Microsoft account.
Soon, all Clipchamp users will be required to log in using a Microsoft account.
For Windows users in particular, this change will create a seamless experience while using Clipchamp alongside other offerings that utilize your Microsoft account, like OneDrive.
Will this create a brand-new account?
Yes. The first time you open the Clipchamp app on a Windows device following this change, you'll be opening a brand new Clipchamp account too.
What if I already have a Clipchamp account with saved videos?
No worries! If you've previously created a Clipchamp account using Google, Facebook, or Dropbox, you can simply connect your new Microsoft account and old account to retrieve your videos.
OK, but what if I open Clipchamp in my browser?
If you open Clipchamp in the browser, you won't be automatically logged in with your Microsoft account. However, you can manually log in with your Microsoft account.
How to connect your Microsoft account and old account
1. Go to settings
In the home sidebar, select settings.
2. Connect your old account
In your profile, you'll see a new section called connected accounts. There, choose the method (Google, Facebook, or Dropbox) you previously used to log in to Clipchamp.
3. Follow the instructions to authorize your old account
After selecting an option, you'll need to authorize your old account using your old log in details.
4. Your retrieved videos will appear in your Microsoft account
All videos retrieved from your old account will automatically appear in your videos.
Can I still use my old account?
No. Once you've connected your accounts, your old one will no longer be accessible.
Troubleshooting errors when connecting your old account
If it isn't possible to connect to your account
There a several potential reasons you've received this message:
Your old account is on a paid subscription. You'll need to cancel it before connecting. You can then set up the paid subscription with your new Microsoft account.
You've already started creating videos with your new Microsoft account. In the short term, only empty Microsoft accounts (aka accounts with no videos) will be eligible for connection to old accounts. We're working on this limitation and hope to fix it in the near future. You can solve this issue by deleting any videos created in your Microsoft account before connecting.
If your authentication failed
This means you've provided some incorrect details when authenticating your old account. These details could include one or more of the following errors:
Incorrect email address
You selected the wrong type of account to connect e.g. Google instead of Facebook.
If you receive a general error
Resolving your issue may require help from our customer service team. They're always happy to assist! You can get in touch by selecting the question mark help icon on your screen or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.