Twitter Image Sizes & Dimensions by Publer

Twitter Image Sizes & Dimensions
Twitter Image Sizes & Dimensions infographic 2020

Nobody can tell you how important photos and videos are on Twitter. You have already seen a huge engagement whenever you decide to attach some media to your tweet and that’s amazing.

This is why it is very important to use the proper Twitter image sizes and dimensions when sharing your valuable thoughts on this media.

Twitter images must be carefully cropped to fit the required sizes, or else, they will appear lopsided and your profile won’t look as polished and professional. 

To have a decent profile photo, the image needs to be 400px X 400px and no more than 2MB. The cover photo must be up to 5MB and have a 1500px X 500px size. The formats that you can use are three: PNG, JPG and of course GIF.

Let’s start fixing your Twitter Image Sizes and Dimensions! 

For each Twitter one-photo post, the ideal aspect ratio is 16×9. If the image is taller, Twitter will crop it and display it within this ratio, otherwise, it will display the whole thing, even if it’s not 16×9.

If it is a wide photo, it will be displayed as a whole:

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Wide photo post – Twitter
  • The minimum height that Twitter supports has an 16×9 aspect ratio, at 600×335 pixels but of course you can also upload larger images up to 1200 x 675 pixels:

For all Twitter two-photo posts, the images will appear next to each other and their aspect ratio will be 7×8 each. 

  • For three-photo posts:
  • In this case the container will present one image on the left that will preserve the 7×8 ratio while on its right two other images by the aspect ratio of 4×7 will show one above the other.
Twitter – Three photo posts

  • Four-photo posts on Twitter
  • In this case the twitter images and dimensions will pop up in a new scale completely different from the above-mentioned aspects. All of the four images will show up in a 2×1 aspect ratio.
Twitter – Four photo posts

Video/ Gifs Posts

Now, regarding Twitter videos’ dimension, the choice is more extensive. There are three types of proportions to consider: Square 720px x 720px, Portrait 720px x 1280px, Landscape 1280px x 720px.

If the video is taller than 1×1, then it’s the same as Facebook. Twitter will display it in a black square container (see the screenshot for Facebook case)

GIFs on Twitter

As long as the link has a thumbnail, it will display it within 1.91×1 (same as Facebook and LinkedIn).

  • If the link has no thumbnail, Twitter will not render a preview:

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Twitter – Link with no thumbnail


Extra:

  • The recommended profile photo size is 400px x 400px
  • The maximum image size is 5MB
  • The maximum video length for videos is 140 seconds (2 minutes and 20 seconds)
  • The maximum size for videos is 512MB
  • Recommended GIF’s resolution is 1200×675
  • The maximum GIF size is 15MB

Click to learn more about LinkedInFacebook , Google My BusinessInstagram, and Pinterest image sizes and dimensions.

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