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.
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.
For all Twitter two-photo posts, the images will appear next to each other and their aspect ratio will be 7×8 each.
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)
As long as the link has a thumbnail, it will display it within 1.91×1 (same as Facebook and LinkedIn).
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