Twitter Image Sizes: Must Read Guide

July 20, 2023
Twitter Image Sizes

With approximately 450 million active users, Twitter is an important social media to your online success, whether you are a freelancer or promoting your brand. So, before posting on Twitter you must pay attention to the Twitter image sizes.

Moreover, just like other social media platforms, Twitter updates its design and image dimensions constantly. Additionally, knowing the Twitter character limit is crucial for creating effective posts. The best strategy to future-proof your brand’s content is to consistently upload the best-quality images possible. For the best outcomes, follow Twitter’s suggested image formats.

Moreover, in this blog post you will learn:

  • The importance of Twitter image sizes
  • Twitter Profile Picture Sizes
  • Twitter Image Sizes for Header Photos
  • Twitter Image Sizes for In-Stream Photos
  • Twitter Card Sizes
  • Twitter Image Sizes for Ads
  • Use Publer for a seamless experience

Let’s dive in!

Twitter Image Sizes by Type

We categorized Twitter image sizes by types, such as profile pictures, header and in-stream photos, and image sizes for ads. Read on or download the PDF on your device now!

Twitter Profile Picture Sizes

An accurate Twitter profile picture will represent you with a reliable profile wherever you leave a comment, review, appear in search results, or people’s timelines. It’s the critical image that represents your activities on Twitter.

Your Twitter profile picture is an image that is typically square but gets transformed into a circular shape. 

Twitter profile picture

To set up your profile picture on Twitter, you’ll need to upload an image of yourself or your business logo with dimensions: 200 by 200 pixels.

Pro Tip: We recommend uploading a maximum file size of 2MB.

It might interest you: Twitter Threads

Twitter Image Sizes for Header Photos

When it comes to enhancing your profile’s visual appeal, the cover photo on your timeline plays a crucial role. It presents an excellent opportunity to showcase your personality or brand character with a personal touch. 

To ensure optimal display, use an image with dimensions of 1500 x 500 pixels. Header images are cropped to an aspect ratio of 3:1.

Note: Keep in mind that the way header images display changes depending on the monitor and browser being used.

Twitter Image Sizes for In-Stream Photos

The size of In-Stream photos is 1600 x 900 pixels with a minimum size of 600 by 335 pixels and a maximum size of 5MB for photos and GIFs on mobile. On the desktop up to 15MB.

Recommended aspect ratio: any aspect between 2:1 and 1:1 on desktop; 2:1, 3:4 and 16:9 on mobile. 

Pro Tip: Use one of these supported formats: GIF, JPG, and PNG.

Twitter Card Sizes

There is a range of different Twitter cards, so also a range of sizes. As well as the regular summary cards, there are summary cards with large images, app cards, and player cards.

Twitter cards’ minimum size is 120 x 120 pixels with a maximum file size of 1MB.

Pro Tip: Supported formats: GIF, JPG, PNG.

Twitter Image Sizes for Ads

Twitter Ads are the most popular way to reach new potential clients and expand your brand awareness. If you are planning to create the upcoming Twitter ads, then here are the ideal sizes.

That’s why for a better understanding we have categorized them for various ad formats as below:

Single and multi-image tweets:

  • Minimum 600 x 335 pixels
  • Use larger images for the best results

Website card image:

  • 800 x 418 pixels for 1.91:1 aspect ratio 
  • 800 x 800 for 1:1 aspect ratio 
  • Maximum file size of 20MB

App card image:

  • 800 x 800 pixels for 1:1 aspect ratio
  • 800 x 418 pixels for 1.91:1 aspect ratio
  • Max file size of 3MB


  • 800 x 800 pixels for 1:1 aspect ratio 
  • 800 x 418 pixels for 1.91:1 aspect ratio
  • Max file size of 20MB

Direct Message card:

  • 800 x 418 pixels for 1.91:1 aspect ratio
  • Max file size of 3MB

Conversation card:

  • 800 x 418 pixels for 1.91:1 aspect ratio
  • Max file size of 3MB

Use Publer and its App Integrations for a Seamless Experience

Get Hands-on Experience today!

Here’s a quick overview of how Publer can help you with image and video sizes in one platform. 

  • You can easily import from your local storage, Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, and Unsplash. Leveraging these integrations along with other Google marketing tools can streamline your content creation and management process.
Media Library

If you are on Publer, once you select Canva and sign in to your account, the built-in button will allow you to design photos right within Publer. You can access all templates, elements, and fonts – that your plan on Canva allows.

If you are on Canva, after finishing your photo design, click the ‘Share’ button on the top right corner, search for Publer, pick the desired workspace you want to add the recent design to and view your work at the media library on Publer.

Canva Publer

And most important with Publer’s built-in photo editor feature you can quickly edit visuals with the correct aspect ratios for any channel you choose.

  1. Use filters, colors, and stickers that complement your aesthetic to make your images aesthetically pleasing.
  2. Add text to grab the attention and inform your audience.
  3. Resize your images to fit specific channels’ aspect ratios.
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