2021 Twitter Image Size Guide

Social media is constantly changing, yet there is a pretty consistent way to continuously increase the number of click-throughs, likes, and Retweets–by adding images and video! On Twitter, users are limited to what seems like a minuscule amount of verbiage with a 280 character limit. At Red Shark Digital, we are the first to understand that gathering everything we’d like to say in less than 300 characters feels nearly impossible. However, adding alternative content such as images and videos help in encasing an idea tremendously. You know what they say– "a picture is worth a thousand words.” Yet this only holds to be true, if your posted content is sized and scaled correctly. On an app where your tweet can be scrolled past at a mile a minute, you need striking content to make users want to engage. The first step to doing this is posting content with correct sizing. Luckily, here is our convenient and comprehensive Twitter size guide 2021, and an Ultimate Social Media Size Guide that you can use to reference when optimizing your Twitter banner size, Twitter profile picture size, Twitter image size, Twitter post size, and many other Twitter image dimensions:

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Top Requested 2021 Twitter Sizing Questions:

1. What is the Twitter profile picture size?

400 x 400 pixels

Having your image be at least 400 x 400 pixels ensures that your profile picture is a high-quality, sharp image whether viewers are on their mobile app or their computers. Keep in mind that while Twitter has you select a square image for your profile picture, that it is cropped to a circle frame. Make sure that you don’t have any content in the corners of your profile picture that you want to be seen, and that your file isn’t bigger than 2 MB!

2. What is the Twitter cover photo size?

1500 x 500 pixels

Also referred to as your Twitter banner size, Twitter display size, and Twitter header size, your Twitter cover photo should be roughly 1500 x 500 pixels. Many image apps allow you to crop a picture down to this aspect ratio which is 3:1. When selecting an image, remember that your twitter profile picture does overlap the bottom left. While this shouldn't make that big of a difference, intricate designs, informational or wordy banners, or detailed images, may partially be covered up.

3. How to view Twitter profile picture full size?

You can do this with your Twitter app or computer. Go to your personal profile, or click on the account name of the user you’d like to see their profile picture. Once on the profile, simply click on the circular image directly above their Twitter name. This is known as their Twitter profile picture, and while you can’t view the image as a square, you do get a larger, more zoomed-in glimpse of the content.

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2021 Twitter Size Guide-

Sizes of Twitter Images-

  • Twitter profile picture size- 400 x 400 pixels
  • Maximum file size for Twitter profile picture- 2 MB
  • Twitter Banner image size- 1500 x 500 pixels
  • Maximum file size for Twitter header picture- 5 MB
  • Timeline photos- 1024 x 512 pixels
  • Maximum file size for posting Twitter images- 5 MB
  • Tweeting a single image- 1200 x 675 pixels
  • Tweeting two images- 700 x 800 pixels (both of them)
  • Tweeting three images-
  • Left image- 700 x 800 pixels
  • Right images- 1200 x 686 pixels
  • Tweeting four images- 1200 x 600 pixels (each image)
  • The maximum number of images that can be tweeted together- 4
  • Twitter website card image-
  • Square- 800 x 800 pixels
  • Landscape- 800 x 418 pixels
  • Twitter app card image-
  • Square- 800 x 800 pixels
  • Landscape- 800 x 418 pixels

Sizes of Twitter Videos-

  • Square- 720 x 720 pixels
  • Landscape- 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Portrait- 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Maximum video length for Twitter- 140 seconds
  • Maximum video file for Twitter- 512 MB

Sizes of Twitter Ads-

  • Image ads- 800 x 428
  • Maximum file size for Twitter image ads- 3 MB
  • Video ads-
  • Square- 720 x 720
  • Landscape- 1280 x 720
  • Portrait- 720 x 1280
  • Maximum video length for Twitter video ads-
  • Twitter first view video ads- 60 seconds
  • Twitter short six-second ads- 6 seconds
  • Twitter promoted video ads- 140 seconds (you can request an extension up to 10 minutes)

Because of Twitter’s Personal account and Business account options, Twitter has become a widely popular platform for businesses to use when interacting with clients, managing their customer service, and as an experience tool. Whether you are utilizing the website's tools for work or pleasure, having your content sized and timed correctly will optimize your platform. Remembering the different sizes can be tricky, so feel free to download our Twitter size cheat sheet PDF or our social media size guide for 2021 for all of today’s most popular platform's optimal sizes.

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