Twitter Media Size Guide: Recommended Sizes For Your Twitter Profile Images & Tweet Cards

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Twitter Media Size Guide

Compiled after devouring countless help pages, image cheat sheets and far too many social media blogs. This Twitter media size guide is intended to act as one-stop resource for quickly referencing the latest recommended image sizes for use on Twitter.

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Recommended Twitter Profile Image Sizes

Your Profile Picture

Your Twitter profile photo is the main image for your profile across the networks and will be displayed on your profile page, alongside your tweets and in any ads or recommendations linked to your account.

  • Recommended Dimensions: 400 x 400 px
  • Minimum Dimensions: 200 x 200 px
  • Allowed File Types: JPG, GIF, PNG
  • Max File Size: 100 KB
  • Image Scale: 1 x 1

Your Header Photo

This is a large visual photo that is placed at the top of your profile page and is your biggest chance to make an impact when somebody first visits. Make sure you use high resolution, emotive imagery that communicates who you are and what you are about.

You may also want to check out this awesome post on making the most of the space.

  • Recommended Dimensions: 1500 x 500 px
  • Allowed File Types: JPG, GIF, PNG
  • Max File Size: 10 MB
  • Image Scale: 3 x 1

Recommended Twitter Card Image Sizes

When you publish a web page it is possible to specify images and other media via HTML (or this handy WordPress plugin) to be attached when the page is shared via Twitter. The resulting output of the combined Tweet and media is called a Twitter Card. This section covers the recommended media sizes for each of these types of cards.

Twitter Summary Card

This should be a unique image that is representative of the content found at the link. The image for this type of card will be seen in various places at sizes of 120 x 120 px and 120 x 90 px.

  • Minimum Dimensions: 120 x 120 px
  • Allowed File Types: JPG, GIF, PNG
  • Max File Size: 1 MB
  • Image Scale: 4 x 3

Summary Card With Large Image

This should be a unique image that is representative of the content found at the link. The images for this type of card will be shown at varying sizes depending on the type of device.

  • Recommended Dimensions: 876 x 438 px
  • Minimum Dimensions: 280 x 150 px
  • Allowed File Types: JPG, GIF, PNG
  • Max File Size: 1 MB
  • Image Scale: 2 x 1

Twitter Photo Cards

These tweets place an emphasis on the photo and will retain the aspect ratio without cropping in most cases. The image will be seen at sizes of 375 x 435 px and 375 x 280 px as well as 750 x 560px depending on the device.

  • Recommended Dimensions: 750 x 560 px
  • Minimum Dimensions: 280 x 150 px
  • Allowed File Types: JPG, GIF, PNG
  • Max File Size: 1 MB

Gallery Card Images

The images in this card should follow the general guidelines for photo cards, however they will be displayed at varying sizes depending on the number of images, viewing state and device.

  • Recommended Dimensions: 750 x 560 px
  • Minimum Dimensions: 280 x 150 px
  • Allowed File Types: JPG, GIF, PNG
  • Max File Size: 1 MB

Twitter App Card Image Size

This image will actually be pulled from the relevant app store however to ensure the best experience on Twitter, you should make sure that the image you have uploaded to the app store is less than 1 MB in size.

Twitter Player Card

Whilst embedded the player card displays videos, audio players and animated GIFs at no larger than 435px and will always maintain the original aspect ratio.

Twitter Player Card – Image

You will need to specify a thumbnail image for browsers that don't support embedded videos. The image should be at the same dimensions as your video where applicable.

  • Recommended Dimensions: Same as your video
  • Minimum Dimensions: 350 x 196 px
  • Allowed File Types: JPG, GIF, PNG
  • Max File Size: 1 MB

Twitter Player Card – Other Media

  • Video: H.264, Baseline Profile (BP), Level 3.0, up to 640 x 480 at 30 fps.
  • Audio: AAC, Low Complexity Profile (LC)

Twitter Product Card Sizes

All product cards will be cropped to 160 x 160 so you should aim to provide a square image with your product image displayed at the appropriate proportions within.

  • Minimum Dimensions: 160 x 160 px
  • Allowed File Types: JPG, GIF, PNG
  • Max File Size: 1 MB
  • Image Scale: 1 x 1

Twitter Lead Generation Card Sizes

Lead generation cards are shown above a call-to-action button with a full tweet above them so you should take the layout as a whole into consideration whilst designing.

  • Minimum Dimensions: 800 x 200 px
  • Allowed File Types: JPG, GIF, PNG
  • Image Scale: 4 x 1

Twitter Website Card Sizes

These cards are slightly taller than the lead generation card type however they maintain a thinner profile than full photo cards and are designed to get people taking action.

  • Minimum Dimensions: 800 x 320 px
  • Allowed File Types: JPG, GIF, PNG

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Thanks for checking in! I aim to keep this page constantly updated to the latest recommendations based on Twitter rules and guidelines as well as real world experience. If you notice any inconsistencies then please let me know via @TMEntrepreneur or the comments below.

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