Uploading high-quality images in the correct format is one of the main aspects of social networks development. Inappropriate image sizes lead to incorrect placement or cropping of the content. Moreover, the target platform may reject your carefully edited images if they are not optimized for size. That is why you should always follow image measurement. For instance, the best Twitter profile picture size is 400×400 px, not the other way around.
Twitter has upgraded its recommended image sizes. If you are woefully behind on the latest Twitter updates, it’s time to catch up. This guide covers principal image sizes on Twitter with the updated information.
Twitter, distinguished for its real-time communication, is one of the highly viral tools. It is an incredible online world to connect with friends, family, followers, and new audiences. Twitter serves as a place for impactful original content, trends, conversations, and movements. It is essential to consider the size of the image on Twitter because more petite images than the recommended size are “stretched” and become fuzzy. Bigger size images can be compressed programmatically and lose quality compared to the original. As a result, if the image differs from the recommended size, then it may be cropped in the wrong place.
So, what size should Twitter images be? Does Twitter lower the image quality? How to stop Twitter image compression? And finally, what is the best image size on this network? To begin with, you can upload images in JPEG, PNG, or GIF format on Twitter. But at the same time, animated GIFs are not supported in the profile photo or on the cover.
Before talking about the ideal size of images, acquaint yourself with several recommendations you should follow to receive flawless posts with images for Twitter:
- Don’t use third-party websites that claim to show how your image will display on different devices. They are hardly ever working. Test your image on as many devices as possible – desktops, tablets, and other mobile devices
- Use a personal account to check the images for your tweets before posting them to a public account. Additional efforts can save you from a lot of worries
- If you don’t have much time, optimize your images for mobile devices. People usually access social apps via mobile devices and hardly ever click on them to see full-size images
- Twitter can collapse your image so that it fits in the stream. Make sure that you focus on meaningful content so that it is not cropped
- You can tweet up to four images per message. Two images will appear next to each other with an aspect ratio of 7:8. If you post three images in a tweet, one of them will be larger (in a ratio of 7:8), and the other two will be in a ratio of 4:7. Four images will be arranged in a 2X2 grid. Each image will have an aspect ratio of 2:1.
The Twitter link recommends choosing an image size of 400×400px for a profile picture. Do not place substantial elements and text in the corners because Twitter will round the picture while loading. Remember — all the essential things are placed in the center. If you need further guidance with customizing your profile, read Twitter’s tips for building up your profile.
Recommended cover size for Twitter is 1500×500px. The cover is not getting cropped in the mobile browser and app. But it would help rearrange the placement of essential elements, considering that the profile photo will cover the lower left part of the cover.
The banner also has a specific recommended image size, like your profile picture. While you can get the perfect title by letting Twitter crop the image for you, it’s still helpful to know the dimensions of the Twitter banner.
Twitter recommends a banner size of 1500 × 500 px. It is larger than your profile picture, so make sure your image is large enough to fit in that space without losing quality.
The ideal image size for a tweet is 1024×512px. The vertical picture will be cropped in the feed, but it will be opened in full size when you click on it.
With Twitter Cards, you can use appealing imagery and video to drive conversion, create an engagement, or start a conversation with your followers.
The best image size for Twitter Cards is 800 x 418px, a 1.91:1 ratio. For App Cards, you can go with 800 x 800px for a 1:1 ratio.
A poorly placed image can ruin the visual perception of your broadcast on Twitter. Following the above specifications, your images will be optimized for the platform and make a favorable impression on the audience.