Twitter is an online social networking and news platform that allows users to Tweet (send) text, image, and video-based messages and posts of up to 280 characters. Launched in July of 2006, Twitter is often considered the internet’s version of SMS (Short Message Service) that provided functionality and use similar to SMS text messaging on cellular phones. Twitter today is a global service that continues to inform people of various world events and comments as they happen in real time.

What is Twitter used for?

Twitter is used as a social networking site and it is one of the most popular social media platforms today. There are more than 100 million active users and 500 million tweets daily. Twitter is primarily used to connect people and allow people to share thoughts with a bigger audience. Users can keep up with friends, news, events, celebrities, and companies.

How do you delete your Twitter account?

Delete your Twitter account by logging into your account through a web browser as you cannot delete your account on the app. Click on your profile image and then click on Settings. On the settings page select Settings and Privacy and click Deactivate My Account. Click Deactivate Username and then re-enter your account’s password. Twitter will delete your account permanently after 30 days.

When did Twitter start?

Twitter was founded in March of 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams. It was made available to the public on July of 2006 and it gained popularity worldwide almost immediately. By 2013, Twitter had more than 200 million users. As of 2019, there are 330 million monthly active users, and 134 million daily users on Twitter.

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November 19, 1976
Jack Dorsey
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Jack Dorsey
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Tweet - Multi-Image
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Tweet - Video
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Twitter App Card - Image
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Twitter Conversational Ad Card
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Twitter Header
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Twitter Direct Message Card
User interface drawings of the Twitter Direct Message Card with measured dimensions and resolution

Twitter Direct Message Cards are a dedicated advertising format used to directly begin a conversation with a user through their Direct Messages (DMs). Direct Message Cards can include call-to-action buttons and can be augmented with a brand’s customized chatbot that can facilitate basic customer support functions on behalf of the company.

Twitter Direct Message Cards have a height of 418 px and width of 800 px for an aspect ratio of 1.91:1. The Twitter Direct Message Card supports MP4, MOV, JPG, PNG, GIF (non-animated) formats with a maximum file size of 3 MB for images and recommended size of 30 MB for videos. Cards have a limit of 256 characters, as 24 characters are used for the card format.

Twitter Direct Message Cards are a dedicated advertising format used to directly begin a conversation with a user through their Direct Messages (DMs). Direct Message Cards can include call-to-action buttons and can be augmented with a brand’s customized chatbot for better customer service.

Twitter Direct Message Cards have a height of 418 px and width of 800 px for an aspect ratio of 1.91:1. The Twitter Direct Message Card supports MP4, MOV, JPG, PNG, GIF (non-animated) formats with a maximum file size of 3 MB for images and recommended size of 30 MB for videos. Cards have a limit of 256 characters, as 24 characters are used for the card format.

Twitter Direct Message Card
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Tweet Text: 256 characters (24 characters used for card)

Button Text: 24 characters
Video Length: 15 seconds or less

Print Sizes: 11.11” x 5.8” | 282.2 x 147.5 mm

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3 MB (image max); 30 MB (video recommended)
Company
Twitter

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Twitter Direct Message Card interface mockup

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Twitter Summary Card
Illustrated dimensions of the Twitter Summary Card measured with height and width

Twitter Summary Cards are used for different kinds of web content like blog posts, news articles, products, and brands. The Twitter Summary card is designed to give the reader a small preview of the content of a website before clicking through. Twitter summary cards are situated below the text of a tweet with a small description and square image preview.

Twitter Summary Cards have a height of 144 px and width of 144 px for an aspect ratio of 1:1. Twitter Summary Card supports JPG, PNG, and GIF formats with a maximum file size of 5 MB (max). Summary cards may have a description of up to 200 characters with a title of 70 characters.

Twitter Summary Cards are used for different kinds of web content like blog posts, news articles, products, and brands. The Twitter Summary card is designed to give the reader a small preview of the content of a website before clicking through.

Twitter Summary Cards have a height of 144 px and width of 144 px for an aspect ratio of 1:1. Twitter Summary Card supports JPG, PNG, and GIF formats with a maximum file size of 5 MB (max). Summary cards may have a description of up to 200 characters with a title of 70 characters.

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Summary Title: 70 characters

Summary Description: 200 characters

Print Sizes: 2” x 2” | 50.8 x 50.8 mm

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5 MB (max)
Company
Twitter

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Twitter Summary Card interface mockup

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Twitter Website Card - Video
Illustrated dimensions of the Twitter Website Video Card measured with height and width

A Twitter Video Website Card pairs an auto-play video with a website link. They allow a brand or business to share video to drive a target audience to a specific landing page. Video Website Cards are primarily used for website clicks or website conversion campaigns.

Twitter Website Video Cards have a flexible height between 600-1200 px and width of 1200 px for a maximum aspect ratio of 1:1. Twitter Website Video Cards supports MP4 and MOV formats with a recommended file size of 30 MB and maximum size of 1 GB. Video durations are limited to 15 seconds max.

A Twitter Video Website Card pairs an auto-play video with a website link. They allow a brand or business to share video to drive a target audience to a specific landing page. Video Website Cards are primarily used for website clicks or website conversion campaigns.

Twitter Website Video Cards have a flexible height between 600-1200 px and width of 1200 px for a maximum aspect ratio of 1:1. Twitter Website Video Cards supports MP4 and MOV formats with a recommended file size of 30 MB and maximum size of 1 GB. Video durations are limited to 15 seconds max.

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Video Length: 15 seconds max

Frame Rate: 29.97 or 30 FPS

Bitrate: 6000k (1080p); 5000k (720p)

Tweet Text: 280 characters; 257 characters (if link included)

Website Title: 70 characters

Print Sizes: 16.66” x 16.66” | 423.3 x 423.3 mm

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30 MB (recommended); 1 GB (max)
Company
Twitter

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Twitter Profile Picture
User interface drawing of the Twitter Profile Picture with measured dimensions and resolution

A Twitter Profile Photo is the main image that represents a user or a brand throughout the social platform. It will be seen around the platform by other users so it is recommended to be of high quality. The profile photo will appear on your page, in-stream, and in the Who to Follow section. Most profiles choose to use a headshot for a person or the brand logo for a company.

Twitter Profile Pictures have a height of 400 px and width of 400 px for an aspect ratio of 1:1 (Circle). Twitter Profile Picture supports JPG, PNG, and GIF formats with a maximum file size of 2 MB.

A Twitter Profile Photo is the main image that represents a user or a brand throughout the social platform. It will be seen around the platform by other users so it is recommended to be of high quality. The profile photo will appear on your page, in-stream, and in the Who to Follow section.

Twitter Profile Pictures have a height of 400 px and width of 400 px for an aspect ratio of 1:1 (Circle). Twitter Profile Picture supports JPG, PNG, and GIF formats with a maximum file size of 2 MB.

Twitter Profile Picture
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Print Sizes: 5.56” x 5.56” | 141.1 x 141.1 mm

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Company
Twitter

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Twitter Profile Picture interface mockup

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Twitter App Card - Video
Dimensioned layout drawings of the Twitter Video App Card labeled with height and width

A Twitter Video App Card encourages users to download an app through an app store or sends them to the app if its already installed in their mobile device. Twitter Video App Cards engage audiences through the usage of a captivating video that convinces users to download the company’s app. The video auto-plays when the entire video appears in the users’ timeline.

Twitter Video App Cards can be landscape with a height of 360 px and width of 640 px (16:9), or 360 square (1:1). Twitter Video App Cards support MP4 and MOV formats with a recommended maximum file size of 30 MB or absolute max of 1 GB. App cards have a limit of 280 characters, or 257 characters if a link is included. Video durations are limited to 15 seconds max.

A Twitter Video App Card encourages users to download an app through an app store or sends them to the app if its already installed in their mobile device. Twitter Video App Cards engage audiences through the usage of a captivating video that convinces users to download the company’s app.

Twitter Video App Cards can be landscape with a height of 360 px and width of 640 px (16:9), or 360 square (1:1). Twitter Video App Cards support MP4 and MOV formats with a recommended maximum file size of 30 MB or absolute max of 1 GB. App cards have a limit of 280 characters, or 257 characters if a link is included. Video durations are limited to 15 seconds max.

Twitter App Card - Video
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Frame Rate: 29.97 or 30 FPS
Bitrate: 6000k (1080p); 5000k (720p)

Tweet Text: 280 characters; 257 characters (if link included)
Title: 70 characters

Description: 200 characters

Print Sizes: 8.88” x 5” | 225.8 x 127 mm

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30 MB (recommended); 1 GB (max)
Company
Twitter

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