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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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.

Twitter Website Card - Video
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Formats: MP4, MOV
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)
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Twitter Header
Illustrated dimensions of the Twitter Header measured with height and width

The Twitter Header Photo is the large banner image that is at the top of a user’s Twitter Profile. This image is larger than the profile photo and allows users to be more creative with the space as it is generally the first thing that a visitor sees on another user’s profile.

Twitter Headers have a height of 500 px and width of 1500 px for an aspect ratio of 3:1. Twitter Header supports JPG, PNG, and GIF formats with a maximum file size of 5 MB.

The Twitter Header Photo is the large banner image that is at the top of a user’s Twitter Profile. This image is larger than the profile photo and allows users to be more creative with the space as it is generally the first thing that a visitor sees on another user’s profile.

Twitter Headers have a height of 500 px and width of 1500 px for an aspect ratio of 3:1. Twitter Header supports JPG, PNG, and GIF formats with a maximum file size of 5 MB.

Twitter Header
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Print Sizes: 6.94” x 20.83” | 176.4 x 529.2 mm

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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.

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

Twitter Video Tweets are Tweet formats that pair text with various video ratio types. Videos appear in the news feed of your followers and are retweeted or uploaded by the user. While landscape videos are traditionally the standard ratios for videos, square videos are often used to optimize viewing size on various devices. Videos under 60 seconds will automatically loop and generally get more retweets than image tweets.

Twitter Video Tweets have a height between 600-1200 px and width of 1200 px for a recommended maximum aspect ratio of 1:1. Other video ratios are supported but they will be cropped to 1:1. Tweeted Videos supports MP4 and MOV formats with a maximum file size of 1 GB. Videos durations are recommended to be 15 seconds, though videos can be up to 2 minutes and 20 seconds long. Tweets have a limit of 280 characters, or 257 characters if a link is included.

Twitter Video Tweets are Tweet formats that pair text with various video ratio types. Videos appear in the news feed of your followers and are retweeted or uploaded by the user. While landscape videos are traditionally the standard ratios for videos, square videos are optimum on Twitter.

Twitter Video Tweets have a height between 600-1200 px and width of 1200 px for a recommended maximum aspect ratio of 1:1. Other video ratios are supported but they will be cropped to 1:1. Tweeted Videos supports MP4 and MOV formats with a maximum file size of 1 GB. Videos durations are recommended to be 15 seconds, though videos can be up to 2 minutes and 20 seconds long. Tweets have a limit of 280 characters, or 257 characters if a link is included.

Twitter Tweet - Video
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Formats: MP4, MOV 

Video Length: 15 seconds (recommended); 2 minutes 20 secs (max)

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: 16.66” x 16.66” | 423.3 x 423.3 mm

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1 GB (max)
Company
Twitter

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Twitter Tweet - Image
User interface drawings of the Twitter Image Tweet with measured dimensions and resolution

Twitter Single Image Tweets feature 1 image or GIF that accompanies and supports the text. A single image tweet includes a built-in link capability that creates a feature when links are added as part of the Tweet copy. This kind of tweet can be posted by anyone and is seen on a user’s Twitter feed.

Twitter Image Tweets have a height between 600-1200 px and width of 1200 px for typical aspect ratios of 2:1; 3:2; 1:1. Tweeted Images supports JPG, PNG and GIF formats with a maximum file size of 5 MB. Tweets have a limit of 280 characters, or 257 characters if a link is included.

Twitter Single Image Tweets feature 1 image or GIF that accompanies and supports the text. A single image tweet includes a built-in link capability that creates a feature when links are added as part of the Tweet copy. This kind of tweet can be posted by anyone and is seen on a user’s Twitter feed.

Twitter Image Tweets have a height between 600-1200 px and width of 1200 px for typical aspect ratios of 2:1; 3:2; 1:1. Tweeted Images supports JPG, PNG and GIF formats with a maximum file size of 5 MB. Tweets have a limit of 280 characters, or 257 characters if a link is included.

Twitter Tweet - Image
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Formats: JPG, PNG, GIF

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

Print Sizes: 16.66” x 8.33” | 423.3 x 211.7 mm (landscape); 16.66” x 16.66” | 423.3 x 423.3 mm (square)

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