Twitter Image Size 2019 [The Right Size for Your Pictures]

14 June, 2019
Do you know which is the right Twitter image dimensions? See here your Twitter image size guide for 2019 and tips to appeal to your audience.

What should you do to stand out and succeed on Twitter? How could you attract your audience’s attention? The first step is to draw a plan and a social media strategy. Also, images can help you increase the number of followers.



Use photos and images on Twitter to appeal to your audience. GIFs are a good resource too.

Now that you know that using images, GIFs or photos enhance engagement on Twitter, you have no excuse for not taking advantage of their effectiveness.

The next question would be: could we use any image? Yes we could, but if you want to convey expertise, professionalism and brand, it is better to use images that follow the Twitter guidelines about publication and size.



Twitter Photo Size

To clear matters up, we have created this guideline about the twitter picture size. You’ll find all the correct dimensions to create a WOW factor on your tweets, profile and header photo.

Twitter image Sizes: Profile images

Profile images are very important on Twitter. It’s the first thing users see when they log into your account. That’s why it’s necessary to upload them with the right measures to see them correctly.


Twitter Profile Picture Size

✅ 400 x 400px. It also accepts images at 200 x 200px.

✅ Maximum file size of 2MB.

✅ JPEG, GIF and PNG file formats.




Twitter Header Photo

1500 by 500px (although, it’s possible to use 1024 x 280px).

Format: JPG or PNG

Quality: 5MB


Twitter profile and header size





Twitter image sizes: Photo sizes

There are several types of images, and these are your correct measurements:


Twitter In-Stream Photo Size

✅ 1024 by 512px.

✅ It supports JPEG, GIF and PNG file formats.

✅ Maximum file size of 5MB for photos and 3MB for animated GIFs.



Twitter Cards Image Size or Twitter Links preview

✅ 800 by 320px

✅maximum size of 3MB

✅ It supports JPG and PNG file formats.

The card shows a description, headline,  link, and photo when you share a URL from a site that contains the appropriate Twitter links preview.



Twitter Summary Card Image Size

In this type of publication, you must consider not only the image but also the description that summarizes the content. These lines are important to use properly. The title allows a maximum of 70 characters and the description a max of 200 characters

280 by 150 px

File size up to 1MB

JPG, PNG and GIF format files are permitted



Insights About the use of Images on Twitter

Besides using the Twitter image dimensions correctly, with the appropriate quality and resolution, consider these tips to increase engagement using images.


Take Advantage of your Photos 

It sometimes seems that 280 characters are not enough to represent your content so, take advantage of the visual impact of your photos and their captions to increase the character count.

💭 Remember that the caption shouldn’t be a repetition of the tweet. By doing this, you will be able to communicate in a lengthier and more effective way. In the following graphic, we show how an image can increase the content and attract more attention.




QR Codes to Guide your Followers to a Landing Page

Twitter, apart from being a platform to help your brand have presence and interact in real time with users, also allows more traffic to reach your website. Use your header photo with a QR code to guide your followers to your site or specific landing page.


using QR code in a twitter image

Use QR codes, coordinates or similar, to provoke curiosity and guide users to your site



Combine Images with Stats to Draw Attention

The use of images with surveys, stats or graphics is also an effective way to advance your content, to capture attention or to entice a click.

So, images are also effective on Twitter. Consider the ideal Twitter image size for your photos and our tips and benefit from them.


Do you want to know other measurements of social network images?

📌 Instagram image size guide

📌 Facebook image sizes

📌 LinkedIn image sizes


We hope that you found this Twitter image size guide useful. We will keep you posted with any updates as things change fast!

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  1. Karl

    Hello, two things.

    I studied your twitter feed and the images are very well incorporated into your tweets – meaning, no weird cropping or truncated text. Nicely done.

    I’m wondering, however, how you get the captions to show, such as with this tweet:

    I have descriptions turned on, but Twitter says that they are only accessible with screen readers.

    Second item. About the header image. Yes, the official size is 1500 x 500 as you state (in your text but the image as 1500 x 1500) but the use full size is a bit smaller since twitter has overlays at the bottom and top. For example, the top 45 pixels are covered by the menu.

    • Juan Pablo

      Hi Karl. For twitter sharing options (pictures and captions), we use Yoast plugin for WordPress. About the header image size, you are right and we have corrected yet the size from the picture. And it is true also, that the first 45 pixeles are covered by the top bar. Thanks!!


    Thanks!! I was using Adobe Spark to generate graphics, assuming that the Twitter Template would be the right size for images in a mobile feed. Nope. This is extremely helpful!

  3. Aria Mathew

    Thanks for the update! I choose 400 * 400 for all social media when it comes to the profile image. Twitter is no exception to this. The most important aspect is that we need to check with the mobile view on how the cover image goes with it. Better holding the details in the center. By doing so we can stop our important details being cut.

    Thanks & Regards
    Aria Mathew

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