How to Post a Video on Twitter

Share videos with your Twitter followers

It's possible to upload videos to Twitter for your followers to see. You can also save videos from Twitter. Here's how to post videos on Twitter through a web browser and the Twitter mobile app.

How to Post a Video on Twitter From Twitter.com

All videos you post on the Twitter website need to be in MP4 format. If the video isn't in that format, convert it using a free video conversion software tool.

  1. Go to https://twitter.com, log in to your account, and select Tweet on the left side of the page.

    Tweet on the left side of Twitter.com
  2. Select the picture icon and choose the video you want to upload.

    Upload photo or video icon on Twitter.com
  3. Type anything you want to add to your tweet, then select Tweet to upload the video.

    Tweet button on Twitter.com

    If the video is too long, Twitter automatically displays the trim video option.

How to Post Videos on the Twitter App

It's also possible to upload videos from your phone using the Twitter app.

  1. In the Twitter mobile app, tap the New Tweet icon.

  2. Tap the picture icon, then select the video you want to upload.

  3. Type the tweet you want to accompany the video, then tap Tweet.

    Compose Tweet, Photo, and Tweet icon on the Twitter app

How to Capture New Video for Twitter

You can also use the Twitter mobile app to record a new video to share.

  1. In the Twitter mobile app, tap the New Tweet button.

  2. Tap the Camera icon.

    Give the app permission to use your camera and microphone to use this option.

  3. Tap and hold the Capture icon to record a video.

    Compose Tweet, Camera, and Captrure icon on the Twitter app

    Tap Live to start live streaming on Twitter.

Twitter Video Requirements

Twitter puts a few technical limitations on videos you can share:

  • Videos must be in the MP4 video format (or MOV for mobile).
  • Videos must be under 2 minutes and 20 seconds in length. 
  • Videos must be under 512 MB in size with a bitrate of 25 Mbps or lower.
  • Videos must be between 32 x 32 and 1920 x 1200 resolution. 
  • The aspect ratio (the ratio of the video width to height) must be 2.39:1 or less.
  • The maximum frame rate is 40 FPS.

If your video doesn't match these requirements, upload the video to YouTube as an alternative.

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