Want a cheat sheet on how to solve Twitter’s video limit? Have you ever uploaded a high-quality video on Twitter that ends up looking as if it’s been recorded with a dial-up phone? This is the perfect blog post for you.
At VEED, as an easy-to-use video editing platform with a thriving community of content creators, we’re all about making sure that your Twitter videos are as best as they can be. We’ll show you ways to achieve this.
Time to take your Twitter video content creation (and posting) to the next level. 📈
There are 5 ways to post your videos on Twitter:
Twitter’s video limit on file sizes can be frustrating. Here are pointers on Twitter’s video sizes and other specs you’ll find extra useful.
Minimum resolution: 32x32
Maximum resolution: 1920x1200 and 1200 x 1900
Recommended resolutions/aspect ratios: 1280x720 (landscape), 720x1280 (portrait), 720x720 (square)
With these resolutions, those pesky black bars won’t show up when you upload your videos on Twitter.
Twitter video limit on file size: 512 MB
Twitter limit on frame rate: 60 frames per second (FPS)
Recommended frame rates: 30 and 60 FPS
Supported file formats: MP4 (preferred) and MOV (less-loved child)
How long can a twitter video be: 140 seconds or 2 minutes and 20 seconds is the maximum duration for most Twitter users. But there are some ways to bypass them. This includes one that involves a lot of money.
Why is your Twitter video blurry? Like on Instagram, Twitter compresses your video, so that it looks uglier, blurrier and much more pixelated than the original video file.
This is a Twitter video limit that can cause endless frustration for content creators, who don’t want to make it seem as if their videos have been recorded with a Nokia 3210.
Here are pointers on how to increase your Twitter video quality:
You can use VEED to resize your video to the right aspect ratio and compress your video files. The video above outlines how you can do this. If you prefer to read, here’s our blog post on how to use our video compression.
On the platform, go to Project → Export Settings, click Adjust. In the Export Options dialog box, choose Twitter. As easy as pie.
Here’s an example of a unicorn Twitter video that lasts longer than 140 seconds!
The easiest way to post longer videos on Twitter is to upload it to another platform like YouTube or Vimeo and tweeting these links instead. But, of course, the videos won’t play on Twitter, and users will have to leave the website to watch them.
There is a more direct way to bypass the Twitter video limit of 140 seconds. You’ll have to dish out some cash as a Twitter advertising partner to make this happen.
To do this, fill out this form to qualify for managed advertising services and get an account manager who will see whether you should be allowed to post videos longer than 140 seconds.
Otherwise, there is no Twitter video limit in duration when going live.
Here are some reasons why you can’t upload video to Twitter and how to solve them:
As mentioned in the previous section, you can use VEED to compress your video for Twitter.
In this blog post, we’ve given you the cheat sheet to bypass Twitter’s video limit, and tips on how to retain the high quality of your videos after uploading them to Twitter.
Want to save time editing great videos to engage with your Twitter audience? Try out VEED’s intuitive and easy-to-use video editor. You can include text to your video, merge video, trim video and split your videos, add an audiogram, and so on.
If you’ve managed to upload your videos to Twitter without any problems with our help, feel free to tag us at @veedstudio on Twitter. We’d love to see ‘em!