How to connect with your followers

Make your photos and videos stand out

Overview

Tell a story with more than words.

Use photos and videos to make your Tweets more engaging, beautiful, funny, or memorable.

 

Photo best practices

Select great photos to make your Tweets soar.

Take great looking photos

Keep some things in mind with photos you take for Twitter:
Use the right lighting and angles, proper placement and subjects, and don’t use distracting backgrounds.

5 tips for taking better photos including using natural light and portrait mode

How to upload photos and GIFs

Uploading a photo on Twitter is simple. Tap the photo icon when you're composing a Tweet to find one you’ve saved, or use the GIF icon to search the GIF library. You can upload up to 4 photos per Tweet.

An example of the photo icon on the compose screen of the Twitter mobile app

Upload your own photos

You can upload your own photos to stand out with content unique to you.

Select photos you already have saved on your device, or take photos in the moment using the Twitter app.

Step by Step

For step-by-step instructions, check out How to post photos or GIFs on Twitter.

Try it now

Share something that makes you laugh.

Try uploading your own photo or finding a funny GIF in the GIF library to share with your followers in a Tweet.

 

Video best practices

Spark more conversation with interesting videos.

Take great looking videos

Follow these best practices for videos you record for Twitter:
Keep it short (2:20 max), keep your camera steady, test out different angles, and eliminate unnecessary background noise.

5 tips for taking better videos including keeping videos short and using a tripod

How to upload videos on Twitter

Sharing videos on Twitter can be done the same way you share photos. Tap the photo icon and select a video saved to upload. Make sure your videos are no longer than 2 minutes and 20 seconds. You can trim, preview, and make additional edits before sharing.

Record your own video within Twitter

You can record and share a video in the moment by recording directly within the Twitter app. You can even go live on Twitter for real-time uploads.

Pro Tip

Go live on Twitter

Get your followers involved with a video by choosing to go live on Twitter. Live videos allow you to share what’s happening in real-time, and can even give your followers additional opportunities to engage with you directly.

Step by Step

For step-by-step instructions on uploading videos to Twitter, check out How to share and watch videos on Twitter.

Recap

Use photo and video to up your Tweet game

Use media to create stand out Tweets:

  • Upload your own photos or videos
  • Follow best practices when capturing or recording your own media
  • Use GIFs or go live

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