Sharing videos on Twitter

There are four ways to share videos on Twitter:

  1. Record: You can record, edit and share videos from the Twitter app.
  2. Import: If you use the Twitter for iPhone or iPad app, you can import videos from your device.
  3. Upload: You can upload videos to twitter.com.
  4. Go live: To learn how to create a live video right from your Twitter app, read our Create live videos on Twitter article.

Record a video for a Tweet on iPhone

  1. Tap the Tweet icon , then tap the camera icon .
  2. Tap the video icon  to access video mode.
  3. Record a video by holding down the record icon . To add more to your video, simply press and hold again. (Note: You can record up to 2 minutes and 20 seconds of video.)
  4. When you are done recording your video, tap Done. (Tip: Preview your video before Tweeting it by tapping the play button. This also allows you to make additional edits to your video before sharing.)
  5. Tap Tweet to share your message and video. 

Record a video for a Tweet on Android

  1. Tap the Tweet icon , then tap the camera icon .
  2. Tap the video icon  to access video mode. 
  3. Record a video by holding down the record icon . To add more to your video, simply press and hold again. (Note: You can record up to 2 minutes and 20 seconds of video.)
  4. When you are done recording your video, tap Done. (Tip: Preview your video before Tweeting it by tapping the play button. This also allows you to make additional edits to your video before sharing.)
  5. Tap Tweet to share your message and video. 

Note: To remove the video before Tweeting, tap the x on the video thumbnail..

Tweet an imported video from your mobile device

  1. Tap the Tweet icon .
  2. Find the video you'd like to Tweet and select it.
  3. You can trim the length of your selected video by dragging either side of the bar at the bottom. (Note: Maximum video duration is 2 minutes and 20 seconds.)
  4. Tap Trim to finish your edits. (Tip: You can preview your video by tapping the play button before Tweeting it. This also allows you to make additional edits to your video before sharing.)
  5. Tap Tweet to share your message and video.

Upload and Tweet a video via the web

  1. Click the Tweet button.
  2. Click Add media.
  3. Choose a video file stored on your computer and click Open. (Note: You’ll be prompted if the selected video is not in a supported format. Maximum file size is 512MB.)
  4. In the Edit window, you can trim the length of your selected video between 1 second and 2 minutes and 20 seconds. (Note: Maximum video length is 2 minutes and 20 seconds.)
  5. Click Done when you’re finished with your edits.
  6. Complete your message and click Tweet to share your Tweet and video.

Note: 

  • Videos do not count towards the 140 character limit in a Tweet.
  • All videos posted to Twitter that are 6.5 seconds or shorter will automatically loop.
  • Twitter currently support MP4 and MOV video formats on mobile apps.
  • On the web, Twitter support the MP4 video format with H264 format with AAC audio. You can upload videos up to 512MB, however you will be prompted to edit videos to 2 minutes and 20 seconds or less in length.