How to share and watch videos on Twitter (2022)

Sharing videos on Twitter

There are four ways to share videos on Twitter:

Step 1

Record:You can record, edit and share videos from the Twitter app (Twitter for iPhone or Twitter for Android OS 4.1 and higher).

Step 2

Import: If you use the Twitter for iPhone or iPad app, you can import videos from your device.

Step 3

Upload:You can upload videos to twitter.com.

Step 4

Go live:Learnhow to create a live videoright from your Twitter app.

To record a video for a Tweet

Step 1

To quickly share a video in the moment, tap the camera icon from the top menu or swipe left from the timeline.

Tap and hold the capture icon to record a video.

You have the option to add Tweet copy and a location.

Tap Tweet when you’re ready to post, or tap Add to thread to connect it to your last tweet and then press Add to share it.

Step 2

Adding a video to a Tweet.
You can tap the Tweet icon to take or upload a video to add to your thought.

Below the Tweet compose box, you’ll see quick selection options to add a new video. Your most recent videos from your gallery will appear as thumbnail previews for easy access.

Tap the camera icon

to take a video.

You can trim the length of your video by dragging either side of the bar at the bottom. Maximum video length is 2 minutes and 20 seconds.

Tap Trim to finish your edits. You can preview your video by tapping the play button before Tweeting it, and make additional edits to your video before sharing.

Tap Tweet to post.

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

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Step 1

To quickly share a video in the moment, tap the camera icon from the top menu or swipe left from the timeline.

Tap and hold the capture icon to record a video.

You have the option to add Tweet copy and a location.

Tap Tweet when you’re ready to post, or tap Add to thread to connect it to your last tweet and then press Add to share it.

Step 2

Adding a video to a Tweet.
You can tap the Tweet icon to take or upload a video to add to your thought.

Below the Tweet compose box, you’ll see quick selection options to add a new video. Your most recent videos from your gallery will appear as thumbnail previews for easy access.

Tap the camera icon

to take a video.

You can trim the length of your video by dragging either side of the bar at the bottom. Maximum video length is 2 minutes and 20 seconds.

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Tap Trim to finish your edits. You can preview your video by tapping the play button before Tweeting it, and make additional edits to your video before sharing.

Tap Tweet to finish.

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

Note:You can also adjust your autoplay settings from theAccessibility section of your Settings and privacy.


To upload and Tweet a video via the web

  1. Use the compose box, or click the Tweet button.
  2. Click the gallery button
  3. Choose a video file stored on your computer and click Open. You’ll be prompted if the video isn’t in a supported format. Maximum file size is 512MB for TweetVideo, but you are able to upload a video longer than 2 minutes and 20 seconds, and trim it before including the video in a Tweet.
  4. Complete your message and click Tweet to share your Tweet and video.


Watching videos on Twitter

In timelines, Moments, the Explore tab, and across Twitter, native videos and GIFs will autoplay.

How can I stop videos from autoplaying?

You can stop videos from autoplaying in your timeline, Moments, and the Explore tab by changing the video autoplay setting. Your settings for video autoplay can be adjusted independently on twitter.com and your Twitter app (for example, you can set videos to autoplay on your iOS device and not on the web).

To adjust autoplay in your Twitter for iOS app:

  1. Navigate to your Settings and privacy.
  2. Under the Accessibility, display, and languagessection, tap Data usage.
  3. Tap Video autoplay.
  4. You can select from the following options:

    On cellular or Wi-Fi, Only on Wi-Fi, and Never.

To adjust autoplay in your Twitter for Android app:

  1. Navigate to your Settings and privacy.
  2. Under theAccessibility, display, and languages tap Data usage.
  3. Tap Video autoplay.
  4. You can select from the following options: Mobile data & Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi only, and Never.

To adjust autoplay on twitter.com:

  1. From the main menu, click More, then select Settings and privacy.
  2. Under Accessibility, display, and languages, click Data usage.
  3. Click on Autoplay, then choose between On cellular or Wi-Fi or Never.

Closed captions and subtitles

How to view closed captions on a video:

Turn on the captions option in your device’s accessibility settings. On iOS, this will be labeled as Closed Captions. On Android, it will be labeled Captions.

How to view subtitles:
Turn your device’s sound off. To view subtitles on the web, tap the “CC” slider on a video.

Note: Not all videos will have captions or subtitles available.On iOS and Android, captions are shown automatically when videos are viewed in your timeline. To see captions in full screen, enable captions at the system level.

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Watching live videos on Twitter

You can watch live video from Moments, the Explore tab, trends, or Tweets from an account that has gone live.

You can also watch live programming from Twitter on Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV. Xbox and Android TV users can enjoy Twitter by launching their web browser and going to twitter.com.

When watching a live video or replay, you can share the broadcast via Tweet, Direct Message, or by copying the link. You have the option to share the entire broadcast or the broadcast starting at a specific point of your choice.

How to share a live broadcast or replay:

  1. From the live video or replay full screen mode, click or tap the share icon
    1. Click or tap Share Live (when live) or Share From Beginning (when in replay mode) to Tweet, Direct Message, or copy the link of a full live video or replay from the beginning.
    2. Click or tap Share from… to Tweet, Direct Message, or copy the link of a live video or replay starting at a point chosen using the selection bar.

You may encounter issues while watching live videos. Generally, watching from a strong network connection, and/or trying a different network or browser is recommended. Additionally, closing out of the app or browser, and reopening can help. For best results, use an up-to-date app or browser version. If you continue to experience problems with live video, please let us know.

Skip forward or backward

While watching a video, you can double tap your screen to quickly move back and forth.

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How to skip in a video:

  1. To move ahead 5 seconds, double tap on the outer right side of the video screen.
  2. To move back 5 seconds, double tap on the outer left side of the video screen.

Once you’ve double tapped to skip, you can continue in that direction with a single tap.

Skipping forward and backward is currently possible while watching videos in full-screen only.

Note: Premium Live Content Streaming and the Embedded Live Video Widget rely on cookies from another twitter.com domain called twimg.com to do two things: facilitate the Live Video Experience and deliver ads. If third-party cookies are disabled in your browser, the Live Video Experience will not function nor will we be able to serve ads to support the experience. Safari users can experience Premium Live Content Streaming or the Embedded Live Video Widget without changing their browser settings by clicking the "allow" button when prompted. This will allow us to set a cookie for twimg.com that will help us facilitate the Live Video Experience and deliver ads. If you're using another browser, please consult the help section of your browser for information on allowing third party cookies.

Push notifications for live videos

If there's an account whose live video you don't want to miss, you can opt-in to receive push notifications when they go live. It’s easy to set up notifications right from the account’s profile page.

Step 1

From the account profile, tap the notification icon

Step 2

From the pop-up message, select Only Tweets with live video.

Step 3

To cancel live video push notifications, tap the highlighted notification icon from the account profile and select None.

If there's an account whose live video you don't want to miss, you can opt-in to receive push notifications when they go live. It’s easy to set up notifications right from the account’s profile page.

Step 1

From the account profile, tap the notification icon

Step 2

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Check the box next to Account notifications.

Step 3

From the pop-up message, select Only live video.

Step 4

To cancel live video push notifications, tap the highlighted notification icon from the account profile and select None.


Frequently asked questions

My Tweets are protected. Are my videos protected too?

If your Tweets are protected, only your followers can view your videos in your Tweets. Please note that your followers may download or re-share links to videos that you share in protected Tweets. Links to videos shared on Twitter are not protected. Anyone with the link will be able to view the content. If you don’t want anyone to see your videos on Twitter, we suggest you delete the Tweets containing those videos.

Do videos count towards the character limit in a Tweet?

No, videos do not count towards the character limit in a Tweet.

Do videos automatically loop on Twitter?

All videos posted to Twitter that are 60 seconds or shorter will automatically loop.

Can you dock a video on Twitter?

You can dock a pre-recorded video or broadcast from your Twitter for iOS and Twitter for Android app. With video docking, it’s easy to watch while continuing to use Twitter––like scrolling through your timeline or sending a Direct Message.

How to dock and undock a video (iOS and Android):

  • To dock a video, simply tap on thedockingiconin the top right of a video in full-screen mode.
  • To return to full-screen view from a docked video, tap on the video.
  • To dismiss a docked video, use your finger to slide the docked video towards the edge of your screen until it disappears. Alternatively, if you tap on a different video, the currently-docked video will automatically disappear.

What are the limitations on video resolutions and aspect ratios that can be uploaded on the web?

  • Minimum resolution: 32 x 32
  • Maximum resolution: 1920 x 1200 (and 1200 x 1900)
  • Aspect ratios: 1:2.39 - 2.39:1 range (inclusive)
  • Maximum frame rate: 40 fps
  • Maximum bitrate: 25 Mbps

Can I tag people in a video?

You can't tag people in a video, but tagging in photos is available. Learn more aboutphoto tagging.

How do I delete a video (after Tweeting)?

You can delete a video in the same way youdelete a photoby deleting the Tweet itself.

Can I send videos via Direct Message?

Yes, you can send videos and GIFs throughDirect Messages.

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FAQs

How do you get past the video limit on Twitter? ›

Mistakenly uploading a long video is also a common problem. By default, you can only upload videos up to 140 seconds long, or 2 minutes and 20 seconds. You can bypass this by setting up a Twitter ad account for free.

How long does limit last on Twitter? ›

Current Twitter limits

The current technical limits for accounts are: Direct Messages (daily): The limit is 1,000 messages sent per day. Tweets: 2,400 per day. The daily update limit is further broken down into smaller limits for semi-hourly intervals.

What is the 5000 rule Twitter? ›

Every Twitter account can follow up to 5,000 accounts. Once you reach that number, you may need to wait until your account has more followers before you can follow additional accounts. This number is different for each account and is automatically calculated based on your unique ratio of followers to following.

How do I watch a video with sensitive content on twitter? ›

Navigate and go to 'Privacy and Safety'. Tap on the option 'Content you see'. Tick the checkbox that says 'Display media that may contain sensitive content'.

How do you watch a video while scrolling on twitter? ›

Immersive viewing and easy discovery

To activate it, simply tap/click on a video in the Twitter app. Once the video has been launched in full screen mode, we've made video discovery easier as well. Just scroll up to start browsing more engaging video content.

How do you share a video in a Tweet? ›

Video Tweet from Android App

Look at the bottom righthand corner of the tweet and copy the link to the tweet. You then need to copy the link to your tweet and add /video/1 at the end.

Why can't I watch some videos on Twitter? ›

Try clearing your cache and cookies for your device's mobile browser. You can clear cache and cookies from the settings menu for your mobile browser. Turn your phone off for 5 minutes to reset the connection.

Why can't I watch any videos on Twitter? ›

Check Network. The poor network will cause Twitter video not loading on iPhone or Android. If your videos won't play on Twitter app, you should first check your network. Connect it to an enough-signal-strengths Wi-Fi, and then restart Twitter to load videos.

How do you watch all content on Twitter? ›

How to see sensitive content in Twitter on iPhone and web
  1. Open Safari or any web browser and log in to your Twitter account.
  2. Tap your Profile Picture at the top left corner. ...
  3. Navigate to Settings and Support.
  4. Select Settings and privacy.
  5. Tap Privacy and safety.
  6. Now, tap Content you see.
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How do I know if I'm in Twitter jail? ›

If you receive an error message when you are trying to tweet, message or retweet after being very active, you are most likely in Twitter Jail.

How many followers do you need on Twitter to make money? ›

The best part about making money on Twitter is that you can have as little as 1000 followers to get paid. While having a lot of followers is a goal of many growing influencers, the key to making good money on Twitter is not the amount of followers you have, but how engaged they are.

Why does Twitter limit what I can see? ›

We do not block, limit, or remove content based on an individual's views or opinions. In some situations, your Tweet may not be seen by everyone, as outlined below: Abusive and spammy behavior. When abuse or manipulation of our service is reported or detected, we may take action to limit the reach of a person's Tweets.

What happens at 10k Twitter followers? ›

People with more than 10,000 Twitter followers can now earn money from tweeting — here's how. Twitter on Wednesday launched Super Follows, a feature that allows select users to charge others for access to subscriber-only content.

How do I get rid of follow limit? ›

Follow Limit Advice

There's no way to get around the limit, and Twitter's help desk won't be able to remove the limit from your account. The only way to follow people again is to wait until your account has received more followers, because this adjusts the ratio and relaxes the limit on your account.

Is 600 Twitter followers good? ›

Twitter says it decided on the 600 follower figure as being the minimum to gain access to Twitter Spaces based on its earlier testing. Accounts with 600 or more followers tend to have “a good experience” hosting live conversations because they have a larger existing audience who can tune in.

How do I turn off twitter sensitivity? ›

Go to your Privacy and safety from the drop-down menu. Tap Your Tweets. Toggle the button next to Mark media you Tweet as containing material that may be sensitive so it turns blue.

How do you scroll further on Twitter? ›

1. Log in to your Twitter account, click your browser's vertical scroll bar and then drag it down as far as it will go on the page.

How do I turn off infinite scroll on Twitter? ›

So, to stop your Twitter feed from constantly auto refreshing; Locate the "Reduce motion" option under the "Motion" section in the "Accessibility" area of your profile settings. Uncheck the checkbox to disable the auto scrolling feature.

How do I make videos play automatically on Twitter? ›

Twitter
  1. Click on “More” in the left-hand menu, and then on “Settings and privacy.”
  2. Select “Accessibility, display, and languages” > “Data usage”
  3. Click on the “Autoplay” setting. You can then switch off the autoplaying of videos on your feed.
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How do you download and share videos on Twitter? ›

Downloading Twitter videos on an Android device:
  1. Find the tweet containing the video you wish to share, hit the share icon, and tap on “Copy Link.”
  2. After copying the link, open Tweeload and paste the URL into the text field at the top of the screen. ...
  3. Once that's done, hit the download button below.
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How do I stop twitter from hiding content? ›

How To Enable Media With Sensitive Content in Twitter Searches?
  1. Go to “Settings and privacy.”
  2. Click on “Privacy and safety.”
  3. Click on “Content you see.”
  4. Choose “Search settings.”
  5. Uncheck the “Hide sensitive content” box.

Can you do embedded links on Twitter? ›

Open your preferred mobile app, or begin a new text message. Type or paste the URL into your Tweet. Links will be adjusted with Twitter's link shortener wherever you post them.

How do you get a preview link on Twitter? ›

After entering you link in a tweet, Twitter will automatically grab a preview for the link. Once you see the preview, there will be a “X” on the image that if you press will hide your Twitter preview link from being published. What is link preview? A link preview is a visual preview of the content on a website.

How do I change the video preview on Twitter? ›

Click on an uploaded video within your library and then click the 'Change thumbnail' button. Here you have the option to either choose a frame from within the video or upload a custom image from your computer.

Why are my Twitter links not previewing? ›

Typically if the link's website has Twitter Cards enabled a preview should display. To verify if the site you are linking to has a Twitter Card, and to see what it will look like, enter the link into Twitter's Card validator. Learn more about Twitter Cards, and how to add them to your website.

How do you respond to a video in a video? ›

Here's how to do this from your Android device:
  1. Sign in to TikTok and find the post you want to respond to.
  2. Press the comment icon.
  3. Tap on the comment you want to respond to.
  4. Use the “Record” button to record and upload your video.
  5. The comment you're responding to will appear as a sticker overlay on your video.
3 Mar 2022

Can you post a 3 minute video on Twitter? ›

It is not just a rumor, it is true! Twitter videos can be up to 512 MB and 140 seconds long. Twitter is a microblogging and social networking service that you can enjoy as easily as watching or uploading videos and you can also reach different people like some celebrities, experts and other users.

Does Twitter have a video time limit? ›

Twitter Video Length Limit

On Twitter, the maximum size of the video is up to 512 MB and the video length can be 2 minutes and 20 seconds or less in length.

How do you post longer videos on twitter 2022? ›

How to Post Long Videos on Twitter
  1. Check the eligibility of your Twitter account. Click on your profile picture, from the dropdown menu, select Twitter Ads. ...
  2. Upload to Twitter Video Dashboard. Reach the Video section, click the Upload button, select a video from your computer and upload. ...
  3. Compose & Publish.

How do I share a 3 minute video? ›

Here's what you need to do:
  1. Start the Google Photos app on your phone.
  2. Find the video you want to share, then tap and hold it until the toolbar appears at the top of the screen.
  3. Tap the Share icon.
  4. In the pop-up window, tap "Create link." After a moment, you'll see a message that the link has been copied.
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What is the tweet limit per hour? ›

Start by following the restriction of 100 tweets per hour.

This includes retweets and links. If you exceed this limit, you will be in Twitter Jail for 1 to 2 hours.

How do you increase your tweet limit? ›

Go back where you typed out the full-length tweet and copy more text. Open Twitter in another tab and compose a second tweet. Type the same Twitter handle and counter, but this time, change the numbers to "2/3". Then, paste the text, again making sure you're within 280 characters.

How do you post longer tweets? ›

Tap the compose icon. Pull down from the compose window and tap Continue Thread to Add to your last Tweet. Add content, and tap Tweet to add to your thread. To add a thread to an earlier Tweet, click to Select another Tweet.

How do I make my Twitter 10k? ›

5 Super Useful Tips to Build 10,000 Twitter followers
  1. #1 Find Your Right Audience.
  2. #2 Build and Leverage Twitter Lists.
  3. #3 Follow First to be Followed.
  4. #4 Value Your Hashtags.
  5. #5 Engage With Audience.
  6. Conclusion.

How do you share videos on Twitter? ›

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Look at the bottom righthand corner of the tweet and copy the link to the tweet. You then need to copy the link to your tweet and add /video/1 at the end.

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