How to Post Videos on Twitter: A Step-by-Step Guide

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.

Twitter is a powerful social media platform with over 330 million monthly users. Over 500 million tweets are sent out through the service daily, and videos are six times more likely to receive retweets than images and three times more likely to be retweeted than GIFs. If you’re wondering how to share and upload video on Twitter, you’re in the right place.

Before we get started on the different ways to post videos on Twitter, there are a few things to keep in mind. Like most social media platforms, it’s easy to share videos from video sharing sites like YouTube or Vimeo to Twitter by pasting a link. Twitter has a set limit on any direct video upload to 2 minutes and 20 seconds. To show longer videos, you’ll need to use the link sharing method.

Here’s how to upload videos directly to Twitter:

Uploading Existing Video from Desktop

Step 1: Go to Twitter’s main feed, then click the tweet option on the left side of the screen.

Step 2: Click the photo icon on the bottom left, then select the video you’d like to upload from your computer. Video file formats can either be MP4 or MOV, but MP4 format is recommended for desktop. The maximum length allowed for videos is 140 seconds with a maximum file size of 512 megabytes. Twitter accepts both portrait and landscape layouts for videos, unlike other apps. There’s no preference for the best format, although landscape and square formats have been much more widely adopted.

Step 3: Once your video is uploaded, it will be attached to your tweet. Write a caption to accompany your video post or add emojis by clicking the emoji option. Note that Twitter has a 280 character limit for tweets, but videos don’t count towards this character limit.

Tip: You can post multiple tweets at the same time. To do this, click the plus icon on the bottom right to add another tweet to an existing one.

Step 4: Click tweet to publish your video to the main feed.

Tip: On Twitter, native video uploads will autoplay in the Twitter feed, and all videos posted to Twitter that are 60 seconds or shorter will automatically loop.

Uploading from Mobile

Step 1: In the app, from the main feed, press the plus icon on the bottom right of the screen.

Step 2: Press the photo icon on the bottom left to upload your video and select your video from the camera roll. The MOV file format is preferred for video uploads through the mobile app.

Step 3: If you tap the screen, you can quickly access your video through the scroll bar, which showcases your camera roll, as well as having an option to record footage for your tweet. To record a video, press the camera icon on the left side of the scroll bar to access your camera.

Step 4: After your video is attached, add a description for your video, location tag, or also add multiple tweets if needed, and press the tweet option on the top right corner for your tweet to go public.

Tip: Through the camera option, you can also publish a live video to your followers. To access the live video option, simply slide from capture to live on the camera. To begin broadcasting your live video, simply press go live. You can also add a description and location and have guests interact with you while you are live.

In conclusion, Twitter is a great platform to share and promote videos to a wide audience. By following these simple steps, you can easily upload your videos to Twitter. Don’t forget to engage with your audience by adding captions, emojis, and multiple tweets if needed. For more helpful video tips, visit Soul Arch Media at


Why can't I post a video on Twitter?
The reasons why Twitter won't upload video are caused by poor network speed, corrupt video, and unsupported video specification or format.
How do you post a video on Twitter without a link?
To tweet a video without linking it, you must first find the video online that you want to share. Make sure the file size is small enough to upload onto Twitter, then drag and drop the video directly onto the tweet box. Once the upload is complete, you can also add some clever captions if desired.