3 Ways to Compress a Video for Twitter [PC/Online/App]
Best tools for Twitter video compression
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Way #1. How to compress a video for Twitter on a Windows PC & Mac
How to use Movavi Video Converter to compress a video
Step 1. Install the program
Download the installation file and install the software on your PC or Mac.
Step 2. Add a video file
Ensure you have saved the large video you want to condense. Click the Add Media button and then Add video in the upper-left corner of the program interface. Choose the video you want to decrease and click Open.
Step 3. Choose the file format or device preset
You can select the desired video format or target mobile device from the inbuilt presets. There is also a Cell phone icon that will be able to detect your phone and optimize the video for movie display on this device.
Step 4. Set up your compression
In the source file list, click Compress file. This will then open up a new dialog box. You will see the File size slider where you can select the output file size and bitrate. You can click Convert sample if you want to see what a short section of the compressed video will look like.
The program also has the trimmer feature. So if you want to make your video shorter before shrinking it, hit the Edit button and go to the Trim tab.
Step 5. Compress the video
Time to select the output folder for the video you want to make smaller! The Save to button at the bottom of the interface will give you the chance to choose a location. By default, if you don’t set a location, the output video will be saved in the Movavi Library folder. Press the Convert button to start the compression process.
Way #2. How to reduce video file size for Twitter online
How to use FreeConvert to compress a video
Way #3. How to optimize a video for Twitter on an Android device & iPhone
Video requirements for Twitter
MP4 and MOV on the Twitter mobile apps. On browsers, use MP4 with the H.264 compression standard and AAC audio.
Maximum video file size
Minimum video length
Maximum video length
2 minutes 20 seconds
32 × 32
1920 × 1200
Frequently asked questions
▶️ What kind of video does Twitter support?
You can upload videos in MP4 and MOV formats using the Twitter mobile apps. On browsers, you must use MP4 with the H.264 compression standard and AAC audio. Twitter recommends MP4 files for the best results.
▶️ How long can a Twitter video be?
The video must be at least 0.5 seconds long and can be up to 140 seconds or two minutes, 20 seconds. If you have a video that is any longer than this, you can upload it to other platforms, like YouTube, and then share on Twitter, but not upload to Twitter directly.
▶️ What are Twitter-supported video formats?
Both MP4 and MOV are supported on Twitter. So when you are compressing and optimizing your video for Twitter, ensure it has been downloaded in one of these two formats.
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