How to Compress Video for Twitter? [4 Ways]

Twitter is a popular online-sharing site that allows users to share posts, videos, music, and so on. But like other online-sharing sites, Twitter also has some limitations on videos. For this reason, you’d better resize and compress video for Twitter if you have large and long videos to upload. So this post shares some programs to help you reduce video size for Twitter.
Here is an easy-to-use Twitter video compressor for Windows users. Download and give it a try!

Carina Carina | April 14, 2023

1. The Video Uploading Requirements for Twitter

2. How to Compress Videos for Twitter on Desktop?

3. Other Twitter Video Compressors [Online and Mobile Devices]

4. FAQs about Twitter Video Compressing

The Video Uploading Requirements for Twitter

As stated before, there are some limitations for you to upload videos to Twitter, such as the video format, maximum video size, length, resolution, aspect ratio, and bit rate. So before compressing videos for Twitter, let’s take a look at the best Twitter video uploading specs to help you post videos on Twitter without issue.

Twitter Video Uploading Limitations:
Best video format: MP4/MOV (H.264/AAC)
Maximum video size: 512 MB
Maximum video length: 2 minutes and 20 seconds
Minimal video length: 0.5 seconds
Aspect ratios: 1:2.39 - 2.39:1 range (inclusive)
Video uploading resolution: from 32x32 to 1920x1200
Maximum frame rate and bitrate: 40 fps and 25 Mbps

Now that we know the specs of Twitter videos, we can check if our videos meet these restrictions and adjust them.

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WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is a handy video compressor that can help you easily compress large videos for Twitter. With it, you can modify the video resolution, bitrate, and frame rate, adjust the video aspect ratio, and change the video format. Download it here now!

How to Compress Videos for Twitter on Desktop?

To resize your recorded videos and successfully upload them to Twitter and other online sharing sites, you can give WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro a try. It is an all-in-one video processing tool that can help you convert, edit, and reduce video size for Twitter. With it, you can not only compress large videos but also convert Twitter unsupported videos to MP4 and MOV without losing quality, as well as cut and crop video to match Twitter uploading limitations, and more. All the features are easy to get started with thanks to the simple interface and intuitive workflow.

Moreover, this program also supports you to download videos from Twitter and other online websites, record any screen activities with audio, add subtitles and soundtracks to videos, and so forth.

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Now, let’s check out the detailed guide on how to compress video for Twitter with HD Video Converter Factory Pro.

Step 1. Import Videos that Need to Be Compressed

Launch HD Video Converter Factory Pro after the installation and open the “Converter” module. Click the “+ Add Files” button in the upper-left corner of the program interface to import the video you want to compress.

Import Videos

Tips: HD Video Converter Factory Pro supports batch compression. If you have multiple files to be compressed, just import them and start compression simultaneously.

Step 2. Choose the Twitter Compatible Format

[If the formats of your videos are compatible with Twitter (MP4/MOV), you can skip this step.]

Click the format image on the right side of the interface to open the output format library. Choose “MP4” or “MOV” under the “Video” tab.

Choose Output Format

Step 3. Compress Video for Twitter

Way 1. Use the Advanced Compressing Setting

HD Video Converter Factory Pro offers a straightforward way to compress video for Twitter. You can press the compression button at the bottom of the interface and drag the slider to the right side to reduce file size. But note that if the ratio is too high, you will get a video with poor quality.

Advanced Video Compression

Way 2. Adjust Video Parameters

Video parameters like codec, resolution, bitrate, and frame rate can affect the video size. So you can click the “Parameter settings” button below the format image to modify the video resolution, bitrate, and frame rate to compress the video. But note that keep the video codec as H.264. (This way can also help you adjust your video to better suit Twitter's uploading requirements.) During the adjustment, you should keep in mind that those parameters also affect the video quality. So don’t turn these parameters too low.

When finishing, click "OK" to save your changes.

Adjust Video Parameters

Way 3. Cut/Trim Video for Twitter

Video size can also be determined by the video length. So cutting off unnecessary parts can also help you reduce the file size. Moreover, Twitter limits the maximum video length to 140 seconds, so you also need to cut the video length if your videos are too long.

To cut video with HD Video Converter Factory Pro, you just need to press the “scissor” icon under each video and then drag the sliders on the timeline to select the segment you want to save. Then, click the “Trim” button, and you will get a video clip. Hit “OK” to save the change and go back. With it, you can also split long videos into several parts.

Trim and Cut Video

Step 4. Export Compressed Video

After making all the videos to meet your desires, you can press the inverted triangle button at the bottom to specify an output folder. Finally, click “Run” to start compressing videos. With hardware acceleration support, the conversion speed can be up to 50X faster than usual.

Export Compressed Video

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Other Twitter Video Compressors [Online and Mobile Devices]

Apart from using the desktop Twitter video compressor, you can also compress a video for Twitter with online programs or mobile applications. So this part offers a handy online video compressor for Twitter and two mobile applications (for Android and iPhone) to compress videos for Twitter. Read on if interested.

How to Reduce Video File Size for Twitter Online?

There are many online video compression tools that can help you compress a video for Twitter. And here I’d like to use FreeConvert as an example to show you how to compress video for Twitter online.

Step 1. Open the FreeConvert website and click “Choose Files” to upload a video from your computer, URL, or cloud services.
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Step 2. Once you added the video, click “Convert” to perform the video compression. (Before the compression, you can press the “gear” icon to modify the compress method to focus on the video size, quality, etc.)
Step 3. Click the “Download” button to save the compressed video to your computer or Google Drive, Dropbox account.

Online Twitter Compressor

How to Compress Videos for Twitter on Mobile Devices?

1. Compress Videos & Resize Video (iOS)

For iOS users, you can try Compress Videos & Resize Video to reduce file size for Twitter. With this app, you can easily compress video size while maintaining picture quality. Moreover, it can work with most of your files, including MOV, MP4, M4V, H.264, H.256, and more.

How to compress video on iOS devices:

Step 1. Download this app from the App Store and launch it. Allow it to access your photos and videos.
Step 2. Tap “Select Videos to Compress” to add a video for compression.
Step 3. Modify the video compressing settings by specifying the Frame Rate and Video Dimensions.
Step 4. Press “Compress” and wait for the compression process. After finishing compressing, the compressed file will be automatically saved in your library.

Compress Video & Resize Video

2. Video Compress-Video to MP4

This app is recommended for Android users to compress video. It is a totally free Android application that can help users to compress, convert, and trim video files. But it contains some ads.

How to compress video on Android devices:

Step 1. Free download this application from the Google Play Store and open it.
Step 2. Tap “Compress” to enter the video compressing module and allow this app to access your files.
Step 3. Select a video from the file browser and choose the resolution you’d like. (It will show the percentage by which the file size will be reduced.) Then press “SAVE” to go to the next step.
Step 4. Change the filename if needed and tap “COMPRESS”. Click “Done” when finished with the video compressing process, and the compressed video will be saved to your phone.

Video Compress-Video to MP4

FAQs about Twitter Video Compressing

1. Why can't I upload videos to Twitter after compression?

If you cannot upload a video to Twitter even if you compressed it, you can check whether other Twitter video uploading requirements are satisfied. The problem might be the audio or video codec. For MP4 and MOV, Twitter only supports H.264 video codecs and AAC audio codecs. You can use HD Video Converter Factory Pro to change the video and audio codecs. Within HD Pro, you can also click the i-shaped icon (file information) to check other video and audio information.

2. How can I post longer videos on Twitter?

If you want to share videos that are longer than 140 s on Twitter, you may do it by using the platform's professional publishing service. Then, if permitted, you can effortlessly distribute a 10-minute video without restriction. Alternatively, you can also post the video on other platforms like YouTube and then share it on Twitter with a link.

3. Why do videos become low-quality after being uploaded to Twitter?

If your video appears blurry on Twitter, it can be the video compressor you used doesn't support lossless compression. Moreover, Twitter uses a strict compression technique to ensure the uploaded content is the smallest size possible, which may deteriorate the video quality. So just use HD Video Converter Factory Pro to maintain decent quality output. Another cause of bad quality can be the slow internet speed on your device.


Above is all the information I want to share with you about Twitter video compression. After reading this guide, you won’t face any trouble when posting a longer and larger video on Twitter. All the Twitter video compressor discussed in this post are easy to use and efficient at video compression. You can also use them to compress videos for Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and more. Just choose one and start compressing now!

Thank you for reading till the end. Have a nice day!

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