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How long can a Twitter video be? What you need to know

twitter logo pattern with magnifying glass in foregroundA Twitter Blue subscription significantly increases the length limit for video uploads.

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  • For most users, Twitter limits videos to 140 seconds in length.
  • Even if your video is less than 140 seconds, be sure it’s less than 512 MB in size.
  • Twitter Blue subscribers can tweet videos up to 10 minutes in length.

As the world’s most well-known microblogging site, Twitter is all about broadcasting short, pithy messages. Tweets are limited to 280 characters, so it stands to reason that videos have a similarly restrictive limit on overall length. In fact, videos on Twitter are limited to 140 seconds (with an important exception). 

How long can a Twitter video be?

For most users, Twitter limits videos to 140 seconds (two minutes and 20 seconds). There’s also a file size limit: videos can’t exceed 512 MB in size.

Users who subscribe to the new Twitter Blue paid service, though, can publish longer videos. Twitter Blue supports videos up to 10 minutes in length. To take advantage of this, though, you need to sign up for Twitter Blue, which currently costs $8 per month for Android users and $11 per month for iOS users. 

In both cases, you can upload longer files, but Twitter requires you to trim the video to length before including it in a Tweet. When you select a video to include in a Tweet, Twitter automatically opens the video in a video editor, which you can use to trim it down to an acceptable length by dragging the edit bars at the start and end of the video. 

The Twitter app's video editor on iPhone.If your video is too long for a tweet, you can trim the start and end in Twitter’s video editor.

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Quick tip: To post longer videos to Twitter, you can upload your video to YouTube and then include a link to the YouTube video in your tweet.

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