How to Upload Video to Twitter - Can't Upload Error Fixed

By Cecilia Hwung | Last Update:

Surely, Twitter is one of the most popular platforms that keep you connected with and discovered by the world, in the forms of words, pictures, and videos. And among all those media types, embedding a video in a Tweet turns out to be what people prefers most nowadays.

Then how to upload videos to Twitter? Are there any limits for Twitter video uploading? Check our following guides to solve your problems one by one.

How to Upload Videos to Twitter

In fact, there is a detailed official tutorial page on twitter.com that shows you how to post videos to Twitter from mobile and via the web. The thing is, there are no pictures. So it might not be that intuitive for some people. To make the steps easier to follow, here we will help you learn how to upload a video to Twitter with pictures.

How to post a video to Twitter from PC?

  1. Go directly to the Twitter webpage by clicking here https://twitter.com/.
  2. Sign in with your private account.
  3. Find the compose box at the top of the page and click the gallery button.
  4. Click Twitter gallery button
  5. In the pop-up window, go to your media file folder, choose a video, and click Open to get it loaded.
  6. Add some words, choose a emoji to express your feeling, and set Who can reply.
  7. Simply press the button Tweet and your videos should be uploaded to Twitter seconds or minutes later.
Select a video to upload

How to post a video to Twitter from mobile (iPhone)?

  1. Free get Twitter app installed from App Store on your iPhone.
  2. Open the software, sign up and log in.
  3. This time tap the Tweet icon, which is specific in Twitter mobile apps.
  4. Again, click the gallery icon to browse to select a video.
  5. Then press Tweet to finish uploading your videos to Twitter.
Post video to Twitter from mobile

Troubleshooting - Can't Upload Video on Twitter

Firstly, you should know there are two main types of video uploading errors on Twitter. One is caused by Internet speed, while another is due to Twitter video uploading limits. How do you know which kind of trouble you are actullay in? The pop-up error message will tell you.

  • #1. Can't post video to Twitter for slow Internet connection.
  • Solutions: Refresh the web page, restart the website, or re-connect the Internet to have a try.
  • Can't post video to Twitter for network
  • #2. Can't upload video to Twitter because the file you choose is unaccpetable. It could be: the file size is too large, the video length is too long, or the video format is not supported.
  • Solutions: Cut or compress the video, or convert video to compatible format with VideoProc.
  • Can't post video to Twitter for limits

What is VideoProc?

VideoProc is multi-function video software best known for being professional and easy to use simultaneously. With video editing tool box and video converter built in, it helps you fast cut, crop, merge video and compressing video for successfully uploading to Twitter.

What are the limits when uploading video to Twitter?

  • Max. resolution: 1920 x 1200, 1200 x 1900
  • Aspect ratios: 1:2.39 - 2.39:1 range (inclusive)
  • Max. frame rate: 40 fps
  • Max. bitrate: 25 Mbps
  • Max. file size: 512MB
  • Max. video length: 2 minutes and 20 seconds
  • Supported video format: MP4, MOV

Apparently, you can't upload 4K video to Twitter. Only HD video under 40 fps is accpetable, which also means your extreme sports clips recorded with GoPro or DJI drones at 60/120/240 FPS won't be able to be posted on Twitter. And according to our test, MP4 HEVC is not supported neither.

How to Compress Videos for Uploading to Twitter

  • Free download and install VideoProc by clicking the download button above.
  • Open the software and load the source video by: Video > +Video
  • To compress 4K to 1080p for posting on Twitter, click Option > Video Codec Options > Resolution >1920x1080.
  • Compress 4K to 1080p
    Compress 4K to Twitter
  • To cut video with VideoProc, click Cut to enable the video cutter tool.
  • Cut video for Tiwtter
  • After all editings done, press RUN to start applying your settings and re-encode video for Twitter.

About The Author

Cecilia Hwung is the marketing manager of Digiarty Software and the editor-in-chief of VideoProc team. She pursues common progress with her team and expects to share more creative content and useful information to readers. She has strong interest in copywriting and rich experience in video editing tips.

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