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Uploading Media

A list of publishing limitations and recommendations for images and videos across supported social networks.


The following limits on videos are for uploaded media. These limits do not apply for videos that are embedded in Facebook or Twitter posts via a URL.
Social Network Limitations
Type: 3g2, 3gp, 3gpp, asf, avi, dat, divx, dv, f4v, flv, m2ts, m4v, mkv, mod, mov, mp4, mpe, mpeg, mpeg4, mpg, mts, nsv, ogm, ogv, qt, tod, ts, vob, wmv
Size: 4 GB
Duration limit: 120 minutes
Aspect ratio limit: between 9:16 and 16:9
For more information, see the Facebook documentation .
Size: 15 MB (sync) / 512 MB (async)
Duration limit: between 0.5 seconds and 30 seconds (sync) / up to 140 seconds (async)
Frame rate limit: 40 FPS
Dimension limit: between 32x32 and 1280x1024
Aspect ratio limit: between 1:3 and 3:1
For more information, see Twitter Dev Documentation .
Size: 128 GB
Duration limit: 11 hours
Upload limitations are based on quotas. For more info, see YouTube Data API Overview .


Facebook will automatically resize, compress, and format images.
Social Network Limitations
Recommended file types: JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF or TIFF
Recommended color profile: sRGB
Recommended file size: under 10 MB — to avoid compression, make sure file size is less than 1 MB
Recommended resolution: 720px, 960px or 2048px wide
For more information, see the Facebook documentation .
Size: 5 MB for both static images and GIF
Note: Images in GIF format may fail to upload if they do not adhere to the following additional constraints:
  • Resolution should be <= 1280x1080 (width x height)
  • Number of frames <= 350
  • Number of pixels (width x height x num_frames) <= 300 million
For more information, see Twitter Dev Documentation .
Type: PNG, JPEG or GIF
Size: 8MB
For more information, see LinkedIn Help .