Twitch has made live streaming much more available than it was in previous years, and gamers of all ages are building Twitch channels around the world to showcase their gameplay. To truly stand out from the crowd on Twitch, you must have the appropriate Twitch banner size, profile photo, and, most importantly, professional-looking visuals that will make your channel stand out from the crowd.
What’s the Perfect Twitch Banner Size?
Twitch profile banners should be 1920 x 480 pixels in size, with a 4:1 aspect ratio.
The official recommendation is 900 x 380 pixels, but those measurements don’t fit as well on larger (HD) displays. As a result, it’s best to stick with the larger (1920 pixel) width.
However, the size of your Twitch profile banner isn’t the only thing to be concerned about. You must also ensure that you use the correct file forms (only JPG or PNG formats). The maximum filesize for profile covers is also 10MB.
A Quick Size Guide for Other Twitch Graphics Elements
To be clear, the measurements we spoke about were for Twitch profile banners.
There are several other elements that can be found on a Twitch page, each with its own dimensions.
To prevent confusion, below is a list of all the recommended Twitch sizes (other than the normal Twitch banner size):
- Twitch Avatar – this is the online version of a profile picture. The recommended resolution is 1600 x 1600 pixels (aspect ratio of 1:1).
- Offline Banner – An offline screen that your followers see when you are not online. The Twitch offline banner resolution should be 1920 x 1080 pixels for the highest quality.
- Twitch Panel – these appear below your live streams, and you can use them to share information about what you’re doing. The recommended Twitch panel size is 320 x 160 pixels.
- Video Player Banner – these should be kept at 1920 x 1080 pixels to avoid the elements being cut out.
- Twitch Video Thumbnail – the recommended video thumbnail size for Twitch is 1280 x 720 pixels.
Twitch Channel Best Practices
1. Text should be used as little as possible.
Too much text will turn off your viewers and drive them away from your channel. The aim of the text on your graphics is to provide important details without detracting from the visuals on the banners. Include text that adds value while removing redundant content.
2. Include appropriate colors, images, and icons.
If you’re a member of a team or group, the Twitch banner is a great way to include the team’s logo and colors. Create a memorable banner that your viewers will look at and immediately recognize that they have arrived at your website.
3. Stay consistent
If you’re making an offline banner or a display picture. Be certain that your colors and graphics are compatible. Use the same fonts, colors, and design types. The best Twitch channels all have consistent graphics.
What’s the Big Deal With Twitch Profile Banners?
Twitch, like every other social network, is a popularity contest.
Some would say that how you present yourself is more important than the material you distribute. Even if that isn’t true, you have to admit that the banner is the most important thing on your Twitch channel page.
As implied earlier, it’s your chance to set a great first impression. If you fail to do that, there’s a very good chance that first-time visitors might leave without checking out your content.
Besides, with your profile banner, you can:
- Brand yourself
- Click with the ideal audience right off the bat
- Give the visitors an idea of what your content is mostly about
Considering that, make sure you stick with the right Twitch banner size and follow all best practices.