Make the Most of Twitter's New Visual Timeline

One of the most exciting parts of our work at Spredfast is helping our customers adopt and take advantage of the latest offerings from our partner social networks. Often, this means that members of our fantastic Customer Success Team will spend time testing and investigating new features and functionality so that our customers can stay focused on creating great social experiences for their own social communities.

This happened recently after Twitter announced its redesigned, more visual timeline for mobile and desktop. Our customers were noticing that photos published to mobile beautifully but on occasion failed to preview on desktop. Here is an email that I received from Daniel, one of our Customer Success team members:


Hi Courtney:

Recently, Twitter made a change to make the timeline more visual appealing (as you probably know).


More information is available here:

However, it appears that there are some limitations, as our customers have been discovering.  While most tweets appear great on mobile, the desktop timeline is where the limitation occurs.  Images have to be a minimum of:


435 pixels in width

225 pixels in height


Anything less, and the images don't show up on the timeline.


I searched all over the internet, and these minimums aren't available anywhere. The information I have is from testing this myself.


I thought you and your team might like to share this information with our community to help them take advantage of the new visual feature.


With respect,

T. Daniel Griffin - CST

He even included the evidence:

Twitter Image Preview

So there you have it. Want to make sure your twitter photos preview on mobile and desktop? Make sure your image is at least 435X225 pixels. Thanks for the hot tip, Daniel and CST!'s picture

Courtney Doman

Courtney is the Content Marketing Manager at Spredfast. She focuses on sharing smart social ideas and insights to transform the way companies connect with consumers. Courtney is a passionate football fan (supporting Arsenal and the USMNT), curious traveller, and ambitious home cook.