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Twitch Banner Size & Guidelines: Everything You Need To Know

Everything you need to know about Twitch profile banner sizes.

Are you looking to add a good-looking Twitch profile banner to your channel but not sure what the right size is for your Twitch banner?

We’re here to help.

In this article, we’re going to tell you what size your Twitch profile banner should be and also answer a few other common questions around Twitch profile banners.

Let’s dive right in.


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Twitch channel banner size

The ideal Twitch channel art size is the following:

  • 1920 x 480 pixels

That’s the typical Twitch channel banner dimensions but you can actually make slightly different dimensions if you want. Just make sure to check that it looks good on all devices.

Twitch banner size image

Also, when you’re creating your Twitch profile banner, keep the following in mind:

  • Keep it on brand and consistent – make it the same style as your other Twitch graphics
  • Keep it simple and clean
  • Make it in JPG or PNG format
  • The maximum file size per profile banner is 10 MB
  • Keep the content of your channel banner within Twitch’s community guidelines to ensure there are no issues

And that’s it! If you follow those size and formatting guidelines you should be able to add your Twitch profile banner with no problems.

What is a Twitch profile banner?

Okay, you’re here to find out the ideal Twitch channel banner size so it’s very likely you already know what a Twitch channel banner is.

Just in case you don’t, here’s a quick explanation for you…

Twitch channel banners (also known as profile banners or channel art) are the graphic that appears at the top of your Twitch channel page.

You can see an example of a Twitch profile banner in action on TimTheTatman’s channel in the image below:

TimTheTatman’s Twitch profile and profile banner

Why should you add a custom Twitch channel banner?

When it comes to Twitch graphics on your channel, the channel banner probably is one of the least important. Particularly in comparison with Twitch panels, and graphics that impact the stream experience such as overlays and Twitch emotes.

On desktop browsers you can’t even see the majority of the Twitch channel banner as it’s covered by the video carousel e.g.:

TimTheTatman’s Twitch profile on desktop

That being said it’s still a good opportunity to keep your branding consistent and make your channel as professional-looking as it possibly can be – particularly for visitors on mobile devices or via the Twitch mobile app.

What should your channel banner include?

With very limited space, there’s no a whole lot you can put in your Twitch profile banner design.

The main thing here is to keep it on-brand in terms of the look and feel, colors, and imagery. This helps keep the branding across your whole channel consistent.

It’s also a decent opportunity to highlight your other social platforms where visitors can check your content out and engage with you.

Beyond that, there’s not much else you need to include in your channel banner.

Where and how to get good Twitch channel banners?

If you plan to make your own Twitch profile banner you can use programs like Photoshop or Pixlr. We’ve put some videos below that show how to create a profile banner with those programs.

You can also use an online design tool. We covered the best options for that in our Twitch Profile Banner Makers article. So check that out if you’re interested.

Some of our favorites from that article are Placeit, Canva, and Crello.

Alternatively, you can hire a designer from a site like Fiverr or buy premade Twitch profile banner designs and packs. Here are some sites to get the best Twitch profile banners:

Create a free Twitch profile banner using Pixlr:

Using Pixlr to create Twitch profile banner

Use Photoshop to create your Twitch profile banner:

Creating a profile banner in Photoshop

How to add Twitch channel art to your channel

If you’re not sure how to add a Twitch profile banner to your channel, here’s a quick run-through:

Adding a Twitch profile banner to your channel

Examples of some awesome custom Twitch profile banners:

Here are some examples of custom Twitch profile banners from some of the biggest streamers on the platform, for your inspiration:

SypherPK

SypherPK’s Twitch profile banner

Rubius

Rubius’s Twitch profile banner

AlanZoka

AlanZoka’s Twitch profile banner

TimTheTatMan

TimTheTatman’s Twitch profile banner

Final thoughts

So, that’s everything you need to know about ensuring your Twitch profile banner is the correct size and format – so you can add it to your channel with no problems.

Enjoy creating! Oh, and if you have any questions, comments, or have extra advice around Twitch profile banners, leave a comment below!

Written by James Black

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