Twitch Profile Picture Size & Guidelines: Everything You Need To Know

Everything you need to know about Twitch profile picture (avatar) sizes.

Are you looking to add an awesome Twitch profile picture to your channel but not sure what the right size is for your profile picture?

This guide will help.

In this article, we’re going to tell you what size your Twitch profile picture should be and also answer a few other common questions around Twitch profile pictures (also known as avatars).

Let’s dive in.

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Twitch profile picture size

The ideal Twitch profile picture size is the following:

  • 256 x 256 pixels

That’s the typical Twitch profile picture dimensions but you can actually upload it with much larger dimensions if you want (e.g. 1200 x 1200px). Just make sure the file size is 10MB or under.

Twitch profile picture size image

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

  • Keep it on brand and consistent – make it the same style as your other Twitch graphics
  • Keep it simple, clean, and easily visible on any device.
  • Make it in JPG or PNG format
  • The maximum file size per profile picture is 10 MB
  • Keep the content of your channel picture 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 picture with no problems.

What is a Twitch profile picture?

You’re here to find out the ideal Twitch profile picture size so it’s very likely you already know what a Twitch profile picture or avatar is.

If you don’t, here’s a quick explanation for you…

Twitch profile pictures (also known as an avatar or profile icon) are the graphic that appears next to your name in your Twitch profile.

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

SypherPK’s Twitch profile and profile picture

Why should you add a Twitch profile picture?

Adding a Twitch profile picture is just a way of introducing viewers to you and your brand. If you have a professional-looking profile picture it can play a part in making your channel more memorable.

It’s also important to be consistent, so make it the same image or logo that you use on other platforms. If people happen to come across your Twitch channel they’re more likely to recognize you and your brand.

What should your profile picture be?

When it comes to choosing your Twitch profile picture there’s no hard and fast rule.

Many streamers choose to use a picture of themselves or their face (see TimTheTatmans’s image below) which can maybe create a more personal connection with viewers.

TimTheTatman’s profile pic

Other Twitch streamers choose to use a logo or icon here. It could be because they’re trying to create a recognizable and consistent brand and the logo is a big part of that.

As mentioned, there’s no exact science here – just go with what you feel is best for your channel and choose an image (or your logo) that represents you in the best way possible.

Where and how to get good Twitch profile pictures?

If you plan to make your own Twitch profile picture (or logo) you can either use a photo of yourself as mentioned or you can use programs like Photoshop or Pixlr. We’ve put some videos below that show how to create a profile picture with those programs.

You can also use an online logo makers. We covered the best options for that in our logo makers and gaming logo makers articles. So check those out if you’re interested.

Two of our favorites logo makers for creating a Twitch logo are Placeit and Canva.

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

Create a free Twitch profile picture using Pixlr:

Using Pixlr to create Twitch profile picture

Use Photoshop to create your Twitch profile picture:

Creating a profile picture in Photoshop

How to add Twitch profile picture to your channel

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

Adding a Twitch profile picture to your channel

Examples of some awesome custom Twitch profile pictures:

Here are some examples of custom Twitch profile pictures from some of the biggest streamers on the platform that match their brand perfectly. For your inspiration:


SypherPK’s Twitch profile picture


Rubius’s Twitch profile picture


AlanZoka’s Twitch profile picture


Auronplay’s Twitch profile picture


Ninja’s Twitch profile picture

Final thoughts

So, that’s everything you need to know about ensuring your Twitch profile picture 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 pictures, leave a comment below!

Written by Sam McCraw

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