Twitch Size Guide

Twitch is the largest streaming platform on the internet. It’s changing the face of content creation and is growing fast. In 2020, the site had 3 million monthly broadcasters and 15 million daily active users.


While it started out as a site focused on live streaming video games, Twitch has grown significantly in scope in recent years. Following the success of Netflix’s “The Queen’s Gambit”, the classic game of Chess has seen a resurgence in popularity on the site, with many highly-rated chess players starting to stream on Twitch and post videos to YouTube. Even famous YouTubers like Mr. Beast are getting in on the action! And there are a wide variety of other hobbies and activities being streamed at any given time.  


Wanna get in on the action and start streaming your favorite hobby? In this guide we’ll cover the recommended sizes for each of the different image types on Twitch, as well as some best practices or guidelines you should consider when designing each of them. 


And don’t forget! We have pre-made templates for all of these recommendations, so it’s easy to create a custom graphic at exactly the right size. 


Twitch Banner Size

On your Twitch channel home page, you’ll have a banner across the top of the page. This is the perfect place to put a unique piece of art or that showcases your personal brand or gives a viewer more information about your channel.

The best Twitch banner size, according to Twitch themselves, is 1920 x 480 pixels. But on different platforms or mobile devices, it might appear stretched or compressed. Unlike YouTube or Facebook, Twitch justifies your banner image to the left, so make sure that the most important information is focused towards that side. That way, if your banner gets cut off, the viewer will still see the most critical information.

Naturally, we’ve got a preset template in Vectornator that makes creating your unique Twitch banner a breeze.


Twitch Profile Picture Size / Avatar

One of the most important images on your Twitch channel is your profile picture, or Twitch Avatar. It will be the image that most viewers will associate most with your brand, since it will be displayed next to your channel name both in the recommendation sidebar and under the main window when someone is watching your stream. 


This image is uploaded as a square, but Twitch displays it as a circle. The minimum size is 200 x 200 pixels, but don’t be afraid to make it a bit bigger to make sure it displays at a high quality. We recommend going with 800 x 800 pixels to get the best resolution for your avatar. Just use the template in Vectornator to easily get the correct size!


Twitter Emote Size

One of the most innovative aspects of Twitch is their emote system. When viewers are watching a stream, they can use emojis (called emotes on Twitch) in the chat to express their emotions or interact with the streamer. Twitch has a collection of emotes that are available for anyone, but one of their more unique offerings is their subscriber emote system. For channels of a sufficient size, Twitch offers the option for streamers to create their own set of unique emotes that they can offer to their channel subscribers in a variety of ways. 


Making your own Twitch emotes is a bit more complicated than updating a banner, as Twitch will display them at multiple sizes depending on which device they are appearing. They require you to submit your potential emote in each of the three sizes, which are: 28 x 28 pixels, 56 x 56 pixels, and 112 x 112 pixels


Your Twitch emote must be in a .png format and have a fully transparent background. Additionally, the max file size for your emote is 1MB. Before being uploaded to your channel, your submitted emotes will go through a review process. You can find a more detailed explanation of this process on Twitch’s website.


And guess what? We’ve got Vectornator preset templates for all three emote sizes. POG.

If you use Vectornator to create your Twitch channel assets, let us know on Social Media! We’ll be sure to drop a few follows.

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