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How to Embed a Video on Twitter using PC, Android & iPhone

Why retweet, while you can embed a video on the tweet.

Twitter is the most popular social media and microblogging service with millions of users from all over the world. You can share text, images, videos, and GIFs here, which can be liked, retweeted, and shared by the users of Twitter. It also allows you to embed a video on Twitter as well.

Why Embedding a video on Twitter

Embedding someone’s video is similar to that retweeting the video, but in a retweet, the whole content tweet with their profile will be tweeted along with your quote or without quotes. Whereas embedding a video on Twitter means the video is shared in our profile by tagging the person who posted it. If you want to access the video offline, you can download videos from Twitter.

How to Embed a video on Twitter using Desktop

Quick Tip: Go to Twitter –> Choose a video tweet –> Click the Share icon and copy the link –> Paste the link and change it –> Post the tweet.

(1) Open the Twitter website or app on your PC.

(2) Open a video that you like to embed in your account.

(3) Click on the Share icon in the right corner below the post video.

Share icon

(4) Select the Copy link to Tweet from the share menu. This will copy the tweet link to the clipboard in the same as your copy Twitter profile link.

Copy link

(5) Now, tap on the Tweet button from the left panel to post a new tweet.

Tweet

(6) You can see a pop-up to compose the tweet. Now, paste the link which you copied from the tweet.

Compose - How to Embed Video in Twitter

(7) After pasting the link, edit the link by deleting the notations in the link from the “?

Compose tweet - How to Embed Video in Twitter

(8) Add the text “/video/1“.

Compose tweet - How to Embed Video in Twitter

(9) Quote your thoughts about the video above the link or just click on the Tweet button.

Tweet button - How to Embed Video in Twitter

(10) Now, the video is embedded in your timeline with the username of the user who posted the video.

Timeline - How to Embed Video in Twitter

How to Embed a video on Twitter using iPhone

(1) Open the Twitter app on your iPhone.

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(2) Open the video that you like to embed in your tweet.

(3) Press and hold the video.

Hold video

(4) A pop-up menu will appear in which select Tweet Video.

Tweet video

(5) It will take direct you to the new tweet composing tab.

(6) The link to the video will be found, you can quote your thought about the video above the link if needed.

Compose tweet - How to Embed Video in Twitter

(7) Tap the Tweet button on the top right corner.

Tweet icon - How to Embed Video in Twitter

(8) Now, the video will embed in your timeline, and the username will be tagged below the video.

Timeline - How to Embed Video in Twitter

How to Embed a video on Twitter using Android

(1) Open the Twitter app on your Android device.

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(2) Go to the video that you like to embed in your account.

(3) Click on the Share icon.

Share icon

(4) Select the Copy link to Tweet from the share tweet.

Copy link

(5) Now, tap on the New Tweet icon in the bottom right corner of the application.

new tweet

(6) Quote your thought about the video you are about to share or just paste the link of the tweet that you have copied.

(7) After pasting the link, edit the link by deleting the notations in the link from the “?”.

edit tweet

(8) Add the text “/video/1” and tap the Tweet button.

Edit tweet - How to Embed Video in Twitter

(9) Now, the video will be embedded in your timeline with the username of the user who posted the video tagged below the video.

Timeline - How to Embed Video in Twitter

These are the simple ways to embed your video on Twitter rather than retweeting it. Give a better look at your account and timeline by making use of it.

How to Embed YouTube Video on Twitter

The above-mentioned methods can be used to embed a video that is tweeted by someone on Twitter. But, what if you want to embed a YouTube video in your Tweet. To do so,

(1) Go to the YouTube video that you want to embed in your tweet.

(2) Click the Share button.

YouTube video Share button

(3) Now, tap the Copy button to copy the YouTube video link.

Copy YouTube video link to embed on Twitter

(4) Paste the link in your new tweet and post your tweet.

(5) The YouTube video will be embedded in your tweet.

Embed YouTube video in Tweet

In the same way, you can embed any video, even a video from TikTok, in your tweet. Just copy the video link from the source and paste the link into your new tweet. On the contrary, you can download any of the embedded videos from any website offline.

Videos on Twitter: Limitations

Like every other social media platform, you have certain limitations on Twitter too. When you try to upload a video, the video should be,

  • Have a minimum resolution of 32 x 32.
  • Have a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (or 1200 X 1900)
  • The maximum frame rate of 40 frames per second
  • The maximum bitrate of 25 megabytes per second
  • Should have an aspect ratio of 1:2.39 to 2.39:1

FAQs

1. How do you embed a video on Twitter?

By using the shareable link of the video, you can embed it on Twitter from your smartphone and PC.

2. Why can’t I add a video to my tweet?

The video should be less than 140 seconds and should be in a compatible format.

3. How to share someone’s Twitter video without retweeting it?

For this specific purpose, you can embed the video in your tweet.

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