On each Twitch Channel there is the possibility to add an image above the video player, which is displayed by clicking on the channel name. Your profile banner should provide your viewers with important information about your channel at first glance. It is up to you which picture, color or font you choose. However, it is important to have the banner in the right size so that it is displayed correctly.
A profile banner should provide viewers with important information about your channel, such as streaming schedule, social media channels, etc. It is important that the banner is designed clearly and fits the rest of the channel design. Your viewers should be able to see all important information about your stream at a glance.
The size of a profile banner recommended by Twitch is 1200×480 pixels. The displayed size of the banner however is scaled according to the size of the user’s browser window. Profile banners in smaller resolutions are stretched and can appear pixelated. Therefore it is recommended to choose a Twitch profile banner with a minimum size of 1200×480 pixels.
Besides the already described profile banner, Twitch also offers the possibility to insert a profile picture. The profile picture is permanently displayed above the video player and should only contain few details, since these are not clearly visible in the small resolution. Unlike profile banners, profile pictures on Twitch are displayed in an aspect ratio of 1:1.
To add a profile banner to your Twitch channel, you have to click on your channel name while logged in. Then your profile banner will open, and you can update it by clicking it and uploading the picture to your channel.
Every professional Twitch Channel needs a proper channel design. A profile banner is an important element here and should definitely be chosen carefully. When selecting a banner, you should make sure that the design matches your own content and provides the most important information for viewers at first glance. A professional twitch banner can not only have a positive effect on your Twitch channel, but also on other social media channels.