How To Set An Offline Image Or Screen In Twitch
Last Updated: May 23, 2020
If you want to be successful with your live streaming, you may need to have a professional channel page. A strong channel page should have an offline banner as well as an amazing cover photo. Your offline image or screen should be designed properly so that your followers will have a reason to return to your page and watch out your live stream.
Aside from setting an offline image or screen in your Twitch account, you need to consider other factors such as the appropriate size of an offline banner and how to make it.
Size of an Offline Banner on Twitch
The aspect ratio of a Twitch offline banner is 16:9 with a size of 1920 x 1080 pixels. If you observed, this dimension is just the same with a standard HD video. It is suggested that your file format is PNG, JPG, or GIF and the maximum size is 10mb.
Furthermore, you need to give a room on the sides, top, and bottom of your banner because Twitch also displays some of your videos and other call-to-actions on these portions. If you have a different banner size, your design might be distorted.
Hot to Make an Offline Banner
If you are not really expert in making banners, you can use a Twitch offline banner maker such as Snappa. If you are pro and you know how to make an offline banner using a more complex program like Illustrator or Photoshop, then it is better. Anyway, let us not tackle this further as of now.
How to Set an Offline Image or Screen on Twitch
- On your desktop, open your Twitch account.
- Log in to your Twitch account.
- Go to your username and select the drop-down button found at the top right corner of your screen.
- Choose “Creator Dashboard.”
- On the left side of your screen, look for “Channel,” then select. (You can find it under “Analytics.”)
- If you haven’t started streaming yet, you may be required to go to “Streaming Tools.”
But if you already have one, look for the “Update” button under “Video Player Banner.”
- Select the image you want to add and save. As mentioned earlier, make sure that your image’s file format is PNG, JPG, or GIF and its file size should not exceed 10mb.
Now that you already know how to set an offline image or screen on Twitch, you also need to know some best practices for you to follow.
An offline image or screen usually includes your streaming schedule, other social media channels (such as Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube), your events (such as VidCon and TwitchCon), and encouragement to subscribe and donate.
This will make your subscribers, followers, or even some strangers obtain some basic info about you even if you are offline. Just don’t make them empty-handed as they leave your page. Encourage them to return to your profile or even visit some of your social media accounts. Just be consistent in how you present yourself on Twitch.