How to Add an Offline Screen to your Twitch Channel

Adding an offline screen to your Twitch channel is a great way to both personalize your channel and provide information to your viewers when you’re not streaming. The image you upload will display over the video player when you’re not online.

Your offline screen might include things like your streaming schedule, your community Discord server, or other social media handles. A good offline screen will help you keep in touch with your community and build your audience even when you’re not live.

Recommended Size for an Offline Screen on Twitch

Before you create an offline screen for your Twitch channel, you should know what size to use. Twitch recommends a banner that’s 1920×1080 with an aspect ratio of 16:9. You’ll also want to keep your banner under 10 MB as this is the max limit Twitch accepts.

Twitch Offline Screen Size Dimensions Diagram

You can use a tool like Twitch Offline Banner Maker to help create a banner, or get some inspiration from these awesome templates on Snappa.

How to Add an Offline Screen to your Twitch Channel

Once you’re offline screen is ready, the next step is to upload it to your Twitch channel.

  1. Login to Twitch and navigate to your account settings by clicking your profile picture and then selecting Settings.
    Twitch Account Settings Option
  2. Click the Channel and Videos tab on the Settings page.
    Channel and Videos Tab in Twitch Swttings
  3. Click the Brand tab, Scroll down to the Video Player Banner section, and click the Update button.
    Twitch Brand Tab in Channel Settings
    Twitch Video Player Banner Offline Screen Update Button
  4. Drag and drop your offline screen banner image to the upload form or click Upload a photo and select the banner through your file explorer.
    Upload Twitch Offline Screen Image

It may take some time for you new offline screen to appear on your channel. Give it a couple hours if it doesn’t show up immediately.

If you’re still unable to see your banner after a few hours, try looking at your stream with an incognito window or after clearing your browser’s cache.

3 thoughts on “How to Add an Offline Screen to your Twitch Channel”

    • Hey, thanks for letting me know! It’s now located under the Brand tab in your channel settings. I’ve updated the article to reflect this change.

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