Tweet UI Guide

Learn how to use the Tweet UI template to recreate any tweet in After Effects.

Edit Profile Picture

Open the PROFILE PIC comp. Import your image and drag it to the composition. Scale the image up to fit the comp. Back in the main TWEET comp, the image will automatically include a circular mask.

Edit text layers

In the main TWEET comp you can edit the following text layers:

  • NAME
  • TWEET*

*If a tweet takes up multiple rows of text, set the Tweet Height to the number of rows
(CONTROL > Controls > Tweet Height).

If you want to include blue #hashtags, @mentions, or links, toggle on the Customize Text Field checkbox (CONTROL > Controls > Customize Text Field). With this toggled on, the colors of the TWEET text layer can freely be edited. Please note that while using Dark Mode, you will need to manually update the color of the entire TWEET text layer.

Step 3 - Add Media (optional)

Open the MEDIA comp. Import your image or video and drag it to the composition. Scale the layer to fit the width of the comp, then position it to align with the top of the comp. It is okay if there is blank space beneath.

Back in the TWEET comp, toggle on the Include Media checkbox (CONTROL > Controls > Include Media).

Next, on the MEDIA layer, adjust the Media Height slider to set the desired height of your media.

Edit Tweet Stats

Unlike the text layers, the Tweet stats are controlled via sliders. This makes it easier to keyframe and animate, while keeping the numbers inline with Twitter’s formatting (i.e. “20.4K Likes”).

On the CONTROL layer, under the Controls effect, set the stats for the following:

  • # of Retweets
  • # of Quote Tweets
  • # of Likes

Edit Appearance

On the CONTROL layer, under the Controls effect, you can make several adjustments to the appearance.

Dark mode

Makes the background a dark color, and makes the text light.


Adds a verified badge next to the NAME text. The position of the badge will automatically adjust based on the length of the NAME text. The appearance of the badge will automatically adjust if Dark mode is on.


Changes the circular mask on PROFILE PIC to a hexagon mask.


Vertically centers the Tweet inside the comp. This automatically adjusts based on the Tweet height and visibility of stats and interaction buttons.

Hide stats if 0

If # of Retweets, Quote Tweets, and Likes are all 0, this hides the row where they would be visible and shifts the interaction buttons up (if those are visible).


Changes the Retweet button to green (to show that it has been pressed).


Changes the Like button to red (to show that it has been pressed).

Hide buttons

Hides interaction buttons (Comment, Retweet, Like, Share).

Using Animation Comps (optional)

The pre-made animation comps add a rounded corner background and drop shadow to the tweet with a transition in & out. The timing of the animation can be adjusted for each by changing the Animation slider keyframes on the CONTROL layer within each animation.

When using the animation comps, we recommend turning on Auto-center in the Tweet comp.

You can also resize any of the comps and scale up the CONTROL layer to make the Tweet appear any size you want.


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