Jazz Up Twitter: How to Add a Header Image

New twitter header

Did you know that Twitter now lets you add a header image on your Profile page on twitter.com?

Twitter says:

While the header photo keeps your profile simple and consistent on iPhone, iPad and Android, you will also still have an additional photo – a background photo – on twitter.com. Upload a background image to complement your header and profile photos.

When you upload a header image, Twitter takes the information from your Twitter bio, and adds it to the image. If you haven’t set up your Profile, go to Settings to edit your Profile, as in the image below.

Edit Twitter Profile

Now let’s look at how you create and upload a Twitter header.

Create a new Twitter header

Start by creating a new header, or have someone create it for you. The recommended dimensions are 1200 x 600 px, with a maximum size of 4 MB.

Once it’s created, and available on your desktop, you can upload it to Twitter. By the way, you can even upload it from your phone if you wish — very handy if you’ve just shot a photo and want to use it as a header. You can change your image as often as you like, of course.

To upload the image, go to your Profile, then click on the Design link on the left of the page, as in the image below.

Design Twitter Header

Then press the Change Header button. Upload your header. Once it’s uploaded, remember to click the Save button at the bottom of the page.

And you’re done. :-)

Author: Angela Booth

Copywriter Angela Booth's clients tell her she performs "word magic." Whether she's writing advertising materials, Web content, or ghostwriting for her clients, she's committed to helping them to achieve results, fast. Author of one of the first books about online business, Making The Internet Work For Your Business, Angela's written many business books which have been published by major publishers. She's an enthusiastic self-publisher and writing teacher.