How to change your Twitter header photo

Add a personal touch to your Twitter profile while also sharing your interests or more about your brand with the world.


Twitter is rolling out new profile header photos to their users. The new option is very similar to Facebook's Timeline photo, in that it appears in a larger area along the top of your profile page.

Before, you would only have the small avatar image to work with when representing yourself or a brand. A larger photo on the profile page helps convey interests or services more clearly. Ready to add one? Just follow these steps:

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Step 1: After logging in to your Twitter account, click on the Settings cog in the top right-hand corner and choose Settings.

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Step 2: In the menu that loads on the left-hand size, choose Design.

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Step 3: Scroll down and click the Change header button. Select an image and you're set.

Before adding a header image to Twitter profile. Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

After adding a header image to Twitter profile. Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Twitter recommends an image size of 1,200x600 pixels to best suit your profile page. There's also an optional slider to adjust how close you want to zoom in on the image (if it's a larger one), so you won't need to do any cropping beforehand.

What will you be using as a profile picture? Share it what it is, or even a link, in the comments.


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