This week Twitter announced that users can personalize their Twitter profile page with a header photo that will show up uniformly on the computer, mobile apps for iPad, iPhone and Android or twitter.com. The image is uploaded in a method that is similar to Facebook and Google + header cover photos. The header image lies behind the avatar and Twitter bio with the intention of creating a relationship between them both.
Directions To Add A Twitter Profile Header
Let me walk you through the process of adding a new Twitter header image. You will see that it is super easy.
Go to your Twitter account and click on the gear button which can be found in the upper right hand corner of the page. This action will create a drop down menu. Click on SETTINGS.
On the left side of the page is a list of options. Click DESIGN. This will bring up the design page on the right side.
Scroll down until you see the CHANGE HEADER button.
The image that you are going to upload should be 1200×600 and should not exceed a file size of 5MB. Click the choice to TILE BACKGROUND and to have the background position LEFT. Note: Once you have uploaded an image, you will have to click CHANGE HEADER and REMOVE in order to have the option to upload a new image.
Anyway, after you click CHANGE HEADER, the FILE UPLOAD box will appear. You will be able to see the photo you created for the Twitter header. Click THE IMAGE and then click OPEN.
You will be able to see part of the image in the box next to HEADER. Go to the very bottom of the page and click SAVE CHANGES.
That’s all there is to it!
So I wanted to give your imagination some Twitter header ideas, so I visited a lot of people. There aren’t many people who have made the Twitter switch yet, however, I found enough to give you a good idea of how this new header looks on Twitter.
By the way, if you are on Twitter, you should follow all these nice people. I should know they are nice because I follow them, they follow me back and we retweet each other all the time!
Well, almost everyone follows me back. You would think that Ellen DeGeneres would notice me. Seriously! I mean, out of her 13,608,014 followers, why hasn’t she noticed me yet? LOL 😉 Maybe I should stand up in front of my computer, wave my arms around over my head and shout her name.
Okay, I’m going to try it…
(Standing in front of my computer, waving my arms around over my head and shouting) Ellen! Ellen! I’m over here! Follow me back! Really, you should follow me back because I wrote about you. Have you read it yet?
Hmmm…I’m not hearing anything and she still hasn’t followed me back. All that did was make my arms tired from waving them around. Honestly, that felt like exercise! Who had THAT bright idea? Oh yeah, me. 😀