Twitter Profile and Header Image Pixel Size

Most social media sites allow you to upload just about any image regardless of size or dimensions. However, if you upload an image that is the right size, the image quality will be much better, and you can ensure the subject of your photo is displayed properly.

The optimal image sizes for Twitter are as follows:

  • Header Image: recommended dimensions are 1500×500 pixels
  • Profile Image: recommended dimensions are 400×400 pixels

Most graphic design programs let you set image size. The Paint program in Windows has a size adjustment option. Presentation software like PowerPoint or Apple Keynote are helpful programs for designing headers and profile images.

Below are the instructions from the Twitter website describing how to set header and profile images.


 

Customizing your profile

You can customize your profile by selecting unique profile and header images, adding a name, bio, location, birthday, website and theme color, and by pinning a Tweet that other users will see when they visit your profile.

How to customize your profile

  1. Sign in to twitter.com or open your Twitter app (iOS or Android).
  2. Go to your profile.
  3. Click or tap the Edit profile button and you’ll be able to edit your:
    • Header photo (recommended dimensions are 1500×500 pixels)
    • Profile photo (recommended dimensions are 400×400 pixels)
    • Name
    • Bio (maximum 160 characters)
    • Location
    • Website
    • Theme color (only editable on twitter.com)
    • Birthday
  4. Click or tap into any of these areas and make your changes.
  5. When changing a profile or header photo, click or tap the camera icon and select Upload photo or Remove.
  6. You can choose to Show my Vine profile on your Twitter profile (available available if you’ve connected your Twitter account to your Vine account).
  7. Click or tap Save changes. You’re all set!

Here are some additional tips for updating your profile:

  • Photos can be in any of the following formats: JPG, GIF, or PNG. (Twitter does not support animated GIFs for profile or header images.)
  • If you’re having trouble uploading a photo, check out this troubleshooting article.

 

How to add your birthday and select who can view it on your profile

You can customize your Twitter profile by adding your birthday. You can control who on Twitter can see your birthday on your profile by using your birthday visibility settings.

  1. Sign in to twitter.com or open your iOS or Android app.
  2. Go to your profile and click or tap the Edit profile button.
  3. Click or tap the Birthday section.
  4. Select or change your birth DayMonth, and Year.
  5. You can also review and change your birthday visibility settings. You will see two visibility settings, one to control visibility for your birthday year and the other to control visibility for your birthday month and day. Click a visibility icon (web) or adjust Who sees this (iOS or Android app) to change your settings. Learn more about your profile visibility settings here.
  6. Click Save changes (web) or tap Done and then Save (iOS or Android app).

 

How do I remove my birthday from my profile?

You can remove your birthday from your profile by following the below steps:

  1. Sign into twitter.com or open your iOS or Android app.
  2. Go to your profile and click or tap the Edit profile button.
  3. Click the Birthday section.
  4. Change the values you selected in each of the birthday dropdown menus back to the default values (e.g., “Day,” “Month,” and “Year”) (web) or tap Remove birthday (iOS or Android app). Note: to remove your birthday from your profile on the web, you will need to remove your information from all three of the birthday fields.
  5. Click Save changes (web) or tap Done and then Save (iOS or Android app).

Pin a Tweet to your profile

You can pin a Tweet to your profile so that when others visit your profile, it is the first Tweet they will see.

To pin a Tweet:

  1. Go to your profile.
  2. Find the Tweet you’d like to pin and click the more icon ••• (web and iOS app) or the share icon  (Android app). In your iOS or Android app, you can also long-press the pinned Tweet to access the menu.
  3. Select Pin to your profile page.
  4. Click or tap Pin.

To unpin a Tweet:

  1. Go to your profile page.
  2. Find the Tweet you’d like to pin and click the more icon ••• (web and iOS app) or the share icon  (Android app). In your iOS or Android app, you can also long-press the pinned Tweet to access the menu.
  3. Click or tap Unpin from profile page.
  4. Click or tap Unpin.
Note: You may notice that some of your Tweets’ fonts appear bigger than others. Tweets that have received more engagement will appear slightly larger, so your best content is easy to find.
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