Twitter cover or header images launch follows the Facebook and Google+ cover image roll out. The new Twitter header image displays at the top of the Twitter profile. Your profile image, bio, location and website appear as an overlay on top of your Twitter header image.
Unlike Facebook, the Twitter header image roll out does not include restrictions on what is included in the image. Facebook does not allow calls to action (click here), contact information such as a website address, email, mailing address, or information that Facebook believes should go in your Facebook Page’s “About” section.
Update your Twitter profile cover image and let your followers see what you are about. To update your Twitter header image, log in to your Twitter account.
- Click on the “Settings” wheel at the top right corner of the page.
- Click on “Design”.
- Click on “Change Header”.
- Select “Use Existing Image.” Navigate to the location of the image you would like to use. Use the slider bar to zoom in or out of your image. Note the minimum dimension are 1252×626 and maximum file size is 5MB.
- Click “Save”. Your new Twitter header image will now show on your profile.
As autumn approaches, I uploaded an image highlighting fall foliage. I plan to update my header images on occasion. Check out the images we are using now at @aprilmwilliams, @cyberlifetutors and @waytb.
Click on comments and share links to your favorite Twitter profiles with great header images.