How To: Add a Header Image to Your New Twitter Profile

Unless you have been hiding under a rock today, you probably already know that Twitter updated the look of personal profiles today.

You now have the ability to include a “header” image (think Facebook cover) to your profile.

new twitter header image craigpsmith

Here is how you add your header:

  1. Go to your profile on or use the Twitter app on your mobile device.
  2. Select “Settings” and then “Design”
  3. You will find the header image option under the “customize your own” section.
  4. Select your image. Recommended header image size is 1252×626, but you do have the ability to position/crop the photo before approving it.
  5. Save the image, save the changes and you are good to go!

As you set out to create your Twitter header masterpiece, you may want to consider sprucing it up a bit by creating it on a mobile device and using one of the countless image editor apps out there. I used an iPad app called MobileMonet to create the Header in the image above. Its just a little something to make your Twitter profile stand out from the rest.