Adding a Header Image to your Twitter Profile

Twitter has greatly improved the ability to brand your business‘ Twitter Profile page with the addition of a header image. Twitter’s Header Image can be compared to Facebook’s cover photo, and provides individuals and brands alike another opportunity to present the “who”, “what”, “where” and “why” behind the handle.

Adding a header image to your Twitter Profile is easy.

6 Steps to Adding a Header Image to your Twitter Profile

1. Sign into your Twitter account via, and navigate to your Profile page.

2. Click the “Edit your Profile” button on the right.


3. From the vertical list on the left, choose “Design“.


4. Scroll about halfway down the page until you reach the “Customize your Own” section. Click on “Change Header“. It’s a dark grey pattern by default.


(The recommended dimensions for your Twitter profile header are 1200×600, and a maximum file size of 5MB.)

5. Navigate to the image file you want to use for your Twitter profile header and upload it.

You can “drag and drop” your uploaded image, and well as adjust its size (using the slider underneath).


6. Once you’ve set your header image how you want it, click “Save“. Then click the “Me” button along the top black nav bar to view your updated Twitter profile.


One challenge with the new Twitter Profile header image is that Twitter places a thumbnail of your Twitter profile photo along your bio in the center of your header image. Because of this, you may want to choose an image where the subject(s) is offset in some way.

Once a header image is added, it is visible from the app as well.


Overall, this new Twitter feature is a branding improvement for businesses large and small. It also is one more way to “show” your customers a bit more about you and your business.


Have you added your Twitter profile header image yet? What do you think about this new feature?

1 Comment

  1. Alison

    I was just wondering how I could do this, so thank you!



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