How to Change the Header Image in Twitter

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A header image will enhance the presentation of your Twitter profile page, in the same way as for the cover photo of a Facebook page. It is also a good opportunity for brands and professionals wishing to enhance their visual identity on the micro-blogging platform. This tutorial explains how to set the header image of your Twitter profile page.


The recommended dimensions for the header photo are 1500x500 pixels. It is best to use panoramic or wide-angle photos.

The following formats are supported: JPG, GIF and PNG.

Set the header image

Sign-in to your Twitter account. Click on your profile picture located at the top right corner of the screen and select View Profile. On the next screen, click on Edit Profile and then on Add a header photo:

Browse for the file on your computer and click on Open to upload it. Click on Save Changes to update your Twitter profile.

Free header images for Twitter

To create or download beautiful header images for Twitter:

- is an online photo editing tool allowing you to create your own header images for Twitter.
- gives you free access to some ready-to-use cover images for various social media.
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