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Adding A Header Image On Twitter

Updated on November 25, 2013

Twitter is an online social networking service and free microblogging service founded in 2006 that enables its users to send and read text-based messages of up to 140 characters called "tweets". The founders of twitter: Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Evan Williams and Biz Stone

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Twitter Profile of Sam Azgor
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How To

Many days ago Twitter changed their interface a bit. So, I'm going to talk about their new features of a header image. We are looking at one of my friends Twitter page. Using the new interface, something that you might see is a little different here is the fact that now we have an icon that says Me, instead of that person being over here on the right. If you have an existing Twitter page, Twitter is not forcing you to use the new design, though they have said that eventually everybody will be using the new design, and what is the new design? Well, check this out. If I go to Me, this is the same thing as clicking Home. This is what people see when they come to my Twitter page, if they come to visit my web page. But under the new design, they would see something more like this. And at the background, but I'm talking about how you can have a very large header image and then your profile image is superimposed on top of that. He is doing a very slick thing here, where his picture here aligns perfectly with the header image, but you don't have to do that. I mean, if I come back here, and I want to add a header image--I'll come over here to the gear symbol and choose Settings--and I want to change the Profile as the same as before, where you upload your photo, same as before, your bio and so on, but under Design, if you scroll down you'll see that you now have the ability to add a header image. So everybody has this right now, whether not you're using it. If you sign up for a new account, then you'll automatically get a header image and it will be dark gray. If you have an existing account, they're not going to show a dark gray header image. They'll just ignore it for now, but apparently at some point you'll get that horrible dark gray header image and you need to fill it with something. So I'm going to go ahead and do that. I'm going to change the header, and the rules are that you need to select a JPEG image that is under 5 megabytes, so this one here is 2.5 megabytes. It can be anything, and really, it gives you lot of creativity in being able to continue to promote your brand. They don't have a lot of rules about what you can't put on there. The guideline is that it has to be a JPEG image, and it has to be under 5 megabytes, which this one is. Now you can imagine how much you can continue to promote your brand by having yet another venue to customize and trick out your Twitter Home page. As I said before, though, not everybody will go to your Twitter home page unless they want to learn more about you, but what's new about the header image is that one people are looking at your Twitter Home page, even on iOS or android devices, if they're using the Twitter software, they'll see it there and that's pretty cool. So I'll click Open and it shows me what it looks like, and if it was too large I could move it around and crop it differently, but I'll leave it just like that. You can also zoom in and zoom out. Well, it looks kind of neat, and I'll click Save. My header was published successfully. Before we go check it out, I want to show you one other thing here. At the very bottom, you see they have changed something about the background image. You can still upload a background, which we have done before......


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