Twitter Adds New Header Feature

Every week there are more and more changes in social media and this week was no exception. With all the sites letting you get more creative, Twitter stepped up to the plate this week to let you add a header that becomes a background for your profile. This change will allow you to swap photos in and out over time depending on your mood, or marketing campaign.

It’s really simple to set up. Open your Twitter account and go to the little gear up in the right-hand corner. Click and select “Settings” and “Design.”

Look for the new “Customize your own”  … “Change Header” option. Follow the normal procedures for uploading a picture and, voila, you’ve got a cool new thing on your profile page.

Here’s the original profile …




And here’s what it looks like now, after adding the new “Header” feature…




This simple addition really adds more depth and messaging to the Twitter profile page. Have you updated your Twitter profile page recently? You should have if you’ve been listening to our own KS Brooks.The only complaint that I have is that the white text gets a little lost if the picture is too busy. Keep that in mind when selecting your photo.

Let me know if you like this change or if you think it is a complete waste of time!

Author: Jim Devitt

Jim Devitt’s debut YA novel, The Card, hit #1 in three separate categories on the Kindle Bestseller list in early January and was a finalist in the Guys Can Read Indie Author Contest this past summer. Devitt currently lives in Miami, FL with his wife Melissa and their children. Learn more about Jim at his blog and his Amazon author page.

20 thoughts on “Twitter Adds New Header Feature”

  1. I did mine too Jim. Good stuff, but I wonder if there is a way to change the font color to something darker in case you want to use a picture with a lighter background.

    1. Yeah, Stephen,

      You’re right about the font color. I’ve heard other peeps complain about that, too. I’m sure after they hear enough, they’ll make that change, unfortunately, it’s not available now.

  2. Great instructions! I got it first try, although the white text is somewhat troublesome. But your directions are spot-on, Jim, and if you hadn’t written about it, it probably would have been months before I figured it out LOL. Thanks!

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