Twitter recently added custom cover photos to user profiles, making them much more visually-oriented. While Twitter is using the same name Facebook uses for its header images, this version of the cover photo is a little different. Users can now add an image to the top of their profile which sits behind their profile picture and bio.
How to Update Your Cover Photo
Your profile won’t automatically include a cover photo, so if you want to try it out you’ll have to log in and change a few settings. Check out our directions below to update yours.
- Log into your account and click Edit Profile.
- In the left side panel, select Design.
- Scroll down and click Change Header to select a cover photo (1200 by 600 pixels)
- Click Save Changes and then view your profile; your new cover photo should show up instantly.
Opportunities for Brands
Some brands are already using the new cover photo to show off their creative side. Although you can’t choose the placement of your bio text or profile picture, you can work around them and create a unique image that works with the layout. Hopefully, brands will be just as creative with these header images as they have been with their Facebook cover photos.
What do you think of the new Twitter cover photo? Will you switch over to the new design or just stick with a custom background?