6 Easy Steps to Update Your Twitter Header Photo

by Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife on April 27, 2014

in Blog

The news has been coming out for the past couple of weeks now: Twitter is getting a new look. It kind of looks like Facebook and includes a ‘cover photo’ of sorts. The new design became available to everyone this past week (go to your page and check it out if you haven’t yet).

Of course, the new look means you have to design a brand new Twitter Header Photo for your page and it has to fit the dimensions if you want to get the most out of it.

6 Steps to Update Your Twitter Header Profile Photo | www.itsaharleyyylife.com

Today I am going to show you how to do that using PicMonkey.

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Step 1: Go to PicMonkey. Click on the design tab and then “custom.”

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Step 2: Type in the custom size 1500×500 pixels.

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Step 3: Now it is time to design. You want to keep the important information in that little section you see above, right in the middle. This might take a couple of trial and error before you get it just right. You can add pictures to the left and right though. However, they may be covered up at certain times depending on how the person is viewing your profile.

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Step 4: Once you are finished with the design, save it as a .jpg.

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Step 5: Now it is time to upload. Go to your twitter page and click on the edit profile button on the right hand side.

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Step 6: This screen will pop up. You will click on ‘Change your header photo.’ It will ask you to upload your picture (I just saved my picture to my desktop to make it easy to find). Press ‘save changes’ at the right hand side and you are done.

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Final Product: This is what my header now looks like. I tried to take advantage of the header photo by advertising my blog and social media channels. I added my blog header for branding purposes and then my blog url, email, Facebook, Twitter (obviously you know this one if you are at the page), Instagram and Pinterest.

Pretty huh?! This is so easy to do! Just follow the easy steps above!

Now its your turn: Are you going to change your twitter header photo? What would you put on it? Once you finish your twitter header photo send me the link. I would love to see it!

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Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork April 27, 2014 at 9:43 am

Awesome tutorial! Thanks for sharing! I am hopeless when it comes to the nitty gritty things like this!


Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife April 28, 2014 at 6:41 am

I am too! This is so easy though!!! Enjoy! and let me know when you upload it so I can see it! (:


Jodi April 27, 2014 at 10:06 am

Oh this is fun! ! I saw an email about this but never checked it out. Very cool :) Thanks for the info!


Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife April 28, 2014 at 6:42 am

No problem Jodi! Enjoy!


Sarah (Shh...Fit Happens) April 27, 2014 at 11:51 am

Oh nice! Never even paid attention to the Design tab in Picmonkey… Thanks for sharing!


Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife April 28, 2014 at 6:42 am

it is something that can be looked over!


runinboise April 27, 2014 at 5:12 pm

I have been too lazy to change my photo but I think maybe I should. It does look dumb not having the whole pic visible. Thanks for the post!


Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife April 28, 2014 at 6:42 am

I know! I was in the same boat! It is so easy to do!


Stephanie @ My Freckled Life April 30, 2014 at 8:07 am

LOVE this post – what a great tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing!!


Jody - Fit at 56 April 30, 2014 at 9:34 am

Saving to read later! :)


Patty August 26, 2014 at 12:26 pm

Thank you for posting this! I just made my Twitter header! I’ve made blog headers with Picmonkey before but I could never get the Twitter header to the right dimensions.


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