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Twitter Goes Visual: What You Need to Know About the New Profile Header Image

November 7th, 2012 ::

Twitter headerTwitter jumped on the visual bandwagon and has updated their account profiles so you can now use images to tell your company’s story.  It is worth pointing out that unless you have implemented the change, your Twitter account will look the same as it always has. Eventually, you will be forced to make the change.

Here’s what you need to know about the new profile header images:

Twitter Looks Like Facebook…

You know the Facebook timeline cover image? That’s what the new profile header image on your Twitter account looks like now.

…But Different…

The header image is like wallpaper. Your Twitter account information (profile image, user name, Twitter handle, Twitter bio, location and Web link) are overlaid on the header image.

…and You Can Add Information

There are no limits on the content you can add, so consider adding a link to a landing page, email address, special offers, announcements and hashtags you use or follow on Twitter.

Get Creative With the Image

Here are a slew of ideas that will tie your image to what you do.  You could use a photo of:

  • Your products
  • Someone using your products
  • Employees
  • Your office
  • The outcomes of your product or service
  • Customers
  • A collage of the above

You could also ask a graphic designer to create an image that demonstrates what you do.

Ready to give it a shot?

You can start by going to your account page and clicking on the gear in the top menu. Select settings and in the left column, click Design. Twitter will walk you through the process from there. Have fun!

What did you choose as your header image and why? I am still working on mine!

Image courtesy of dailyblogging.org

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