How to Change Your Twitter Header Image

Lance Ulanoff
Mashable
How to Change Your Twitter Header Image
Your New Twitter iPad App Profile Page

Your New Twitter iPad App Profile Page


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Good news, Twitter lovers. Twitter has blessed all of you with a new way to dress up your profile pages: Header Images. Yes, these are a lot like Facebook and Google + cover photos, and the process for adding them is just as simple.

First, take a look at your new Twitter Profile page. No, not your homepage, the page that's called "Me" on Twitter's website and on your favorite mobile app. You can make the change through Twitter's website (via https://twitter.com/settings/design) or you can actually make the change right on your mobile device. In our case, we chose the newly updated iPad app.

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Select the "Me" option from the lefthand menu bar. You'll notice this page looks completely different. Choose the settings icon that appears under your profile image or avatar. Select the "Edit Profile" option.

Select "Header" and then choose from two options: "Take Photo" or "Choose Existing photo." The former will use your device camera to take a new image. The latter lets you select from your library of images.

One you have an image, you can move and scale the image as you please. Original image size does not seem to matter much here, though you may want to start with at least an 800-pixel-wide image.

With that done, your new header image appears behind your avatar. My first attempt, with this fireworks image makes it look as if my head is exploding. I may soon change it.

The benefit of the image appearing behind your avatar is that you can, as with Facebook cover photos and Google + cover images, create a sense of interaction between your avatar and the header image.

Have some fun and share you creations and experiences with the new apps and Twitter profile pages in the comments below.

This story originally published on Mashable here.