How to add the new header photo on Twitter 2014

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newyouChanges have been made recently on our favourite social network, we now have a new header photo on Twitter plus there is a whole new web profile experience.  This new experience is rolling out to all users, however most are not editing their profiles because they have no idea how to add the new header photo on Twitter.

About the New Profile and New Header Photo on Twitter

People have complained that Twitter is just trying to be like Facebook because Facebook is more popular – but Twitter say they are just making your profile more dynamic and visual.

The new web profile has these options….

  • Best Tweets – Tweets that get more engagement will appear larger now so these will be seen easily
  • Filtered Tweets –  You can choose which timeline to view when looked at other profiles. Just select – Tweets, Tweets with photos/videos, or Tweets and replies.
  • Pin your favorite tweet – you can now pin your favourite tweet to the top of your profile



New Header Photo on Twitter

And of course the biggest change –  is the new photos or images, your profile picture is now bigger and your headers are huge, enormous in fact – and you now have the added bonus of not having the profile picture slap bang in the middle of your header – so you can create much better images – although the profile picture is still in the same place on a smartphone or iPad so its good to remember that when creating your image.

When you see this image – click take a look


The sizes required are

The new header photo on Twitter 1500 x 500 px

The new profile picture on Twitter is 400 x 400 px

Also just while we are here – the best size for your twitter feed images – so that you see the whole image in your feed is – 1024 x 512 pixels

Click Edit Profile and you will see where to click and upload your images.
Although Twitter says that the size is 1500 x 500 the area that you need to concentrate on for the header photo is in the centre and needs to be approx 1256 x 337 px

See my header photo example – which you can use as a template for the new cover picture (or header) – The blue area you cannot see at all on… so remember to have a border around your image or it will be stretched and/or you won’t be able to see the outside edge.

new header photo on Twitter

This is how it now looks on

new header photo on Twitter
So, I hope that helps you to add your new header photo on Twitter, it did take a bit of messing around with sizes for me, as although Twitter says that the size is 1500 x 500 px its not just that – so I thought this could help someone.