How to change your Twitter Header Photo 2016

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How to change your Twitter Header Photo 2016

I’ve noticed people heading over to this page, so its time for a 2016 UPDATE

Its so much simpler now.

Click your own name to open up your page fully and at the top you will see your cover picture – underneath it says EDIT PROFILE

When you click this it lets you change your cover or header photo, your profile picture, your name and your bio.


header photo

Just click change your header photo – upload your image and save changes.  The best size for the Twitter header photo is 1263 x 421

Although twitter recommends 1500 x 500 it come out too large and twitter allows you to adjust it but for me, it just never works.

If you haven’t updated your twitter, then you may still be able to use the instructions below for 2015.




More changes on Twitter, what next ?

As you probably know Twitter has made some changes, see here if not -> Twitter announces new profile pages and iPad app –  You can now add your own Header image as would on Facebook or Google

I’m going to show you with some pictures to help –  how to change your banner, header or cover picture as we know it. I’m going to use my other twitter account as after the first time it looks slightly different.

NB  – Click this link if you are looking for instructions on ->>> how to add the 2014 header photo on Twitter

1)  Click on the Cog

2)  Click on settings

3) Click Design

4) Click Change Header

5)  Upload an image

Image minimum dimensions are 1252 x 626 <- it says minimum here but I’ve not used 1252 at all.

Maximum file size is 5MB

6) Click Save – this might take a little while

 7) Save changes at the bottom

8) Click Me  – which is now at the top, next to Discover,  to see your picture

And is done – you will notice that now your direct messages are also available by clicking the envelope on the ME tab.

For the new addition in the iPad application you need to download the update.

How to add your Banner image using the iPad application.

You need to start this time on the ME the tab

1) Click the Cog

2) Edit Profile

3) Header

4) Choose photo – move and scale

5) Save

And thats it.

I think I like the changes – but I am going to have to change my twitter backgrounds now as they just don’t look right.

Have fun changing your images.

Hope this hopes