Twitter Header Images... Meh.

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Twitter certainly made some waves this week with the announcement that its users could now create custom header images for their profiles. Amazing, right? Not exactly.

In a page virtually torn almost directly from the likes of Facebook and Google+ (yes, it's still hanging around, even without a write API), the new capability does little to inspire this user beyond shrug his shoulders. Fortunately, the process for adding a header image to Twitter is incredibly simple.

In the hopes of keeping up with the digital Jones', below you'll find a step-by-step guide to getting started with Twitter header images. The total time for this project should take 60 seconds if you've got the image you'd like to use ready.

If you've created a new Twitter header image today, show it and share it with the Website Magazine community by commenting below. You might even earn yourself a retweet as we'll feature the five best redesigned Twitter profiles in an upcoming post, so share your handle now!

Step One: Navigate to the Profile Page (

Step Two: Select "Me" from the navigation bar at the top

Step Three; Select Account Setting

Step Four: Select "Design" from the available menu

Step Five: Select "Change Header"

Step Six: Upload Header Image
(recommended size is 1200x600 although it can be scaled to fit).

Step Seven: Take a look and share with the world!



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JasonO 09-21-2012 3:52 PM

Twitter is finally getting with the times as far as headers are concerned. This is pretty cool, I am going to follow your directions and set one up on my Twitter profile, we will see how it goes.

RodneyW 09-26-2012 11:26 AM

I just generated my header using a simple but hopefully header image that relates to what I do for a living. You can view it at twitter/rodney_walker.

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