Update your Twitter Profile

We recently brought you news of Twitter’s Profile Redesign, and now those enhancements have been rolled out to the general public. It will only take about 300 seconds to update your profile.

If you haven’t been prompted to change your profile when logging into your account, you can initiate the change here. Once you do, you’ll be prompted for a new profile image, a cover image (which is the full-width image), and to “pin a tweet” to the top of your profile. None of this has to be done right away, and you can also choose not to make your new profile live immediately. When you redesign your Twitter profile, take these items into account:

  • Avatar/profile image: 400 x 400 pixels – This will appear in the feed of everyone who follows you. The profile image should represent your brand. I recommend using a logo for business accounts and a headshot for personal accounts.
  • Cover image: 1500 x 500 pixels – Have some fun with this. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then use this image to add some depth to your 140 character bio.
  • Pinned Tweet: What is the most important thing you want people to know about you this week? Is it an event? Is it a new release? Is it something happening at the store? Tweet that and pin it. Then pin a new tweet next week.

When viewing other profiles on Twitter, you’ll now be presented with a brief version of the profile of those they follow. You can also view multiple versions of their timeline: tweets with @ replies (how the feed had been available until now) and now just tweets (with those replies removed).

Use these new options to have fun and engage.

Kenton Hansen

Technical Co-Founder Kenton makes digital things. He is a technologist and has had his part in a few startups including software, advertising, and client services. @KentonH