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Twitter recently changed the way that our profiles look and gave us the opportunity to customise even more.  We are now able to include a header image on our profile.  There are some really great examples of cover images out there.  Check out this post form Ching Ya for inspiration.

As I’m re-designing my website at the moment I decided to hold off on creating a customised image but I still wanted to have a header image.  Then I found Twitter Covers and I’ve now uploaded a nice image to accompany my profile until I have the real design work done.

Here’s how it works

Visit the Twitter Covers Website

TwitterCovers

Choose a header image that you like, if you mouse over an image it will give you a preview of what the cover will look like on your profile

Click ‘Download Now’ on the bottom right of the image you have chosen

You can choose to download the image manually or just click ‘Make This My Twitter Cover Now & Follow TwitrCovers’

If you choose the automated option you will be asked to authorise the app with Twitter, it will then automatically upload your chosen image

If you choose manual download you will be brought to a page for the image.  Right click the image and choose ‘save image as’ from the drop down menu that appears

Now log in to Twitter to upload your image to your profile

From your homepage click on the cog on the top right hand side of the page

Choose ‘Settings’ from the drop down menu

 

Choose ‘Design’ from the menu on the left hand side of the settings page

Scroll down until you see ‘Change header’

Click on the drop down menu and upload your image here

This is what my new profile image looks like

Have you seen any creative Twitter header images?  Are you proud of the one you have created for yourself?  I’d love to see them so do leave your comments and links below.

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  • http://twitter.com/NiamhPedreschi Niamh Pedreschi

    That looks easy Amanda, I might just give it a try.

  • http://twitter.com/WiseMona WiseMóna

    Easy peasy … thanks for the simple steps to follow here Amanda … must try it with my own photos!

  • http://www.spiderworking.com/ Amanda Webb

    Let me see it if you do :)

  • http://www.spiderworking.com/ Amanda Webb

    Thanks Niamh, do share the link if you do :)

  • http://twitter.com/StarTranslation STAR Translation

    Hi Amanda,

    thanks for the cool tip. Its good to know you can do this. I’ve just spent the last hour updating our header page. Hope you like it!. https://twitter.com/StarTranslation

  • http://www.spiderworking.com/ Amanda Webb

    Very nice :)

  • Marck

    Great site, and i just discovered other great site for twitter covers http://www.twittercovers.org is easy to use.