Twitter Header And Profile Images

Ya know what's my biggest bugbear on social media? Poor or incorrectly sized images.

Today i'm going to try and right some of those wrongs by giving you a quick guide to Twitter's main image sizes.

Profile Photo – 400 x 400

Your Twitter profile photo is the main image that represents you or your brand across the network. It’s going to be seen across the site in a number of places by a number of people so make sure it’s of the highest quality. 

Image Guidelines

  • Square Image – recommended 400 x 400 pixels.
  • Maximum file size 2 MB.
  • JPG, GIF, or PNG.

Header Photo – 1500 x 500

Your header photo is the image that spans the top of your Twitter profile page. It’s quite a bit larger than your profile photo so make sure to save it's at the highest resolution possible. Since you have much more room to be creative with this picture, and since it will probably be the first place a visitor’s eyes will fall, make it something captivating.

Image Guidelines

  • Recommended 1,500 x 500 pixels.
  • Maximum file size of 5 MB.
  • JPG, GIF, or PNG.

Are your images letting your Twitter presence down? Then go and fix them right now using the guide above.


Find more information on profile and header photos at the Twitter Help Center.

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