How to Get the New Twitter Header and Look More Like Facebook

Posted on September 26th 2012

How to Get the New Twitter Header and Look More Like Facebook

We've seen #newlook, #newtwitter, so I guess this is #newlooknewnewtwitter? Twitter has released another styling update, which bears striking resemblance to the Facebook Timelines released earlier this year. Now you can have a header on the top of your profile. There are two ways to do it.

From your computer (

Step 1:

Go to

Step 2:

Click on "Change Header"

Step 3:

You will be sent to look for a photo on your computer, select your favorite.

Step 4:

Zoom in if you wish and click "Save"

You will now have your header configured!

Configuring through Mobile:

Step 1:

Go to "Me" in the bottom right corner of the Twitter App.

Step 2:

Select the cog. This will open your settings and "edit profile."

Step 3:

Select "Edit Profile."

Step 4:

Click on Header.

Step 5:

Take photo or choose existing and save.

That's it! Note: If you update on it will automatically update on mobile and vice versa. So, go forth and Header. As we know from experience, these changes are likely to eventually become mandatory, so may as well embrace it ;) Personally, I think it adds a nice bit of color to the profile view. What are your thoughts? Please comment!    


Tammy Kahn Fennell

CEO, MarketMeSuite

Tammy Kahn Fennell is CEO and co-founder of MarketMeSuite (, the leading social media management dashboard for small- and mid- sized businesses. In late 2009, after spotting social media trends and recognizing the needs of small business from her own experience, Tammy launched the MarketMeSuite platform to help SMBs easily manage & monitor their social media presence, find targeted leads, build engagement and measure the ROI of their social marketing activities. Today the easy-to-use, affordable platform has over 30,000 users. Tammy has a lot to say on social media topics for small business, so she speaks and blogs frequently. She is also the owner and editor of the community driven blog,  

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Posted on September 26th 2012 at 12:09PM

Its great way to bring the attention of the followers

Kent Ong
Posted on September 27th 2012 at 8:36AM

Hi Tammy, this is the greatest tutorial since I have read a lot about Twitter new banner these few days. Thanks.

Posted on September 27th 2012 at 4:40PM

Glad I can help!


ruthy thomas
Posted on October 12th 2012 at 7:10AM

very good move from the twitter.

BTW you could write about sites like where we can download headers rather than designing ourselves

Posted on November 5th 2012 at 2:41AM

Awesome tutorial thanks :) 

@ruthythomas i just gave your recommendation a look, was impressed until i found they have such lovely website and headers.... plus they on twitter too and you see updates

Josh Nurse
Posted on December 3rd 2012 at 5:43AM

I found a great little resource for those interested......Free Twitter Covers, Its a great site!

Kevin Dube
Posted on January 13th 2013 at 5:15AM

I like ot use , they have a header creator tool.