Click the “Choose File” button and navigate to the source image on your computer.
Once you’ve chosen the file, click the blue “Save” button at the bottom of the screen. You should see a thumbnail of the image you’ve selected.
Finally, click the “Home” tab and do a search for your Twitter handle.
Click your name in the “People results” on the top right hand side of the screen to see your new profile picture at full size.
Note: Sometimes there is a small delay between when you change your profile picture and when it actually displays in Twitter. Also, you may need to send a few tweets with your new profile picture before it shows up in your tweet stream.
Things to Consider
- Anecdotal evidence suggests that people respond much more favorably to a human face than they do a business logo. Consider whether or not a more personal image is appropriate for your business.
- Your profile photo’s maximum display size in Twitter is 128 pixels wide x 128 pixels high. But the version of your image that displays in your timeline (ie: your tweets) is scaled down to 48×48 pixels.Whatever image you choose, you’ll need to see what it looks like at both sizes. Words and sentences don’t typically appear large enough to read at the smaller size, so create your source image accordingly.
- Although creating an image that people can instantly recognize is your ultimate goal, sometimes it takes a few tries at the beginning to get it right.You can upload a new image and try it out as often as you like. But once you find an image that works, stick with it. Once you’ve decided on a brand image you should maintain it as long as possible.
Got a great Twitter profile image? Log in with Twitter in the comments below and show it off and you could be featured in the next Fan Friday post.