Do you want to learn how to make a custom Twitter background? Have you seen other bloggers with these awesome Twitter pages with pictures of them on the side, or pages that are designed just like their website? Well, it’s really quite easy to put any background you want on your Twitter page! Let me show you how.
For a video tutorial, watch the video below. The volume is a bit low, so crank up those speakers! For a typewritten step-by-step instructional, read below the video.
How to Make a Custom Twitter Background
1. Create a file 2,000 pixels wide by 1,200 pixels tall in Gimp, Photoshop or your favorite image editing/creating program. Make your background. As you can probably tell, graphic design is not my forte, so I can’t offer help with that. What I can say is that you want your background to compliment your Twitter account, not overtake it. My ideal background would look similar to the website associated with that account. I think my “entry level background” does just that.
Keep this in mind when designing your background: the Twitter stuff is 865 pixels wide. So you’ve got 567 pixels on each side of it if you’re making a 2,000 pixel wide background.
2. Once you have your background made, head over to your Twitter account and do this:
Click the gear to bring down a menu, where you’ll want to click “settings.”
3. Click “Design” on the menu located on the left.
4. Scroll down to where you see an option to “change background” and click that. It may drop a menu down with an option to “remove.” This will happen if you have one of their stock backgrounds on your page. If you see that option, click “remove” then you’ll be able to click “change background” and upload a file from your computer. If you don’t see the “remove” option, clicking “change your background will bring up the upload screen right away. Find your file and upload it. Scroll down and “save changes.”
Note: feel free to set up a new “test” Twitter account to make sure your image looks the way you want after it is placed on your Twitter page.
6. The changes will (probably) not show up right away. Refresh your Twitter page to show the changes and you’re done!
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