Customizing your profile

You can customize your profile by selecting unique profile and header images, adding a name, bio, location, birthday, website and theme color, and by pinning a Tweet that other users will see when they visit your profile page.

How to customize your profile

  1. Sign in to twitter.com.
  2. Go to your profile.
  3. Click the Edit profile button and you’ll be able to edit your account’s:
    • Header photo (recommended dimensions are 1500x500 pixels)
    • Profile photo (recommended dimensions are 400x400 pixels)
    • Name
    • Bio (maximum 160 characters)
    • Location
    • Website
    • Theme color
    • Birthday
  4. Click into any of these areas and make your changes.
  5. When changing a profile or header photo, click the camera icon and select to Upload photo or Remove, or simply drag and drop a photo into this section.
  6. Click Save changes. You’re all set!

    Here are some additional tips for updating your profile:

    • Photos can be in any of the following formats: JPG, GIF, or PNG. (Twitter does not support animated GIFs for profile or header images.)
    • If you’re having trouble uploading a photo, check out this troubleshooting article.

    How to add your birthday and select who can view it on your profile

    You can customize your Twitter profile by adding your birthday. You can control who on Twitter can see your birthday on your profile by using your birthday visibility settings.

    1. Sign in to twitter.com.
    2. Go to your profile and click the Edit profile button.
    3. Click the Birthday section.
    4. Enter or change your birth Day, Month and Year in the respective dropdown menus.
    5. You can also review and change your birthday visibility settings. You will see two visibility settings, one to control visibility for your birthday year and the other to control visibility for your birthday month and day. Click a visibility icon to change your settings. Learn more about your profile visibility settings here.
    6. Click Save changes.

     

    How do I remove my birthday from my profile?

    You can remove your birthday from your profile by following the below steps:

    1. Sign into twitter.com.
    2. Go to your profile and click the Edit profile button.
    3. Click the Birthday section.
    4. Change the values you selected in each of the birthday dropdown menus back to the default values (e.g., “Day," “Month," and “Year”). Note: to remove your birthday from your profile, you will need to remove your information from all three of the birthday fields.
    5. Click Save changes.

      Pin a Tweet to your profile

      You can pin a Tweet to your profile so that when others visit your profile page, it is the first Tweet they will see.

      To pin a Tweet:

      1. Go to your profile page.
      2. Find the Tweet you’d like to pin and click the ellipsis icon (•••).
      3. Select Pin to your profile page.
      4. Click Pin.

        To unpin a Tweet:

        1. Go to your profile page.
        2. On the Tweet that you have pinned, click the ellipsis icon (•••).
        3. Click Unpin from profile page.
        4. Click Unpin.
        Note: You may notice that some of your Tweets’ fonts appear bigger than others. Tweets that have received more engagement will appear slightly larger, so your best content is easy to find.

        Having trouble?

        Take a look at our additional troubleshooting articles for solutions to common problems.