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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.

How to customize your profile

  1. Sign in to twitter.com or open your Twitter app (iOS or Android).
  2. Go to your profile.
  3. Click or tap the Edit profile button and you’ll be able to edit your:
    • Header photo (recommended dimensions are 1500x500 pixels)
    • Profile photo (recommended dimensions are 400x400 pixels)
    • Name
    • Bio (maximum 160 characters)
    • Location
    • Website
    • Theme color (only editable on twitter.com)
    • Birthday
  4. Click or tap into any of these areas and make your changes.
  5. When changing a profile or header photo, click or tap the camera icon and select Upload photo or Remove.
  6. You can choose to Show my Vine profile on your Twitter profile (available available if you've connected your Twitter account to your Vine account).
  7. Click or tap Save changes. 

 

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.
Note: You may notice some business accounts have additional profile features. To learn more about managing a business account on Twitter, read our About Twitter Dashboard 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 or open your iOS or Android app.
  2. Go to your profile and click or tap the Edit profile button.
  3. Click or tap the Birthday section.
  4. Select or change your birth Day, Month, and Year.
  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 (web) or adjust Who sees this (iOS or Android app) to change your settings. Learn more about your profile visibility settings here.
  6. Click Save changes (web) or tap Done and then Save (iOS or Android app).

 

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 or open your iOS or Android app.
  2. Go to your profile and click or tap 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”) (web) or tap Remove birthday (iOS or Android app). Note: to remove your birthday from your profile on the web, you will need to remove your information from all three of the birthday fields.
  5. Click Save changes (web) or tap Done and then Save (iOS or Android app).

Pin a Tweet to your profile

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

To pin a Tweet from the Twitter for iOS app:

  1. Go to your profile.
  2. Find the Tweet you’d like to pin.
  3. Tap the  icon located at the top of the Tweet. 
  4. Select Pin to your profile.
  5. Tap Pin to confirm.


To pin a Tweet from the Twitter for Android app:

  1. Go to your profile.
  2. Find the Tweet you’d like to pin.
  3. Tap into the Tweet detail.
  4. Tap the overflow icon 
  5. Select Pin to your profile.
  6. Tap Pin to confirm.


To pin a Tweet from twitter.com:

  1. Go to your profile.
  2. Find the Tweet you’d like to pin.
  3. Click the more icon
  4. Select Pin to your profile page.
  5. Click Pin to confirm.

 
To unpin a Tweet from the Twitter for iOS app:

  1. Go to your profile page.
  2. From your pinned Tweet, tap the  icon.
  3. Tap Unpin from profile.
  4. Tap Unpin to confirm.

To unpin a Tweet from the Twitter for Android app:

  1. Go to your profile page.
  2. From your pinned Tweet, tap into the Tweet detail.
  3. Tap the overflow icon 
  4. Tap Unpin from profile.
  5. Tap Unpin to confirm.

 
To unpin a Tweet from twitter.com:

  1. Go to your profile.
  2. From your pinned Tweet, click the more icon 
  3. Select Unpin from profile page.
  4. Click Unpin to confirm.
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.