How to customize your profile

You can customize your profile by selecting unique profile and header images, adding a name, bio, location, birth date, website and theme color, and by pinning a Tweet that other people 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)
    • Birth date
  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 Periscope profile through your Twitter profile (available if you’ve connected your Twitter account to your Periscope 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.)
  • Check out this article if you’re having trouble uploading a photo.
  • If your Periscope account is connected, your Twitter profile will show LIVE on #Periscope when you are broadcasting.

 

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

You can customize your Twitter profile by adding your birth date. You can control who on Twitter can see your birth date on your profile by using your birth date 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 Birth date section.
  4. Select or change your birth Day, Month, and Year. Please note that your birth date lets Twitter know that you’re old enough to use our services and that the birth date entered must be of the person operating the account.
  5. You can also review and change your birth date visibility settings. You will see two visibility settings, one to control visibility for your birth date year and the other to control visibility for your birth date 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.
  6. Click Save changes (web) or tap Done and then Save (iOS or Android app).

How do I remove my birth date from my profile?

You can remove your birth date 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 Birth date section.
  4. Change the values you selected in each of the birth date dropdown menus back to the default values (e.g., Day, Month, and Year) (web) or tap Remove birth date (iOS or Android app). To remove your birth date from your profile on the web, you will need to remove your information from all three of the birth date 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.

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

Unpin a Tweet from your profile

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

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