How to Create a Twitter Header

Written by Zoe Anthopoulou

Jun 25, 2024

How to Create a Twitter Header

Twitter used to be a text-only social media platform, but quickly, images and graphics made their way into the platform. In 2012, Twitter introduced the profile header, another way for users to distinguish themselves amongst all other Twitter users. And that’s a good thing right?

With 368 million monthly active users and at least 500 million Tweets sent every day, you can imagine the number of Twitter profiles a user may come by, daily. So, it’s common for them to keep scrolling and not engage with most of the profiles, until one of them catches their eye.

And this is when having a quality and engaging Twitter header comes into play. It can set your profile apart from others and engage more users with your profile and brand.

In this post, we will be sharing tips on how to create an aesthetic Twitter header with BrandBird’s free Twitter header maker, and level up your Twitter strategy!

Why is a Twitter header is important?

Before we jump into the post, it's important to understand why a quality Twitter header is key if you want to step up your game and grow your Twitter account.

  • Communicate your subject matter at a glance: Every single time a Twitter user visits your profile they will see your header, and it’s your chance to share some information about your content and work in just one look. One line of text on what your Twitter is all about can help new users understand your main strengths and prompt them to follow you.
  • Boosts engagement: With so many Twitter profiles around, getting a user’s attention can be a challenge. But as images are more likely to catch a person’s eye, by having a beautiful Twitter header you give yourself a better chance at standing out amongst others, and boosting user engagement with your account.
  • Increases brand awareness: Branding should be a major aspect of your Twitter strategy, and this of course includes your header. Having a branded Twitter header can help reinforce brand identity, and ensure recognition among your audience. This means that after viewing your Twitter header in your brand’s colors and overall style, users will also recognize any posts from you on their feed. This way you can create a more professional image for yourself, ultimately attracting more users and driving more views.

What are the Twitter header dimensions?

The official Twitter header dimensions are 1500 x 500 pixels, with a 3:1 aspect ratio. Twitter supports JPG, PNG and GIF formats, and your header should have a maximum size of 5MB.

Here are some notes though:

  • Even though Twitter allows you to upload a GIF for your Twitter header, the GIF will not be animated once you save it. Twitter will select an single instance from your GIF and set this as a header.
  • The bottom left corner of your banner will be hidden by your profile picture, so you should keep in mind that that part of your banner might be hidden when in mobile view.

How to design a Twitter/X header?

If you want a beautiful Twitter header but don’t want to spend hours to create it, you can use our free Twitter Header maker and create an eye-catching Twitter banner that will help you boost your engagement & reach on Twitter.

Our Twitter header creator is simple: you only need to customize the background, title & description copies, and use arrows that prompt visitors to follow you. You can also add various effects to land on an even more eye-catching Twitter header.

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How does the Twitter Header/Banner maker work?

Our free Twitter Header maker tool allows you to create a customized Twitter banner in 3 simple steps.

Step 1: Use a background that fits your brand. You can choose one of our three options: Solid, Gradient or Image, and customize it to your liking.

Step 2: Type in a title and a description to introduce yourself and the topics that you cover in your Tweets. You can also make your text look like a chat bubble! Fun, huh?

Step 3: As an optional step, you can add arrows & effects to guide the user towards the Follow button. You can also add your logo, to help your users recognize your brand even more.

And you know what the best part is? Our Twitter header maker makes your life easier by showing you a preview of your design on an actual Twitter profile, both on a computer screen and a mobile one. This way you can design the perfect banner, without going back to make adjustments to fit everything perfectly!

Once you are done, simply hit the download button and then upload the header to your Twitter, X profile.

And that’s it! Now you have an awesome Twitter header in 3 simple steps.

Twitter Header Generated with BrandBird’s Free Twitter Header Maker
Twitter Header Generated with BrandBird’s Free Twitter Header Maker

But if you want to take your Twitter game another step further, you should also take a look at our 5 Ways To Level Up Your Twitter Graphics article. Having quality graphics across your Twitter account can really make a difference. But don’t forget to also commit to your subject and keep posting! Happy tweeting!

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