Everything about Twitter Headers: Size, Examples, and Maker Tools!

Twitter Header Size, Dimensions, Maker Tools, and examples

Trying your best to make your Twitter profile stunning? I don’t want to be too obvious, but yes, your Twitter header does create the first WOW factor for your Twitter profile.

That first impression alone is the most important reason why you need an impactful Twitter header. Another pretty obvious reason to create a header is that your profile looks really dull otherwise.

Just like you track your Twitter analytics and participate in Twitter chats to grow your account, a well-designed page will also help you increase your followers!

Consider your Twitter header as a billboard. It’s that empty space that you color with your branding elements like your brand tagline or your brand colors or product images. If you’re setting your Twitter header for your personal profile, share your creative photos or favorite quotes!

Anyway, without rushing to the final steps, let’s begin from the beginning!

What is the fitting size or dimensions of a Twitter Header?

Ideally, your Twitter header image dimensions have to be 1500 px x 500 px.

Twitter Header Size, Dimensions, Maker Tools, and examples

The Twitter header is a responsive layout so Twitter is going to make sure your header looks perfect on every device.

However, here are a few points that you must read before you finalize your header design:

  • Look at the image above, and you will realize that Twitter’s 1500 px by 500 px also includes the grey area with the profile picture, and top and bottom headers.
  • So, make sure to keep your text in the center of your header image. This will ensure that even when Twitter resizes your image on different devices, you don’t lose your text.

For example, when I keep the text centered, this is how the header looks on desktop and mobile:

On desktop: 

Twitter Header Size, Dimensions, Maker Tools, and examples

Image via Twitter

On mobile:

Twitter Header Size, Dimensions, Maker Tools, and examples

Image via Twitter

If you look closely, you will see minor differences in the images at the top and bottom. So, it’s safest to keep the text and important elements in the center and avoid the corners.

Some bad examples of Twitter Header?

Open random Twitter profiles, and I bet you will find Twitter header images that are low quality or are cropped from corners. Look at some of these:

When you look at these Twitter headers, it’s obvious that the image content is lost with Twitter’s size constraints and cropping. Even the quality of image gets compromised on Twitter, so it’s important to use a very high-quality image.

Twitter Header Size, Dimensions, Maker Tools, and examples

Twitter Header Size, Dimensions, Maker Tools, and examples

Image via Twitter

What are the examples of some cool Twitter Headers?

Now, to help you give you creative ideas on how to actually think about your Twitter header designs, here are some amazing examples:

  • Twitter headers with Minimalistic Art:

Twitter Header Size, Dimensions, Maker Tools, and examples

Image via Twitter

This is a perfect example of a short and sweet header. CNN has ensured the header color goes with their logo and the hashtag justifies their brand.

Isn’t this simple for you to replicate too? Seems to me! Find some tagline or hashtag for your brand, and create a minimalistic design.

  • Share your USP:

Twitter Header Size, Dimensions, Maker Tools, and examples

Image via Twitter

Do you have your favorite product or service or giveaway that you want to share? Go ahead and add it to your Twitter header.

I firmly believe it’s a great place to put forward your brand image and your core strengths, so don’t let it go. This header example clearly shows that you can add ample amount of text to your Twitter header and still make it look great!

  • Get it designed:

Twitter Header Size, Dimensions, Maker Tools, and examples

Image via Twitter

Nothing beats a well-designed Twitter header! You can add essential and fun elements of your brand and design an interesting header.

If you cannot design your own Twitter header and it carries some significance to your business, get it designed from Fiverr at just $5.

Twitter Header Size, Dimensions, Maker Tools, and examples

Image via Fiverr

  • Add a Personal Touch:

Twitter Header Size, Dimensions, Maker Tools, and examples

Image via Twitter

Yes, I know! I know that if you are Jimmy Kimmel, you can add any Twitter header and still get followers. But, I just love this image so much that I decided to use it.

If your Twitter profile focuses on personal branding, you can add high-quality personal pictures on your header. Be it your dog or your kids, anything works!

What are some Twitter Header Maker tools/sites?

I’m hoping that you have a fair idea now on how you want your Twitter header, so let’s go ahead and design it.

There are many friendly easy-to-use tools to help you create your perfect header for free! Here are some of them:

It’s a number 1 on my list to design pretty much everything for my blogs, social media, emails, banners! Canva is so easy to use that you’re going to be hooked to it. Also, it’s filled with free features so you can create your social media content for free with this one.

Canva already has an option to design your header with pretty good Twitter templates. You can just choose any template you like and add your images and text to it.

It also gives you a fair estimate of how your Twitter header is going to look with the top and bottom headers and profile picture.

Image via Canva

 

Again an easy to use online tool, Bannersnack has a similar interface like Canva. You can design your header on Bannersnack for free.

It also gives you a variety of features. You can select Twitter header designs based on your niche or you can design your graphics in layers like in Photoshop. And with Bannersnack, you can add videos to your designs.

Twitter Header Size, Dimensions, Maker Tools, and examples

Image via Bannersnack

Crello has a lot of free professionally designed templates to help you design a professional Twitter header.

They also have a vast collection of high-quality images for less than a dollar, so if you really love an image, you can add it to your header. I also like their customizable text templates, they look quite nice!

Twitter Header Size, Dimensions, Maker Tools, and examples

Image via Crello

Snappa is another free tool to create your Twitter header in less than 5 minutes. Frankly, I’m not a big fan of Snappa when it comes to their Twitter header designs. Some of the free templates are too basic.

That being said, they are a good tool to resize your images and make them fit on different social media platforms. Which is why you can use it if you want to grow all your social media accounts with less effort.

Twitter Header Size, Dimensions, Maker Tools, and examples

Image via Snappa

Over to you:

I think I have covered everything that you must know before you design your brilliant Twitter header.

So, go ahead and create your Twitter header and don’t forget to let me know if I was of some help.

If you’re stuck anywhere, just add a comment below and I will be there.

And if your social media marketing is giving you a lot of burdens, try using AgoraPulse to efficiently manage your social media accounts!

If nothing helps, sign up for my free social media marketing consultation and I might be able to sort things for you!

Happy Marketing! 

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Twitter Header Size, Dimensions, Maker Tools, and examples

Harshita Agrawal

I started as a Freelancer with small projects only to learn that I was capable of so much more. I underestimated myself for long till my clients enjoyed my work as much as I did. Now, I want to share some of the proven tips & tricks of the online marketing world that helped me grow. I hope they help you too.

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