With more than 200 million users, how do you help your Twitter account stand out from the crowd? One way is to customize and fill your account out completely. Below you will find the appropriate specs and guidelines for customizing your profile.
Your Twitter handle is your username. It is how people can search for you and mention you within a tweet. It is best to keep your handle short and as relatable to your business name as possible.
Twitter allows users to create a bio of 160 characters or less. Keep your bio consistent with your brand.
Example: As a full-service branding agency, M3 Group believes the sky’s the limit when generating ideas and providing results for our clients.
This is where you can completely type out your company’s name. This way, you are more recognizable than your shortened handle.
Example: M3 Group
If your business has a central location, you have the option to add a location to your profile.
Example: Lansing, MI
Allow users to easily visit your website by adding your URL to your profile.
Represent your brand by uploading your company’s logo as your profile picture. Keep in mind that the image will be displayed at 81×81 pixels. This image is also shown next to each of your tweets.
Much like Facebook’s cover image, Twitter allows users to upload a header image that is displayed on your profile page. Your image should be designed to 1252×626 pixels. Take into consideration that your design is over-layered by your profile picture, name, handle, bio, location and website URL.
Users also have the option to customize the background of their profile page. The background should be designed to 2048×1900 pixels. Keep in mind that your timeline/newsfeed appears on the center of your screen and you should design around that so no important information or illustration is blocked.