Last week marked the beginning of the new Twitter layout availability for all users. Upon logging in you have the choice to switch over.
Of course I jumped at the switch and here’s why:
- The header is far larger than it’s predecessor and is available real estate to showcase your business.
- I can pin any tweet I want at the top of my Twitter page.
- Your competitors will be taking advantage of it why aren’t you?
I would say the most important change is the header. It’s a much larger header which means more room for visual content and visual content is powerful not to mention a must in your social media presence.
Designing the new header isn’t difficult but time consuming if you don’t know what dimensions are required. Below are those dimensions to use in your new Twitter header. Bear in mind don’t put anything in the areas that are pink. They are occupied by the profile picture and the lower portion is cut off somewhat when the profile is viewed in full.
After it is uploaded as the new header, you have the option to zoom in to increase the size however, I suggest to create the header at the sizes Twitter provided – 1500×500 pixels and leave it at that size. The alternative could mean a blurry image.
If you have questions; add them in the comment area below!