Have you checked your Twitter profile lately? Writers and publishing professionals should make sure they are prepared for the latest Twitter update.
Twitter rolled out updates to all its mobile apps this week, changing the way your profile will look on iPhone, iPad or Android devices.
Below, we’ve collected a few simple things you can do to improve your profile for the new updates. As you edit, you should also check out our Twitter Profile Mistakes Writers Should Avoid post.
4 Tips to Improve Your Twitter Profile for the Update
1. Upload a new header photo. This photo is much larger than your traditional photo, it has minimum dimensions of 1252×626. The file cannot be larger than 5MB. Twitter explained: ” the same image will appear whenever anyone views your profile on the web or these apps. You can upload your header photo, which appears above your Tweets, to express yourself instantly, anywhere.”
2. Edit your photo stream carefully. This collection of photos from your tweets will now be more visible and more people will explore it. Here’s more: “Photo streams now appear below anyone’s most recent Tweets on iPhone, Android and iPad. Swipe through the stream to see the photos other users have shared or tap any thumbnail to view their photos in fullscreen. ”
3. Upload a background photo. Twitter explained: “While the header photo keeps your profile simple and consistent on iPhone, iPad and Android, you will also still have an additional photo – a background photo – on twitter.com. Upload a background image to complement your header and profile photos.”
4. Explore examples of updated Twitter pages. If you want examples of personal pages, check out updated Twitter pages for celebrities like Al Roker, Ryan Seacrest and SavannahGuthrie. For organizations, Twitter highlighted the Breaking News page and the TODAY Show page.