Quick Post: How to Change Your Twitter Profile Picture

Jun 13, 2011   //   by Raylene   //   Twitter  //  3 Comments

It actually isn’t very difficult to change the profile picture for your Twitter account. Follow these quick steps.

  1. Log in to Twitter.
  2. Click on “Profile” in the top menu.
  3. On the profile page click “Edit your profile—>” under the profile picture.
  4. On the “Profile” tab which should open up right away, the first option is “Picture” with a button to choose your selected image file to upload as your profile picture.
  5. Click the button to choose your selected image.
  6. File manager will open.  Find the image on your computer using the file manager.
  7. Click on the chosen image to to select the image. File must be less than 700kb and an image file (jpg, png, or gif).
  8. Then click OK.
  9. Click “Save” at the bottom of the profile screen.  This will Upload your chosen picture, save your changes, and you’ve got yourself a personal profile picture for your Twitter account.

No Twitter EggIf you need assistance with this kind of thing, either uploading a twitter picture, or even in deciding what to use as your profile photo, a Social Media Manager can help get you set up and moving in the right direction. No matter how you get it done, having a personal or customized profile picture on your Twitter account is a must!

(See the post Twitter Do’s and Don’ts for more specifics on Twitter.)

3 Comments

  • […] isn’t very difficult to change the profile picture for your Twitter account. See this Quick Post: How to Change Your Twitter Profile Picture. If you need assistance with this kind of thing, either uploading a twitter picture, or even in […]

  • On Twitter I have photo of my son as my profile photo….. I like that. What I don’t understand is that when I tweet for example to someone who is a new follower…. on my Facebook when it shows up………. it doesn’t show my profile photo of my son (which I want).

    Instead it shows the photo of a dragonfly that a woman did on her blog to dedicate it to my son’s memory. I don’t want her artwork to show up in that way when I tweet.

    I don’t know how to get it off. Could you suggest what to do? Thank-you so much. Gloria

    • Hi Gloria!

      Facebook has funny ways of pulling information in from Twitter. My guess is that you have tweeted that picture of the dragonfly, and Facebook is pulling that in when posting on your profile, instead of pulling the actual Twitter Profile Picture.

      Would you mind sharing your Twitter username and your Facebook page with me (you can send the info in my contact form – http://offthewallsocial.com/contact-form/ – and it won’t show publicly here on the post)? Then I can have a look to be sure. Usually it really is easier to understand when I can see what’s happening.

      It might be as simple a fix as tweeting your son’s photo and seeing it if shows up properly when you tweet a new follower and that info shows up on Facebook. But I could have a quick look to see if I can come up with any other ideas.

      Cheers,
      ~ Raylene

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