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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.)

What kind of Twitter name should you choose?

Jun 13, 2011   //   by Raylene   //   Twitter  //  1 Comment

Ideally your twitter name will be your screen-name on all of the social outlets you use, and possibly your website address as well.  This makes it easy to find you – if someone knows your twitter handle, they will probably be able to find you on Facebook and youtube as well.

For example, you’re here at offthewallsocial.com.  You can also find me at facebook.com/offthewallsocialyoutube.com/offthewallsocial or by e-mail at offthewall@offthewallsocial.com.  Twitter only allowed me 15 characters and “offthewallsocia” looks kinda weird to me, so I chose OffTheWallSM (‘S’ for social, ‘M’ for media).  You can see that least “offthewall” is consistent across all my profiles and web presence.

A social media manager can ensure that your desired username is available across all social media profiles, and make sure to get them all (or as many of them as you intend to use) registered for you.  They can also advise on good possibilities for Twitter names/usernames for your specific business.  Having a Twittername that accurately reflects you or your business is an important first impression for your Twitter followers.

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

 

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