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Editing Your Twitter Profile Details

Your profile on Twitter is important to you. To amplify this, your profile is actually a representation of yourself, and setting it up speaks about how you see yourself as well.

If the account is referent to your business, then it talks about your business, regardless if it be a company logo only or a short tagline to speak about what you do. Interestingly, you or your business' information can get changed or updated at one time or another, and learning how to update it can be vital to your cause.

Depending on which are you want to focus on, you may want to start with your account basics:

  • Log-in to your Twitter account using your e-mail address or username and your password.
  • On the top right of your page, find the gear icon beside the Tweet button. This should give you a drop-down menu.
  • Select Settings. This should give you another page.
  • By default, the first page that you can modify details on is your account basics. Simply alter the fields that you want modified.
  • Click Save Changes on the bottom of the page to finalize your settings.
  • Twitter allows you to learn more details on almost all options or fields on the page. To do so, click the link Learn more for each option where you encounter it.

    To change your profile settings like your photo, your header, your website, etc:

    1. Go to https://twitter.com/settings/profile.
    2. Update or add your photo by either uploading it or removing the existing one. The same method applies to changing or adding your header, though you must note of the size limit for the content you are about to upload (for the profile photo, the platform only supports JPG, static GIF, and PNG, and file size must not exceed 2MB. For the header, the recommended resolution is 1252x626, and must not exceed 5MB in file size).
    3. Fill in the rest of the fields that you require.
    4. Finalize your settings with the Save changes button on the bottom.

    Alternatively, you can go make these changes to your profile directly by going to the Me tab on top of the page. On the right side of the dash below the header, click the button Edit Profile. This will allow you to edit fields by simply clicking on them.

    Remember also that Twitter does not strictly require a photo or header to fully use the features. Leaving some areas blank may be helpful if you want to maintain privacy or anonymity on your tweets or replies.

    All settings are applied in real time, and hence, clicking on Save changes will update your profile and will affect how other people see you on their end as well. If you happen to have updated some information but is not seeing the results, you may want to wait for no more than 24 hours before asking for support.

    For a more guided and wizard-like approach to making changes to your account on Twitter, you may want to visit https://support.twitter.com/forms/profile.


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