How to Upload Custom Twitter Backgrounds

Users on Twitter have the ability to create customized backgrounds for their profiles. It is a great way to let others know about yourself on both a personal as well as a business level.  It is an opportunity to show your creativity and artistic sense. If you want to personalize your twitter page, you can use the help of Twitter design tools to create a neat looking background or you can design and upload one by your own!

Following are the steps to customize your Twitter page background.


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    Make sure you are signed in to your Twitter account. From the homepage, select your profile name on the top right corner.

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    From the drop down menu, select 'settings'.

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    Press the 'design menu' to open the up the design page.

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    Here you can select a pre-designed theme or select your own customized colors and background. Select the one you like and click on ‘Save changes’ to confirm your new theme.

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    In case you want to create your own theme, select ‘Change design colors’ to change the colors according to your liking. You can change the colors of the background, text, links, sidebar and the sidebar border.

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    You can also upload your own background by clicking on ‘Change background image’ and uploading an image from your computer. You can choose to 'tile' your image if it’s too small for the background.  Make sure the image is smaller than 800 KB and is in JPG, GIF or PNG format.

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    Once you are satisfied with all the changes, click ‘Save Changes’ to apply the new theme to your twitter profile page. Click on ‘Home’ to see the new theme.

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    Twitter Background Resources

    You can also try the various available twitter background applications to modify your profile theme. Here are three of the best apps available:

    TweetSytle: It offers a variety of free background templates ready to be uploaded to your profile page.
    TwitBacks: Specializes in left hand column based templates. It has a unique set of twitter backgrounds to upload with ease.
    TwitterGallery: It has a massive gallery of different colors and backgrounds for a twitter profile. You can click on the ‘Install’ button under any theme you like and it will be instantly uploaded to your profile

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