Create a Twitter Account

Create a Twitter Account

Creating your profile

Once you've created an account, you'll want to add a profile picture, header image, profile information, and theme. This helps to make your Twitter feed more personal and unique.

To add a profile picture and information:

  1. Click the gear icon Gear icon on the top navigation bar, then choose Settings from the drop-down menu.
  2. Select the Profile button from the left navigation pane.
    A screenshot of TwitterGoing to Profile Settings
  3. The profile form will appear. Click Browse, then choose an image on your computer to use as a profile picture. You'll need to use a picture that does not exceed the size limit (currently 700 kilobytes).
    A screenshot of TwitterClicking Browse to choose a picture
  4. Click Change header to upload a header image, which will appear as background image on your profile page.


    Screenshot of TwitterChanging the header image
  5. In the Location field, type where you are located. You can type your city, state, and/or country, depending on how specific you want to be. Keep in mind that anyone who views your profile will be able to see this information. You can also leave it blank if you prefer.
  6. In the Website field, you can type an address to your website or blog if you have one. If not, you can leave it blank.
  7. In the Bio field, type something about yourself (in fewer than 160 characters).
  8. When you're done, click Save Changes.
    A screenshot of TwitterSaving profile info

Twitter recommends using your real name so people you know can find you. However, if you prefer to remain anonymous you can type an alias in the Name field.

To add a theme:

  1. Click the gear icon Gear icon on the top navigation bar, then choose Settings from the drop-down menu.
  2. Select the Design button from the left navigation pane.
    A screenshot of TwitterGoing to Design Settings
  3. Click a theme to preview it. You can preview as many themes as you want.
    A screenshot of TwitterClicking on a theme
  4. When you've found one you like, click Save Changes, and it will be applied to your profile.
    A screenshot of TwitterSaving the current theme

You can also Upload your own image or Change background and link color if you want to customize your theme even further.

Your profile is finished! Select the Me icon Me Button on the top navigation bar, then click View my profile page to see your profile at any time. You can also select View my profile page in the left navigation pane on your homepage.

A screenshot of TwitterThe finished profile