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The New Twitter Header Dimensions + Template Included (2017)

As most of you may already know, Twitter has rolled out their brand new design for everyone and it looks like a lot of people loved the new changes.

I initially disliked the idea of having a giant cover photo on my profile but I guess that's a trend now. You just need to find a way to "make it work". And that's by being creative.

Be sure to have the right dimensions to create the perfect header photo. Here's how mine looks like (click the image for the live preview):

New Twitter Header Size 2016

Twitter Header Size

Recommended Dimensions

Twitter's recommended dimensions for header photo is 1500px in width X 500px in height. But the size that really works well for me is (which I'm currently using this 2016):

  • 1500px (width) X 421px (height)

But you need the template to make this WORK for you...Read on.

Important: You Need This Template

Twitter's new header setup is quite complicated. You will lose the original quality of your image after the upload, so I suggest you to save your work in its highest quality.

Another problem is, the whole content of your image won't fit in the header since it automatically gets cropped and upscaled for some reason, so you need to know the "visible" and "invisible" areas to make sure your followers can view what you want them to see on your header photo. Here's the template I've made:

Click here to view the original size of the Twitter Template

Download Template

  • This template has been tested in different screen resolutions and in Twitter app using iPhone (5).
  • Do not add anything in the "invisible areas" or they will not show up.
  • You may still use the "invisible on iPhone app" parts but I suggest not to put anything important in those areas.

Need my cover photo too? click here. Go ahead and use it as your guide.

Free Tool To Design Your Twitter Header

snappa If you don't want to mess around trying to figure out the proper header dimensions, Snappa's easy graphic design tool has all of the dimensions and safe zones built right in. You can try it for free here.

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By Pauline Cabrera

A twenty-something savvy web designer / social media manager / SEO strategist based in Toronto, Ontario. Passionate about web design, HTML/CSS, beautifying things and internet marketing. Follow me on social media and say hello! Follow me on Facebook Follow me on Instagram Follow me on Pinterest Follow me on Twitter

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