It’s prime real estate to show off your department

Not to be confused with your background image or Twitter avatar, now you can add a header photo to your Twitter profile. Think of it as similar to the Facebook cover photo that came out with the Timeline. In both cases, it’s prime real estate to show off your department. Check out Rapid City PD on Twitter.

Just go into your settings and click design, and then scroll down and you’ll see the option to add a header image. Upload the image and click save changes.

One downside is that you have to get the dimensions right. Use a 72 dpi (dots per inch) image that’s at least 1252 x 626. Twitter allows you to enlarge the image and some rudimentary centering ability. The other downside is your Twitter stats and bio are centered on the photo in white. Keep that in mind when choosing a photo so the info doesn’t get lost in the background.

If you want to do something more creative with your Twitter header, here are some ideas from Mashable.

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