Twitter To Roll Out Enhanced Profiles December 12

Twitter announced Monday that all users will get an enhanced profile starting Wednesday, December 12. The micro-blogging site says it allows you to upload a cover photo for personalization and ‘beautification’ purposes.

The new feature will be available across platforms—on the Twitter mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android—including the web version. If you don’t upload a header photo by then, Twitter says a default grey image will appear on your profile.

A few months ago, we introduced new Twitter profiles so that you could make your profile beautiful and display your style on your profile page. By uploading a header photo on or our mobile apps on iPhone, iPad or Android, you can make your profile more uniquely yours. We’ve seen a lot of cool takes on these new profiles –– including shots from Mars, silly themes, and brands and celebrities expressing themselves in clever ways.

On December 12, we’re rolling this out to all users: you’ll automatically get this new version of the profile on If you don’t upload a header photo by then, you (and everyone else) will only see a default grey image on your page. That’s not fun! To get inspired about what you can do, check out this video to see how to make your profile a little more “you”, less generic. Have fun out there.

We’ve been trying it for a week now. It’s a minor improvement but the idea behind it is that the cover photo can be an extension of your identity or personality.

You can create a collage of photos (like what you do for your Facebook profile) and upload it as a cover photo which you can show to your family, friends or officemates.