How to Change Your Twitter Background on PC and Mobile

January 02, 2024Amanda Brown

Twitter/X gives a great way to connect with friends and family, share news and updates, and follow your favorite celebrities and brands. If you are looking to personalize your Twitter account, one of the best ways to do so is to change your profile background. This post will show you how to change your Twitter background on both PC and mobile devices.

Change Twitter Background

Part 1. How to Change Your Twitter/X Profile Background

Your Twitter background is one of the first things people see when they visit your profile. This part shares two common ways to change your Twitter profile background to make it more unique. You can follow the steps below to change your Twitter background on both PC and mobile devices.

Change Twitter Background on PC

Step 1.
Open Twitter in your web browser and enter your login credentials. Click your profile picture under the For You tab to access your account information. You can also click Profile on the left panel to access them.
Go to X Twitter on Website
Step 2.
Click the Edit profile button to raise a related pop-up window. Here, you can click the Add photo button to select a new picture for your Twitter profile background. During this step, you are also allowed to edit other associated account information and change your Twitter profile picture.
Twitter Edit Profile on Website
Step 3.
Once the new background picture is loaded, you can freely zoom in or out of it, drag it to the right position, and then click the Apply button. Click Save in the Edit profile popup to confirm the operation of changing your Twitter background.
Edit Twitter Profile Background on Website

Change Twitter Background on iPhone, iPad, and Android

Step 1.
Open the Twitter/X mobile app and tap your profile picture in the top-left corner.
Step 2.
Select Profile and tap the Edit profile button. Go to the Background image section and tap the Camera or Gallery button. Select the picture you want to use as your profile background. Crop the image to get your desired effect, and then tap Save to update your Twitter profile background.

Part 2. How to Change Twitter Display Background and Color

Twitter's default white background isn't everyone's cup of tea. Whether you want to reduce eye strain, personalize your profile, or for other reasons, you can change your Twitter display background and color to fit your needs.

Step 1.
Log in to your Twitter account. Click More from the left-hand sidebar menu, select Settings and Support, and then go to Settings and privacy.
Twitter More Settings and Support
Step 2.
Click Accessibility, display, and languages, and choose the Display option. Now, you can change the Twitter background and color as you like. You can also change the font color and size to further customize your Twitter experience.
Change Twitter Background Color

Sometimes, when you sign into your account and scroll down the page, you will get a prompt from the official to quickly change your Twitter display background and color. Click here to learn more about Twitter image size.

Prompt to Change Twitter Background Color

Part 3. How to Resize Images for Twitter Background

Keep your Twitter background picture relevant to your personality or brand. Twitter recommends using an image file that is at least 1200 pixels wide and 600 pixels tall. If you are using Twitter for business, you can use the background picture to promote your products or services.

Before uploading a picture as your Twitter background, you may want to resize it to the correct dimensions and enhance its image quality. While there are many options available, Aiseesoft AI Photo Editor stands out with its powerful features and great user experience. It utilizes AI technology to automatically resize your image while maintaining its quality.

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Step 1.
Open the introduced AI Photo Editor and load your picture by clicking the Select Image(s) button.
Select Image
Step 2.
Once loaded, select your preferred upscale level to upscale the background picture. It lets you resize any image to 2×, 4×, 6× or 8×.
Choose Upscale Level
Step 3.
AI Photo Editor uses advanced AI technology to resize your image file and optimize its quality. You can directly compare the resized picture with the source one. Then, click Save to store this upscaled image on your device.
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Part 4. FAQs of How to Change Twitter Backgrounds

What image format does Twitter support for backgrounds?

Twitter supports three main image formats for backgrounds: JPG, PNG, and GIF.

Can you make Twitter backgrounds black or white?

Yes, you can make your Twitter background black or white. Twitter offers a built-in option to choose a black background, known as Lights Out or Dim, depending on your platform. Additionally, you can upload a custom black or white image as your background.

How do I change my Twitter display on my phone?

Changing your Twitter display on your phone is a simple process, whether you want to adjust the background, theme, or font size. Open the Twitter app and go to your profile. Tap Settings and privacy and choose Display and sound. Select Background to access three built-in options for your Twitter background: Default, Dim, and Lights Out. You can switch your background from these options and select your preferred one.

What are the benefits of changing Twitter background?

Your Twitter background is a great way to show off your personality and interests. If you use Twitter for business, you can use your background to promote your brand. If you use Twitter at night, a dark background can help to reduce eye strain. Also, you can use a high-contrast background to make your Twitter feed easier to read.


Whether you want to change your Twitter profile background picture or the display background and color, you can follow the associated method to do it. We hope this article has been helpful.

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