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3 Places To Find Free Header Images For Your New Twitter Profile

Rob Nightingale 19-05-2014

Twitter is gradually unrolling its new Twitter profile layout Twitter Changes The Profile Page Design - Again Another day, another Twitter page redesign. No sooner have we gotten over the last incarnation than they have got restless and changed it again. Read More , and we have already told you everything you need to know to make the best use of Twitter’s new profiles Twitter's New Profiles Are Here: Make Use Of Them! What is this new Twitter profile all about? Activate it and make use of it! Read More . Unfortunately, if you’re not a photographer and bored with Twitter’s own offering, you might be hard-pressed to find free Twitter headers that fit the new dimensions. Here are a few sites that’ll give you that quality header in no time.




TwitrCovers, a great place to find the perfect Twitter cover TwitrCovers Helps You Find The Perfect Cover Image For Your Twitter Profile For Free In case you missed it, new features were added to your Twitter profile about a month ago. One of the most prominent new features is the new header image, which is Twitter’s own take on... Read More , has really been on the ball, unleashing a wide selection of new header designs since Twitter’s new layout was announced. As always, TwitrCovers goes above and beyond by letting you preview each cover to see what it will look like on your profile. All you have to do is click an image and then hover over it.

To set one of these images as your header image, you’ll have to click the ‘Set as your Twitter cover’ button underneath the image, and then grant TwitrCovers access to your profile. You can easily revoke this access after the cover has been set by heading to your Twitter profile, and clicking Settings > Apps > Revoke Access.



morgueFile gives you free access to a huge number of stock photography images without needing to give any credit for using them. This removes a whole host of copyright issues you might otherwise face.


Most of these images won’t be the right dimensions for your Twitter header, but MorgueFile does have a built-in cropping tool which you can use to adjust the image you’re downloading. Just make sure the original image is large enough, so that you can crop it to 1500x500px.



Canva is a free graphic-design platform that allows you to create professional looking designs from within your browser. To create your own Twitter header using Canva, simply log into your Canva account and click on the ‘Use Custom Dimensions’ option on the home page. Enter 1500px (wide) x 500px (tall) and design to your heart’s content!

Canva does provide some free stock images you can use, though many will cost you $1 per image. You can, however, upload and use your own images for free if you want to create a design based on a photo.


Canva makes it easy to combine images, text and background to a professional-looking design. Learn more about it in our full review Making Beautiful Designs The Easy Way With Canva [Signup & Free Credit] What if an application promised to make it possible for anyone to create aesthetically pleasing designs? What if creating a genuinely beautiful design was just a matter of dragging and dropping? Read More .

What other sites do you know of that offer quality Twitter headers for the new profile design?

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  1. Matthew H
    May 27, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Glad you mentioned Canva. I've used it for the featured image for heaps of my article. It's pretty damn awesome.

    Makes sense that it's very socially focused, however. The CEO is none other than Guy Kawasaki!

  2. Fabrizio Bianchi
    May 21, 2014 at 6:34 am

    Or just use Google Images filtering by exact size.