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What are the default dimensions for a Twitter User's Background image?

If I want to upload my own image for my Twitter account's Background image, what should its default dimensions be, as per Twitter's official guidelines?

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The easiest way to infer this sort of information is to right click on the page and choose "view page information" (or properties of page). Typically, browsers will offer a lot of info on "media" loaded with a page, especially the pixel dimensions. Using this method with firefox, I see that the gd stackexchange bg-site.png image is 148x152 px –  horatio Jul 2 '13 at 18:27

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If you are talking about the Cover image, here is a good site with this information:

What is the new twitter header resolution?

Twitter header size guidelines

Twitter recommends 1200×600, but it will resize any uploaded image to 520×260 pixels.

If you are talking about the whole page, user background, here is a good tutorial. Recommended size on there is 1600px by 1200px. (width by height)

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1600X1200 still was not uploading to take up the entire background... –  user20642 Mar 12 '14 at 3:00

the size that would accomodate just about all screen resolutions would be 2500w x 1600h pixels (34 inches by 22 inches).


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Do you mind explaining what the link is about? –  Matt Dec 2 '14 at 14:17

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