There are many types of Twitter headshots out there:
- The Too Cool for School
- The Intentionally Zany
- The Night-Time WebCam
- The Crazy GrafiXX Icon
- The Specialty Avatar
- The Business Logo
The list goes on and on…
But most Twitter users would benefit from a clear, great-looking headshot… in fact, it’s what Twitter recommends:
Twitter Profile Picture Recommendations
- A real picture of yourself is encouraged. It adds personableness to your tweets.
- Because the images are usually seen in a small version, a crop of your face works best.
- People can see the full-sized version when they click on your picture from your profile page. So don’t upload a tiny one — we’ll create the thumbnail for you.
- If you want to control exactly how it will be cropped, upload a square picture.
- Nudity or obscene images are not allowed.
- Be sure you have permission to use the photo you’re using. (And don’t use a celebrity’s picture — unless you’re that celebrity, of course.)
While you’re best off using a professional headshot photographer for business headshots, all you need to Take a Great Twitter Headshot in 10 Steps is about 15 minutes of time, and a few items from around the house.