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People are complaining that their favorite pictures won’t fit in the Twitter header

How does one express one's true self in a 3:1 ratio?


David Britton

Internet Culture

Posted on Sep 25, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 2:55 am CDT

If you have a Facebook or Twitter account, you’ve probably spent more time than you care to admit picking out your header image. If your profile picture is the face you show to the world, your header image is the front of your house. It’s the first thing people see when they come over to visit. You want to tell the world what you’re all about in one single image. Oh, and it has to be the right dimensions.

Recently, people have taken to Twitter to complain, either in earnest or tongue-in-cheek, about how their perfect header image won’t fit. While Facebook uses a slight boxier 820 x 312-pixel header size, Twitter uses a slimmer 1500 x 500, a ratio that apparently chops off heads like the proletariate during the French Revolution.

Even a single person can be difficult sometimes.

And, as multiple people pointed out, it gets even harder when you try to be really inclusive.

The ratio is so restrictive that there are even some concepts that won’t fit.

It’s a rough world out there on social media, but it’s important to count your blessings. At least the profile picture is round.

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*First Published: Sep 25, 2019, 1:53 pm CDT