Add Patterns to your Twitter profile

July 29th 2009 - Tutorials

It’s very easy to customize your twitter profile with any pattern from DinPattern. Here’s how to do it in a five easy steps.


Step 1: Download your favorite pattern.
Download and unzip any pattern to your desktop.


Step 2: Login to your twitter account and click “Settings”
The settings link is located in the upper-right toolbar of your home page.


Step 3: Select the design tab and click “Change background image”
The design tab is the the far right tab. Below that to the left, you’ll see a link to “Change background image”


Step 4: Browse to and upload your pattern.
Browse your computer to where you saved and unzipped your pattern and upload. Your pattern will always be a .gif file with the pattern name. I.e. “humidor.gif”


Step 5: Click “tile background” and Save Changes.
Make sure the “tile background” checkbox is selected under your pattern preview and click “Save Changes.” That’s all there is too it. Give twitter a few seconds to refresh and you should start seeing your new background. Enjoy!

7 Responses to “Add Patterns to your Twitter profile”

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    Jake Wharton Says:

    Been doing this since day one on Twitter. Wouldn’t have it any other way.

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    clippingimages Says:

    Nice & simple tutorial, Well defined, Thanks for sharing this cool post.

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    Tamara Says:

    Could you do a tutorial for Blogger? Please!


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    Evan Says:

    I came across this link:

    Does that help?

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    Solo Says:

    i try now for my twitter, thanks for your tutorial

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    Kostka Brukowa Says:

    Thanks for this Twitter tutorial.

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    Violet Says:

    ya man i’ve had mine now for about 3 weeks, all my friends with iopnhes have wanted to compare phones with mine, on wi-fi the nexus is about 60% faster and when we run carriers its about 20% faster. Which is funny to me because I have t-mobile and they paid to get out of the tmob contract to get att iphone like 2 months ago. Around here tmob is really looked down on but I would say this phone for sure put it back on the board.

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