Unlike Facebook where you are not allowed to use animated gif images for our profile, Twitter lets you upload and use gif pictures for your profile picture. Lots of Twitter users are already using this feature and if you like it too and need to create an animated image for your profile and use it on Twitter, just follow the simple guide in this tutorial.
First, you should know that,
- The image must not exceed 80 x 80 pixels, else it may lose the animation when uploaded
- The size must not exceed 700kb, this is the maximum allowed image file size allowed
How to create a animated profile image
If you have a GIF editor installed on your computer, you can use it to create the animated profile picture you want to use and if you don’t, there are several websites offering this service. A few of them are listed below:
If you want to create something nice that won’t look distorted, be sure the image you’re uploading is square. Also remember not to let the dimension exceed 80 X 80.
You can also pick up one from this gallery here. There are lots of funny and crazy pictures there. To use the picture on your twitter profile, go to your profile settings page and uploaded the GIF image like you normally would. Save the changes and you check your profile. You should now see the animation.
Personally, I don’t like the idea that much and I prefer using normal images.