twitter cover photo examples

10 Creative Twitter Cover Photo Examples from Real Brands

Carl Taylor | October 25, 2016

A Twitter photo redesign is one of the most common requests we get for our design team. Still, it can be useful to gain a little inspiration from others to see what’s truly possible for your own cover photo.

Today, we’re highlighting some of the best Twitter cover photos and what makes them so special. If you’re looking for a stellar example of a Twitter cover photo for your business, here are ten that stand out:

1. Netflix

netflix twitter cover photo

Netflix uses this valuable real estate to showcase their latest offering. They grab your attention with the stunning imagery surrounding their latest show.

They show that a cover photo doesn’t just have to be a visual extension of your brand; it can also be used in your marketing efforts. When you align the two, magic really starts to happen.

Plus, this gives them freedom to experiment and change their cover photo on a regular basis.


2. YouTube

youtube cover photo example

YouTube offers a great example of how you can use your Twitter cover photo to promote your current marketing efforts. Currently, Twitter is putting all their efforts behind getting people to sign up and vote for the upcoming election.

This example shows you how fluid your cover photo can be, and why it’s always good to experiment with your business.

3. Canva

canva twitter cover image

Canva is a very intuitive design app that allows beginners to create stunning graphic design images. The goal of their brand is to promote creativity and give people the confidence to use their products.

Their cover photo is fun and inspiring, while staying true to their brand.

Finally, there’s a solid chance their cover photo was made in Canva. How cool is that?

4. Vimeo

vimeo twitter header

Who said your cover photo couldn’t be simple?

Vimeo does a great job of keeping things basic, while still making an impact. You may have noticed already, but everything Vimeo does is simple. Their entire platform is intuitive and easy to use.

They keep things clean and clutter free, and do an incredible job of representing their brand across Twitter. Plus, look how easily their profile photo interacts with their cover photo. A nice touch indeed.

5. Xbox

xbox twitter header example

Xbox does something similar to Netflix above. They use the prime real estate of their cover photo to promote one of their latest games.

With over 10 million followers, you can bet that stunning image will draw at least a few more gamers over to the game.

If you’re looking to drive sales to your company, or to educate people on what your brand is all about, why not use your cover photo to help you out?

6. REI

rei twitter cover photo

REI opts for the calming nature of the great outdoors. Just because you’re using technology doesn’t mean you can’t bring some natural elements into the equation.

They do a great job of extending their brand out into the digital world. But you’ll also notice this image isn’t crystal clear. Instead, it looks like it was printed on a piece of canvas. This tiny textual element really helps to add some depth to the screen.

When it comes to your cover photo, the little details go a long way.

7. OptinMonster

optinmonster twitter header example

OptinMonster does an incredible job of using their Twitter cover photo as a call-to-action. If you’re looking to gain new email subscribers, then you’re in the right place.

This is a great idea for your cover photo. People are so busy when they’re online, it’s always a good idea to grab them with a hook. Or to reaffirm that they’re already in the right place.

8. Cloudflare

cloudflare twitter header photo

Cloudflare opts for a bit of silliness in their cover photo. Face it, the online marketing space can get a little serious, so why not take the time to spice things up?

Their cover photo does a great job of providing intrigue. Is it an elephant? Or something else entirely? Try to draw your followers in with a touch of your unique personality and flair.

9. Cartoon Network

cartoon-network twitter cover image

Cartoon Network knows their brand and audience, and truly drives the point home with their latest cover photo. They highlight characters from some of their top rated shows, and wrap them all together under one roof.

Plus, the design elements of their profile photo align with the cover photo, which works to create a great cohesive image.


10. Bluehost

bluehost twitter photo example

Bluehost takes the opposite approach of most tech companies and places the focus on the individuals that use their service. This is a very smart idea because it helps visitors form a connection with their company.

It’s difficult to feel emotionally connected to a logo, but it’s easy with a picture of another living breathing human. And you thought web hosting was boring.

If you think it’s time to give your Twitter cover photo a makeover, then our team is only an email away.

About the author 

Carl Taylor

Carl Taylor is the Founder & CEO of Automation Agency. For the past 10 years Carl has been building businesses and marketing them online through the use of Sales Funnels, Email Marketing Automation, Landing Pages, and Wordpress Websites. Carl is also a #1 author and highly sought after speaker and consultant whose work has impacted thousands of businesses across various industries worldwide.

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