14 Resources to Spruce Up Your Twitter Background

Twitter backgrounds capture and tell a lot about a twitter profile. Whether it’s about you, your company, your band, your course, or your cause. Backgrounds can set tones, change minds, intrigue and put off.

We’ve been instructed to pick a compelling and interesting background for our twitter profiles.  Whether stock or custom designed, here are 14 twitter background sites for you to shop for a twitter background.

Yes, I know, I still have to work on mine.   😉

1. TwitterBackgrounds.com

TwitterBackgroundsAt TwitterBackgrounds.com you’ll find a bunch of backgrounds from free to not-free to custom backgrounds to brand your twitter profile.

TwitterBackgrounds.com provides backgrounds categorized by artistic, nature, photo, professional, simple, sports and more.

2. Twitter Backgrounds Gallery

Twitter  Backgrounds GalleryYou’ll find more twitter backgrounds at the Twitter Backgrounds Gallery.  A site that allows you to submit a twitter background and have it voted on.

They have a list of highest-rated backgrounds as well as categorized backgrounds that include 3D, Abstracts, Collages, Minimilism and a bunch more.  Twitter Backgrounds Gallery also holds contest, has pro twitter tips articles as well as other twitter resources.  Check it out.

3. TwitterImage

TwitterImageTwitterImage is a site where you can browse through some very nice free twitter backgrounds as well as their library of customized backgrounds they’ve done for some of the Internet Stars we all know and love.

Starting at $100.00, TwitterImage will create a custom twitter background for you.  They also do backgrounds for YouTube, MySpace, Blog Skins and Logos.

4. twitbacks

twitbacksAt TwitBacks, in less than two minutes you can create your own background and brand yourself on twitter.  Then, for a one-time fee of $10.00, for 30 days, twitbacks will promote your twitter profile on various social networking sites including GoogleBase, FeedBurner and more.

5. TwitterBacks

TwitterBacksTwitterBacks is a sight that helps you have a more professional presence on twitter by providng free backgrounds.  If you don’t like any of the backgrounds at twitterBacks, you can use the specs or template to create your own.  Which is nice because the template are PhotoShop files and if you use or are familiar iwth PhotoShop you can open them up right in PhotoShop and provide the necessary information for your twitter profile and viola – you’ve got a nice, professional and free twitter background.

6. Custom Twitter Backgrounds

At Custom Twitter Backgrounds you can generate a custom Twitter Background for free. Choose from various themes available in custom Twitter backgrounds. You have options to add your photo, name, twitter id, some text, etc. in your custom Twitter background image.

7. cheth Studios

cheth Studioscheth Studios hand-picked some great twitter backgrounds from DeviantArt.  Most of them are PSD files you can edit in Adobe PhotoShop as well as image files you can insert your images.

8. MyTweetSpace

MyTweetSpaceMyTweetSpace allows you to create your twitter backgrounds for free as well as pay $59.00 to have a custom background created for you.

9. TweetStyle

TweetStyleHere are some more free backgrounds for your twitter profile.  TweetStyle also does customized backgrounds as well as offer background tips on their blog.


peekrPeekr is not so much a background but a cool toolbar button that will display just the twitter background of any twitter user.  Drag the Peekr toolbar button to your browser’s toolbar and you’ll be able to view any twitter background with a click and then restore things back to normal by clicking on the button unpeekr that sits in the top-center of the twitter background.  Very cool.

11. Free Twitter Design

freetwitterdesignAt freetwitterdesign.com you can step through creating your own twitter background that have the same look and feel as those done by professional graphic designers.  Using the on page editor below, freetwitterdesign allows you to customize the various attributes of your twitter background.  Cool!!

freetwitterdesign editor

12. Twitter Background Checker

This tools checks to see if your twitter background looks like “poo-poo” in smaller or higher resolutions.  Twitter Background Checker is a fun and simple way to see what your background looks like in different resolutions.  You can tweet about it as well as download a PSD (PhotoShop again) template to create your own background.  Fun.

13. Twitter-Images

twitter-imagesAt twitter-images.com you can browse a bunch of free twitter backgrounds to use for your twitter profile.  For $49.00 you can get a customized background.  Categories that include Abstract, Cars, Girly and Grunge, twitter-images.com has over 100 free backgrounds.  Check it out.

14. Twitter Customizer

twitter customizerAt the time of this article, twitter customizer creates backgrounds for $47.00.  Fill out some information and within 72 hours you receive a proof of the work.  Also, if you have at least 10,000 followers, you qualify for a free custom background.  Nice.

For more twitter backgrounds try searching twitter “twitter backgrounds” as well as TwittChew.

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Martin December 7, 2009 at 6:55 am

I thank you for your article.

I followed these links and found, that you don’t actually have to pay to get cool Twitter backgrounds. I found many web pages, which also offer cool and interesting design for Twitter and you can get them for free.
I hope that this will help you and the readers of this blog. Thank you again and I encourage you to write even more articles like this. They inspire a lot!


Lil' Peekr December 14, 2009 at 4:56 pm

Wow, thanks for including my little twidget — great post… I love custom Twitter backgrounds!

TwitterBackgrounds July 9, 2010 at 8:01 am

Nice roundup 🙂 To bad we didn’t exist at that time. Maybe we could have been part of your list.
We offer free Twitter backgrounds that anyone can download for free. Just swing by http://viuu.co.uk , browse through our hundreds of backgrounds and have fun downloading. A little hint: for a quick background setup just click on the automatic install feature.

Bill July 9, 2010 at 5:56 pm

@TwitterBackgrounds: Well now you’re part of the roundup.

johony Bigod November 23, 2010 at 6:28 pm

Just wanted to say, it’s all good really.

Nishadha July 21, 2011 at 6:46 am

With the popularity of Twitter desktop clients I think the usefulness of Twitter backgrounds are going down, but still it is a good place to market your brand.

Mass Email September 10, 2011 at 2:58 am

Don’t link on twitter without a title. Posting a link without a title doesn’t explain much and can often make people fearful of what’s on the other end

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