Geek Up Your Twitter Profile

It’s a new year. Isn’t it time to update your Twitter profile with a cool new background? Here’s an awesome trick for geeking up your Twitter background with any kind of theme you can imagine. The best part: it automatically updates every day!

A cool Twitter background can tell people a lot about yourself, instantly showing your personality and interests. Here’s how to make a one-of-a-kind Twitter background that proclaims your geekhood to the world. It’s quick and painless — and you may be surprised at how powerful it is.

  1. Point your web browser at
  2. Click the big “Sign in with Twitter account” button at the bottom.
  3. Twitter will appear and ask for your permission to let InstaBG to access your account. Click “Allow.”
  4. A configuration page will come up. This is where the magic happens:

InstaBG Options page

Instagram’s entire database of images is now at your command. The first and most important option is “Target Photos.” There, select “Tags” and then enter a geeky keyword. It can be anything you want, but be sure to enter it as a single word with no spaces. For example, you could enter “xbox360,” “dcnew52,” or “gameofthrones.” These represent tags that Instagram users have labeled their photos with.

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Make sure “Auto Update” is on; this will automatically rotate your background daily with a whole new set of Instagram pics. I recommend the following further settings, although this is entirely at your discretion:

  • “Order”: new
  • “Layout”: small
  • “Spacing”: small
  • “Background” : “FFFFFF” (aka, white)
  • If you want to see the date a picture was posted to Instagram, or how many IG users have “liked” a pic, you can set those under “Option.”

Feel free to play around with any of these settings and see what different kinds of results you get. InstaBG is a powerful tool, and changing the “Target Photos” options can let you do things like set your personal IG photos as your Twitter background.

The “Preview” button will show you what your background will look like. From there, you just activate it when you find one you like. And remember, since you selected “Auto Update: on,” you’ll get a whole new set of IG pics as your Twitter background every single day.

Take a look below at some backgrounds I made using keywords from a few of my favorite geeky things.





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Robin Parrish

Unathletic, uncoordinated tall man with endless creativity stampeding through his overactive brain. Comes with beard, wife, and two miniature humans. Novelist. General blogger and main Gaming Geek for ForeverGeek. Lead Blogger, Apple Gazette.

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