How to download or save Twitter profile background image

Twitter is touching new fame everyday. Whenever I visit someone else profile, I see many cool profile backgrounds. There are now many sites available which helps you to create a custom good looking background for your Twitter profile.

But the question, How can we extract the background picture from the Twitter profile?

Well the answer is Twitter itself. You don’t need any 3rd party tools or site to download these images.

Just visit the Twitter profile like and Right Click on the page. You will get a Pop Up menu. Just click on View Page Source or Source Code option.

source code menu

Now on the HTML source code page, look for the body background line (it should be the 34th line). Now Copy the entire image URL address.

background image

Paste the Address in the URL bar of your browser and click on the Go button. You will get your background. Just save it. Upload it on your profile.

But please remember that you don’t violate someone image work rights.

Easy? Isn’t it?

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  1. sydney says:

    I cant find the “body background” part in the HTML.!/sydsense
    The polka hearts background is taken from this site (

    Help please??

    Thanks in advance!

  2. David says:

    Hello, in firefox you have an option called view background image, that’s it.
    The method presented here does not work.
    Greetings from Argentina.

  3. Julie says:

    It works! Thank you very much!

  4. Hopkints McFlitwart says:

    oh my .. thank you veryyy much :D

  5. Houwen Lie says:

    Hahahahaha, that’s a great trick! Thank you very much, I could save Kizaki Yuria’s picture :)
    Maybe that’s why I love GOOGLE, cause of GOOGLE, I could find this website!

  6. Ariana says:

    THANK YOU! This worked perfectly.

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