What Is the Twitter Bio?

Twitter Bio Definition

My life story
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A Twitter bio is one component of the Twitter profile. It's job is to tell others a short intro about who you are, why you're Twitter, or anything else that you want to always be on focus when new visitors find your page.

The bio is coupled with some other descriptive items that can help people better understand who you are, what you like, where you're from, when you started using Twitter, what your business sells, and more.

All of this is separated from the actual tweets on your page.

Important Details About a Twitter Bio

Your Twitter bio is limited and therefore can't serve as a sidebar explaining everything about you. Instead, the bio can contain up to, but no more than, 160 characters (and that includes spaces).

The bio is what people see when they visit your Twitter page. It rests just below your Twitter handle and just above your website URL and the date you joined.

You can change your Twitter bio however often as you wish by editing your profile, and even optimize it with hashtags and @usernames.

Other Parts of the Twitter Profile

There are some other parts of the profile on Twitter that surround the specific bio section, so they're not necessarily considered the bio but they are often grouped together as one.

These include the name of the profile, the handle/username, a location, a website link, and a birthday.

When you include these other details, your Twitter bio is extended beyond just the 160 characters, and they give readers more information about the page, be it a business Twitter page or a personal one.

Twitter Bio Examples

Your Twitter bio can include any information. It can be short and sweet, goofy, informative, etc.

Here are a few examples:

  • Software geek. Lives in Colorado. Loves his cat Marty.
  • I'm a full-time mom & a part-time maid, chauffeur, chief cook, bottle washer, dog bather, clothes folder, homework helper, & Sunday crossword hope-to-finisher.
  • I love to dance, but don't know how.