What Does the Bio Mean on Twitter?

Give visitors to your Twitter profile a peek into your personality

A Twitter bio is one component of setting up your Twitter profile. It appears under your name and the Twitter handle on your profile. Use it to give others a short introduction about who you are, list your interests, or promote your business.

How to Change Your Bio

You can change your Twitter bio by editing your profile. You can also optimize it with hashtags and @usernames.

Your Twitter bio is limited to 160 characters, including spaces.

  1. Select your photo or image at the top of your Twitter Home page.

    Twitter profile image
  2. Select Edit Profile.

    Edit Profile button on Twitter profile
  3. The Edit Profile window opens. Scroll to the Bio field and enter your bio. Select Save at the top of the window to apply the changes.

    Bio field in Edit profile window

Other Parts of the Twitter Profile

The bio is coupled with optional descriptive items that let people know where you're from, when you started using Twitter, your birthday, and your personal or business website address. When someone clicks one of your tweets in their Twitter feed, they are sent to your profile screen and can see your bio there.

Other items beneath your bio usually include suggestions for who to follow based on the sites you currently follow, a search field, and a list of trending sites. Twitter generates these automatically.

Twitter Bio Examples

Your Twitter bio can include any information. It can be short and sweet, goofy, or informative. Here are a few examples:

  • Software geek. Lives in Colorado. Loves his cat, Marty.
  • 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.
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