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 your Twitter profile. It appears under your name, and Twitter handle on your profile. Use it to give others a short intro about who you are, list your interests, or promote your business.

The bio is coupled with some other 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 on one of your tweets in their Twitter feed, they are sent to your profile screen and can see your bio there.

How to Change Your Bio

You can change your Twitter bio whenever you want by editing your profile. You can even 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 screen.

    Twitter profile image
  2. Select the Edit Profile button.

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

    Bio field in Edit profile window

Other Parts of the Twitter Profile

There are some other parts of the profile on Twitter that surround the bio section. They're not considered to be part of the bio, but they are often grouped.

These include your name, Twitter username, location, a website link, and a birthday. When you include these other details, they give readers more information about the page, be it a business Twitter page or a personal one.

Other items beneath your bio usually include suggestions for who to follow based on the sites you are currently following, a search field, and a list of trending sites. Twitter generates these automatically. You have no control over them.

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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