How To Download Full Background Image of a Twitter Profile

As you are aware that you can put a custom image as a background picture on your twitter profile. In past few months, lot many celebrities joined twitter and they are showing off their latest pictures as their twitter background. For example, recently joined Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan added his picture showing six-pack abs or the very familiar blue background used on Barack Obama’s twitter profile. If you want to download the picture to use that as your desktop wallpaper then you can do this by using very simple trick. 

Here is the background picture of Hrithik Roshan’s Twitter profile page.


How to download Twitter Profile Background Image

  • Open the twitter profile page of the celebrity. For example, here is the profile page link of Hrithik Roshan,
  • Right click on your browser and select “View Page Source”
  • Search for the term “profile_background_images” on the page source i.e. code of the page
  • As you can see there is only one search result appearing, and that term is a part of a URL of an image
  • Copy that complete URL. In case of Hrithik the URL is “”


  • Paste the URL in another tab or window of the browser and open that URL. That is nothing but the backgound picture of the Celebrity used on his twitter profile page


Share who is your favourite celebrity and did you face any problem getting his background image.  

Sanjeev Mishra is a professional blogger and an Internet Marketing Consultant based in India. He has built the Internet Techies to provide you updates in technology and web application area.
  • very nice find….

  • Firas S.

    If you are using FireFox, right click and choose “View Background Image” 🙂

  • mandeep

    Thanks very much yaar…

  • Great tip! There are many tweeters in my list who have such beautiful background images. Need to get into their source codes now..

  • Oh that’s cool, BTW I use my own created background for twitter 🙂

  • DO

    Thanks a lot, your tip was sucessfully…

  • I don’t know why I didn’t think of this earlier – thanks, it works perfectly!

  • chandu

    hey if u hav browsers like cometbird or firefox. u can just save it.

    right click on the back ground image.

    u can see a option called view back ground image..

    right click on image and save it.

    it surely works….