Social Media Icons
The social media icons created by University Relations are considered “official,” and will only be created for approved department and program social media accounts.
They work for both Facebook and Twitter, as well as any other social networks that use a square graphic for the profile image, and should NOT be re-sized or modified. You can find your department or program's social media icon in Mediabin, or request one by contacting University Relations.
A Note ABOUT Facebook:
When uploading your new icon to Facebook, the thumbnail will be set to “scale to fit” by default. However, there seems to be a glitch with the way the image uploads. In order to feature the icon correctly as a thumbnail, you’ll need to:
- Hover over your new Page image and click “Edit Profile Picture”
- Select “Edit Thumbnail”
- When the dialogue box pops up, uncheck the box next to “Scale to fit,” and save
- Next, go back in, reselect “Scale to fit,” and save again
A Note ABOUT Twitter:
If you’d like to update your Twitter profile background with the updated official university colors, you can do so in your settings:
Many of the social media icons utilize abbreviations, such as SOM (School of Management). Many UM-Flint Twitter users also utilize their abbreviation in their Twitter handle, or username (as in @UMFlintSOM). There is nothing wrong with this. Abbreviations save much needed characters and space in small icons. But we cannot assume people know that SOM means School of Management. For this reason, we recommend users utilize their full name as their Twitter profile name. This will not impact the existing “@” handle, which may appear on promotional materials.
To change your profile name (not account name):
- Settings > Profile > Name
- Change abbreviated name to full name