The Ultimate Image Size Guide for Facebook – 2015 Edition


Earlier this month, Facebook has announced a significant redesign for Facebook Pages. A fraction of Pages already moved to this design (Update: Now all Facebook Pages have this design). Now or in the coming weeks Facebook should update your Page too. Don’t be panic, most of the marketers are confused about the changes in the new redesign. As you think, there is a minor change in the cover photo size too. You must want to know the exact size of cover photo in order to make it awesome and perfect. By understanding the precise cover photo size you can apply your creativity on it which will make your Facebook Page more vibrant, colorful, and ultimately more engaging.So, here is the cheat sheet for your Facebook cover photo dimensions:


Facebook Cover Photo

The cover photo is the large banner image at the top of your Facebook Page. It’s displayed at 851px wide by 315px high.

In the new layout, optimal image size for cover photos is 851 x 315 pixels. You can either upload a cropped and resized image or wider image in which case you’ll be given a chance to move the image to choose the crop you’d like displayed. I suggest you to manually crop and resize the image by keeping in the mind the dimensions of profile picture and the gaps, using Photoshop or Lightroom, it gives more attraction to your cover photo.

The Next Web’s Facebook Page Cover Photo (Courtesy: Facebook)

Facebook Profile Picture

The Profile Image is the smaller, square at bottom left of the header, overlapping the cover photo. There is no changes to the profile photo in the redesign.

The size of the profile picture is 160×160 pixels but you have to upload an image at least 180x180px. The profile image will display 16 pixels from the left side of your cover photo and 176 pixels from its top.

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There will be a 64px’s gap between the name of your page and the tabs. And the profile picture would overlays the tab to 25pixels.

So, this is all about the size of the cover photo and profile picture in the new Facebook Page.

Have you got the new design yet? Leave your questions or tips about the redesigned Facebook Page in the comments!

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