Cover Photo Size for Facebook

We have actually spent a ridiculous quantity of time in current weeks figuring out the excellent dimensions for Facebook Group, Web Page and Cover Photo Size For Facebook.

" Why do not you just Google it?" I hear you claim.

Well Googling it leads to a mass of contradictory referrals - generally out-of-date. Suitable picture sizes have altered for many years (obviously-- this is Facebook nevertheless). And also just what we have actually realised is a lot of these referrals are far from ideal entering into 2018.


Cover Photo Size For Facebook


FB cover picture sizes: get up to an era of mobile and video-first

The tl; dr variation: you now should be creating all cover photos PageGroup as well as Account) at 1920px x 1080px.

As well as yes, we are fully conscious that 1920px x 1080px is MEANS further compared to the conventional letterbox dimension.

We social media supervisors spend much too much time on desktop instead than using Facebook like our followers as well as Group participants do-- i.e. on their mobiles/smartphones. So we create on desktop, test on desktop as well as typically never see exactly how terrible our pictures look on mobile or tablet computer.

Cover images on mobile in our recommended dimensions make in complete. If you've only published the conventional letterbox dimension you'll be missing out on out on a bunch of mobile phone realty. That very same photo will certainly be chopped (most likely badly) on tablet computer as well as desktop computer.

Our suggested 1920px x 1080px size is in fact a 16:9 facet ratio. If you have actually invested any type of time dealing with video clip, you'll recognize that this is the typical dimension for HD video. And naturally you could currently post video as an option to an image on your Facebook Page (that choice for Profiles as well as Teams is bound to be here at some time quickly-- slide shows on Pages is likewise currently in a very early roll-out).

The OLD superficial letterbox dimension (which you'll still see recommended by a whole lot of individuals) is:

Groups: 820 x 250 (we advise you produce this in 1920 x 1080).
Pages: 820 x 312 (we advise you produce this in 1920 x 1080).
Individual Profile: 851 x 315 (we suggest you create this in 1920 x 1080).
But also for the reasons we clarify below, it's a lot far better to create your image in deeper 16:9 dimensions:.

Universal recommended dimension for all all Facebook cover pictures PageGroup and Account): 1920px x 1080px.


Just what concerning the resolution?

As well as this measurement modification we've opted for a high resolution recommendation since we are also taking into consideration the increase of higher res gadgets such as Retina Present-- you want your cover pictures to look all crisp and clear there too do not you! 1920px x 1080px future proofs you somewhat as well as covers off practically other gadget presently on the market.

On resolution Facebook doesn't help when it states "Bear in mind that your cover image must go to the very least 400 pixels broad and also 150 pixels high". This is simply a minimum dimension as well as in our experience we locate it way as well rough as well as the recommendations provides no advice on safe areas for message.

As long as it's not an insane dimension you will not be punished for uploading a good big high res image (this used to be the instance with Facebook Teams where compression was applied) but no much more.

One word of caution, depending on the screen you use to see (i.e. non high res/retina screen), you might locate the picture a little fuzzy. We have actually tried out with JPG vs PNG and a selection of sizes from 640x360 all the means to 1640x923. Now 820x461 commonly looks the sharpest on older screens yet we 'd still suggest 1920px x 1080px for best future proofing.


What are the disadvantages of this deeper Facebook cover photo?

The benefit is a charming deep image to play with that renders in all its deepness on mobile. Nonetheless on tablets and desktop it gets cut rather substantially as our cropping visuals listed below programs.

These deep dimensions give the very best view on mobile as it utilizes the entire picture and also offers you the largest location feasible for the image on the indigenous application. It likewise provides you a larger location for any type of message that Facebook itself places on top of the photo in some scenarios.

As you do not have an alternative to submit different versions for mobile vs desktop rendering you need to be super-aware of where your image will obtain chopped on different devices. Keep message to the safe area as well as make certain that nothing else aware looks unusual when savagely chopped.

Sight sizes for Facebook Groups, Pages and also Profiles

If you typically aren't geeked out enough we thought we would certainly share just how the different photos actually appear on different tools.

Facebook Group cover photo measurements:.

-Overall - 820px x 461px
-Mobile - 640px x 360px
-Tablet - 820px x 303px
-Desktop - 820px x 332px (1640px x 664px Retina Display)

For all the above develop your image as 1920px x 1080px.

Facebook Page cover photo dimensions:.

-Overall - 820px x 461px
-Mobile - 640px x 360px
-Tablet - 820px x 391px
-Desktop - 820px x 312px (1640px x 624px Retina Display)

For all the above develop your image as 1920px x 1080px.

Facebook Profile cover photo dimensions:.

-Overall - 851px x 479px
-Mobile - 640px x 360px
-Tablet - 851px x 406px
-Desktop - 851px x 315px (1702px x 630px Retina Display)

For all the above develop your picture as 1920px x 1080px.

And also (further geekery) realize that exactly what you see will likewise differ on which browser/app variants you are utilizing. Facebook deals with each of these three versions differently:.

- Tablet computer web browser and also desktop web browser (eg Safari/Chrome).
- Mobile phone internet internet browser and also tablet native Facebook application.
- Finally the indigenous Facebook phone application.

Plus (and also below we truly are with Alice down the bunny opening) the image is after that cropped differently depending on where it surface areas-- eg as an advised Group vs on the Group's house link.