Facebook Cover Image Size

We've invested an outrageous amount of time in recent weeks figuring out the perfect dimensions for Facebook Group, Page as well as Facebook Cover Image Size.

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

Well Googling it results in a mass of contradictory suggestions - mostly out-of-date. Perfect photo sizes have actually transformed over the years (naturally-- this is Facebook after all). As well as what we have actually realised is the majority of these referrals are far from optimal going right into 2018.

Facebook Cover Image Size

FB cover picture sizes: wake up to an age of mobile and also video-first

The tl; dr variation: you now should be developing all cover photos PageGroup and Profile) at 1920px x 1080px.

And yes, we are fully aware that 1920px x 1080px is WAY much deeper compared to the typical letterbox size.

We social media sites supervisors spend far excessive time on desktop computer instead than using Facebook like our fans as well as Group participants do-- i.e. on their mobiles/smartphones. So we create on desktop computer, examination on desktop as well as typically never see exactly how awful our pictures look on mobile or tablet.

Cover images on mobile in our recommended dimensions make in full. If you have actually just posted the standard letterbox dimension you'll be losing out on a lot of smartphone realty. That exact same picture will be chopped (probably severely) on tablet computer and desktop.

Our suggested 1920px x 1080px dimension is in fact a 16:9 element ratio. If you have actually invested any time working with video clip, you'll recognize that this is the common size for HD video. And of program you can currently upload video clip as an option to an image on your Facebook Web page (that option for Profiles and Teams is bound to be below at some time quickly-- slide shows on Pages is additionally presently in a very early roll-out).

The OLD shallow letterbox dimension (which you'll still see suggested by a great deal of individuals) is:

Groups: 820 x 250 (we advise you produce this in 1920 x 1080).
Pages: 820 x 312 (we suggest you produce this in 1920 x 1080).
Personal Profile: 851 x 315 (we recommend you develop this in 1920 x 1080).
However, for the factors we discuss below, it's a lot better to produce your photo in further 16:9 measurements:.

Universal suggested dimension for all all Facebook cover photos PageGroup and Profile): 1920px x 1080px.

Exactly what regarding the resolution?

As well as this measurement adjustment we've opted for a high resolution recommendation since we are also taking into consideration the surge of higher res devices such as Retina Present-- you desire your cover pictures to look all crisp as well as clear there too don't you! 1920px x 1080px future proofs you to some level and covers off very much any kind of various other tool presently on the marketplace.

On resolution Facebook does not help when it says "Keep in mind that your cover photo should go to least 400 pixels vast and 150 pixels high". This is merely a minimal dimension and also in our experience we find it way as well rough and the guidance gives no assistance on secure areas for text.

So long as it's not a crazy size you won't be punished for posting a nice huge high res photo (this used to be the situation with Facebook Groups where compression was used) but no much more.

One word of warning, depending on the screen you make use of to watch (i.e. non high res/retina display screen), you may locate the image a little blurry. We've try out JPG vs PNG and also a range of dimensions from 640x360 all the means to 1640x923. Currently 820x461 often looks the sharpest on older display screens yet we 'd still advise 1920px x 1080px for ideal future proofing.

Just what are the drawbacks of this deeper Facebook cover picture?

The benefit is a lovely deep image to have fun with that makes in all its deepness on mobile. Nevertheless on tablets and also desktop it obtains reduced very dramatically as our cropping graphic below shows.

These deep measurements offer the most effective sight on mobile as it utilizes the entire picture and gives you the largest location possible for the picture on the native application. It likewise gives you a bigger location for any kind of message that Facebook itself positions on top of the image in some scenarios.

As you don't have an option to post different variations for mobile vs desktop providing you should be super-aware of where your image will certainly obtain chopped on different gadgets. Keep text to the risk-free location and ensure that absolutely nothing else in the picture looks weird when savagely chopped.

Sight sizes for Facebook Groups, Pages and also Profiles

If you aren't geeked out enough we assumed we would certainly share how the different images in fact emerge on different tools.

Facebook Group cover picture dimensions:.

-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 produce your image as 1920px x 1080px.

Facebook Page cover picture measurements:.

-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 photo as 1920px x 1080px.

Facebook Account 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 create your picture as 1920px x 1080px.

And (additional geekery) understand that what you see will also vary on which browser/app variations you are utilizing. Facebook treats each of these three versions in a different way:.

- Tablet browser as well as desktop computer web internet browser (eg Safari/Chrome).
- Smart phone web internet browser and tablet computer native Facebook application.
- Finally the native Facebook phone application.

And also (and also here we really are with Alice down the rabbit hole) the image is then cropped in different ways depending on where it surfaces-- eg as a suggested Group vs on the Group's home url.