Facebook Cover Photo Sizes

We have actually spent a ridiculous quantity of time in current weeks finding out the optimal dimensions for Facebook Group, Page as well as Facebook Cover Photo Sizes.

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

Well Googling it causes a mass of conflicting suggestions - mostly out-of-date. Perfect picture dimensions have actually changed over the years (obviously-- this is Facebook after all). And also exactly what we have actually realised is many of these referrals are much from ideal going into 2018.


Facebook Cover Photo Sizes


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

The tl; dr variation: you currently should be creating all cover images PageGroup and also Account) at 1920px x 1080px.

And of course, we are fully aware that 1920px x 1080px is METHOD further compared to the traditional letterbox dimension.

We social media sites managers invest much way too much time on desktop instead of making use of Facebook like our followers as well as Group members do-- i.e. on their mobiles/smartphones. So we produce on desktop, test on desktop and often never see just how dreadful our pictures view on mobile or tablet.

Cover images on mobile in our advised dimensions make in full. If you've just posted the standard letterbox size you'll be losing out on a lot of smart device real estate. That very same photo will be chopped (possibly severely) on tablet and also desktop.

Our suggested 1920px x 1080px dimension is actually a 16:9 facet ratio. If you have actually spent whenever dealing with video clip, you'll recognize that this is the basic size for HD video clip. And also of course you could currently post video as a choice to a photo on your Facebook Web page (that alternative for Profiles and Groups is bound to be right here sometime soon-- slideshows on Pages is also currently in an early roll-out).

The OLD shallow letterbox size (which you'll still see advised by a whole lot of individuals) is:

Groups: 820 x 250 (we advise you create this in 1920 x 1080).
Pages: 820 x 312 (we suggest you produce this in 1920 x 1080).
Individual Profile: 851 x 315 (we advise you create this in 1920 x 1080).
However, for the factors we clarify below, it's a great deal far better to produce your photo in deeper 16:9 measurements:.

Universal advised size for all all Facebook cover images PageGroup as well as Account): 1920px x 1080px.


Just what about the resolution?

As well as this dimension adjustment we have actually chosen a high resolution referral because we are additionally taking into consideration the rise of higher res tools such as Retina Present-- you want your cover images to look all crisp and also clear there as well don't you! 1920px x 1080px future evidence you somewhat as well as covers off virtually other gadget presently on the marketplace.

On resolution Facebook does not assist when it says "Keep in mind that your cover picture must be at the very least 400 pixels large and 150 pixels high". This is simply a minimal dimension as well as in our experience we find it way also grainy as well as the suggestions provides no advice on safe locations for message.

So long as it's not an insane size you will not be punished for submitting a great large high res photo (this made use of to be the case with Facebook Groups where compression was used) yet say goodbye to.

One word of caution, depending upon the screen you utilize to watch (i.e. non high res/retina screen), you may locate the photo a little blurry. We've trying out JPG vs PNG and also a variety of sizes from 640x360 all the method to 1640x923. Now 820x461 often looks the sharpest on older display screens however we would certainly still suggest 1920px x 1080px for finest future proofing.


What are the disadvantages of this further Facebook cover picture?

The benefit is a wonderful deep image to have fun with that makes in all its depth on mobile. However on tablets and desktop computer it gets reduced quite dramatically as our cropping visuals below programs.

These deep dimensions provide the finest view on mobile as it uses the whole image and also gives you the largest location possible for the image on the indigenous app. It likewise provides you a larger location for any text that Facebook itself puts on top of the image in some scenarios.

As you don't have an option to submit various variants for mobile vs desktop providing you should be super-aware of where your image will certainly get chopped on various gadgets. Maintain text to the safe location and also ensure that absolutely nothing else aware looks unusual when savagely chopped.

View dimensions for Facebook Teams, Pages and Profiles

If you aren't geeked out sufficient currently we thought we 'd share just how the various pictures in fact appear on various gadgets.

Facebook Group cover image 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 develop your photo as 1920px x 1080px.

Facebook Web page cover image 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 create your picture as 1920px x 1080px.

Facebook Account cover image measurements:.

-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 (additional geekery) be aware that what you see will certainly additionally differ on which browser/app variants you are using. Facebook treats each of these three variants in a different way:.

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

And also (and also here we really are with Alice down the bunny opening) the picture is then chopped in a different way depending upon where it surfaces-- eg as an advised Group vs on the Group's house url.