Facebook Timeline Cover Size

We've invested an absurd quantity of time in recent weeks figuring out the ideal dimensions for Facebook Group, Web Page and also Facebook Timeline Cover Size.

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

Well Googling it leads to a mass of conflicting recommendations - generally out-of-date. Perfect picture dimensions have altered for many years (obviously-- this is Facebook besides). And just what we have actually understood is the majority of these recommendations are far from optimal entering into 2018.


Facebook Timeline Cover Size


FB cover picture dimensions: get up to a period of mobile and video-first

The tl; dr version: you now need to be producing all cover pictures PageGroup and also Account) at 1920px x 1080px.

As well as of course, we are totally mindful that 1920px x 1080px is METHOD further compared to the standard letterbox dimension.

We social networks managers invest much excessive time on desktop instead of using Facebook like our followers as well as Group participants do-- i.e. on their mobiles/smartphones. So we produce on desktop, examination on desktop computer and often never see just how terrible our photos search mobile or tablet.

Cover photos on mobile in our suggested dimensions render in full. If you have actually only submitted the conventional letterbox dimension you'll be missing out on a lot of mobile phone realty. That very same image will certainly be chopped (most likely severely) on tablet computer and also desktop computer.

Our suggested 1920px x 1080px dimension is in fact a 16:9 facet ratio. If you've invested at any time dealing with video clip, you'll recognize that this is the basic dimension for HD video. And certainly you could now publish video clip as an alternative to a picture on your Facebook Page (that choice for Accounts and Groups is bound to be right here at some point quickly-- slideshows on Pages is also 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 suggest you develop this in 1920 x 1080).
Pages: 820 x 312 (we advise you produce this in 1920 x 1080).
Individual Account: 851 x 315 (we recommend you develop this in 1920 x 1080).
But also for the reasons we describe below, it's a lot much better to create your photo in much deeper 16:9 measurements:.

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


Just what concerning the resolution?

In addition to this measurement modification we have actually opted for a high resolution referral due to the fact that we are additionally considering the increase of higher res gadgets such as Retina Present-- you desire your cover pictures to look all crisp and also clear there also don't you! 1920px x 1080px future proofs you somewhat and covers off rather a lot any type of various other tool presently on the marketplace.

On resolution Facebook does not aid when it says "Maintain in mind that your cover picture have to be at the very least 400 pixels broad and 150 pixels tall". This is simply a minimal size and in our experience we locate it way as well grainy and the advice gives no advice on safe areas for message.

As long as it's not a crazy dimension you will not be penalised for uploading a great large high res image (this made use of to be the case with Facebook Groups where compression was applied) however say goodbye to.

One word of warning, depending upon the screen you utilize to check out (i.e. non high res/retina display screen), you could discover the picture a little fuzzy. We've trying out JPG vs PNG and a variety of dimensions from 640x360 all the method to 1640x923. Currently 820x461 typically looks the sharpest on older displays but we 'd still advise 1920px x 1080px for best future proofing.


Exactly what are the disadvantages of this deeper Facebook cover photo?

The advantage is a beautiful deep photo to have fun with that renders in all its depth on mobile. Nonetheless on tablet computers as well as desktop it gets cut pretty significantly as our cropping graphic below shows.

These deep dimensions provide the best sight on mobile as it utilizes the entire image as well as offers you the largest location feasible for the image on the native app. It also provides you a larger area for any kind of text that Facebook itself positions on top of the image in some circumstances.

As you do not have an alternative to submit different variants for mobile vs desktop computer making you should be super-aware of where your photo will certainly obtain chopped on various devices. Keep message to the secure location as well as make certain that absolutely nothing else aware looks odd when savagely cropped.

View sizes for Facebook Groups, Pages as well as Profiles

If you aren't geeked out enough currently we thought we 'd share just how the various photos 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 create your picture 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 produce your image as 1920px x 1080px.

Facebook Account cover image 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 produce your picture as 1920px x 1080px.

And also (further geekery) be conscious that what you see will likewise differ on which browser/app versions you are using. Facebook treats each of these 3 versions differently:.

- Tablet computer browser and desktop computer web browser (eg Safari/Chrome).
- Smart phone web browser as well as tablet indigenous Facebook app.
- Ultimately the indigenous Facebook phone application.

Plus (and below we truly are with Alice down the rabbit opening) the picture is after that cropped in different ways depending on where it surfaces-- eg as a suggested Group vs on the Group's house url.