Facebook Cover Photo Size

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If your are looking for that Facebook cover photo size that fits perfectly on your facebook page - you are in the right place. The facebook cover photo is a great way to show what your business is about. You can use it for showcasing a new product, show a beautiful image or maybe just your company logo. It's all up to you. Here are the correct dimensions to use for the facebook cover photo size.

Cover Photo


820 × 312

Duration: Min. 20 seconds, Max. 90 seconds


820 × 312

Phones display cover photos in: 640 x 360 pixels

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What should I know about the facebook cover photo size?

The cover photo displays at 820 pixels wide by 312 pixels tall on your Facebook Page. This is only for computers though. On a smartphone it displays at 640 pixels wide and 360 pixels tall. The facebook cover photo was introduced on March 30, 2012 when Facebook Pages were converted to the timeline layout. Check out a great example from the North Face facebook page below.

northface cover photoThe North Face Cover Photo

Beautiful image. Not much text. It's simple and looks great. You should always try to aim for something as simple as possible to communicate to your users. Further down in this post you can see plenty of great examples of simple facebook banners.

Check out 101 facebook cover photo examples from some of the biggest brands in the world. See how Nike, LEGO, McDonalds, Slack and 101 other big companies are using the facebook cover photo size. Be inspired on how to create your new facebook cover.

What is the best size for facebook cover photo?

You should always upload in the biggest size you can as this will give the best result. One thing to keep in mind is that on smartphones your cover photo will be cropped slightly on the horizontal axis. One way to solve this is to center important visuals and text in the image.

A good way to check everything before you release it is to create a test facebook page. On that page you will be able to check that everything looks good before making it public. You will also be able to see how it looks on a smartphone. That's important. Because most users will probably visit your page from a smartphone.

There's a whole section further down on this page where you can see this explained in more detail. If you need other sizes than the facebook cover size you can see all facebooks sizes on the frontpage. Just click the facebook logo and the site will automatically scroll you to the section.

How do I create a facebook cover photo?

There are many different great tools out there that you can use to create your facebook cover photo. Some of the most popular to use is:

  • Figma
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Sketch
  • XD
  • Gimp
  • Affinity

Some of this software can be quite expensive to use. If you are looking for a free alternative you can use our 100% Free Social Image Maker to create all assets for your social media channels. This image maker already has the facebook cover size available out the box, so you don't have to go look up the size to get started. It's easy to use and gets updates and improvements quite often.

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Recommendations for the cover photo

While most of the content in Facebook is created using text, a Facebook cover photo is a great way to create a bold, impactful presence for your Page. It's a great place to add interesting visuals that complement the text you use in your posts and give people clicking on your Page an immediate sense of your brand. With so much area to fill, how do you know where to start? Not to worry - we've got some tips for creating a good-looking cover photo that best represents your business or organization.

To create a great cover photo:

  • Don't use too much text
  • Keep your text welcoming and friendly.
  • Ask yourself if you need text at all.
  • Keep it simple.
  • Use shades of a color instead of using many colors.
  • Use good quality fonts.


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What's good to know about the Facebook cover photo size?

Facebook cover photos are an important design element on any social media profile. They can increase click-through rates, increase engagement and conversions, and help you stand out in your audience’s News Feed. That’s why it’s so important to make sure that they look their best.

We have designed Facebook Cover Photo Templates that you can use to create the perfect cover for your Facebook page. The templates are in the perfect size, so it can be used on any device as a cover photo for your business or brand.

The cover photo is the first thing your customers see when viewing your Facebook Page. With more than a billion people visiting Pages on Facebook each month, it's important to make your cover photo stand out. It needs to visually represent what your business is about and ideally lead your visitors to your website or app to either purchase a product or to find more information about what you do.


How do I make my facebook cover photo look good?

adobe facebook cover photoAdobe Facebook Cover Photo

The Facebook cover photo is an essential part of your page's branding. This is the first thing people see when they land on your page and it helps you tell others more about you or your business. I recommend using a single, unified image that captures the essence of your brand. It should be visually appealing, have high visual quality, and only have small amounts of text.

Use high-quality images

If you want to find high quality images I recommend the free resource Unsplash. This site is one of the biggest resources of free images on the internet. All images are high quality and are handpicked by their staff. By using Unsplash you get high quality stock images for free.

Use good fonts that are easy to read

When putting text on your images make sure to use good fonts that are easy to read. A font that never go out of style is Helvetica, Lato and Roboto. You can download these fonts from Google Fonts where you will also be able to find hundreds of other fonts. All fonts are free and are easy to install on your computer.

Finally make sure your cover image stands out with a stunning and compelling design that grabs users' attention and inspires them to become fans of your page. In the beginning of this section there's a really cool cover photo design from Adobe where they use a pattern of their company logo to make it visually appealing.


Does the facebook cover size matter?

Short answer, yes it does! Sometimes you will see cropped text or important information missing when using a wrong facebook cover size. You can easily fix this. Just use our premade templates that you can download directly from the frontpage.

Once you open the template, you just put in your images and text and export to an image format like jpeg or png when you're done. Upload it, and you're done. Everything should fit perfectly. Just make sure that you have all the important information centered in the image.

Beware of mobile as you can experience heavy cropping on your image. Facebook doesn't adjust this automatically so do proper testing before releasing your cover photo to the wild.

My Facebook Cover Photo is cropped on mobile?

Mobile is more important than ever. Almost everyone consumes facebook from their phones nowadays. That's why it's super important that your facebook cover photo size fits mobile devices. One mistake that people often make is resizing the browser window and assuming that the cover photo will look the same when people use the app. That is not the case.

First, take a look at how the facebook cover photo looks on a desktop computer below.

mutomboskates facebook cover photoCover Photo on Desktop Computer

The facebook app is different. As you can see in the example below the cover photo for this page gets cropped on both sides when using the facebook app. Really really annoying... so how do you solve this?

mutomboskates facebook cover photo mobile
Cover Photo on the Facebook App

Users should not miss important information - like in this case, about a sale. A quick way to make sure users always see text is by centering it in your image. What I normally do is that I create a test facebook page, where I can check everything is okay before uploading and publishing on my company facebook page. A test facebook page is basically just creating a new facebook page without publishing it to the world. You can control if the page is public or not in the settings of your facebook page.

What if the size change?

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If the dimensions of the Facebook cover photo space were to change, it would be important to ensure that your cover photo is properly resized to fit the new dimensions. If the cover photo is not properly sized, it may be distorted or cropped, which could detract from its visual appeal and impact its effectiveness in representing your brand or personal identity. To avoid this, it would be a good idea to periodically check the dimensions of the cover photo space on Facebook and ensure that your cover photo is properly sized to fit. Additionally, some tools and services may be available to help you resize your cover photo to the appropriate dimensions.

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