Facebook Cover Photo Size

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If your are looking for that Facebook cover photo size that fits perfect 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

Image

820 × 312

Phones display cover photos in: 640 x 360 pixels

Video

820 × 312

Duration: Min. 20 seconds, Max. 90 seconds

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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. Check out an example from the facebook page of North Face 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.

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.

How do I create a facebook cover photo?

There a 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 your looking for a free alternative you can use our 100% Free Social Media 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 get's 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.

 

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 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. Some 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 image size matter?

Short answer, yes it does! Sometimes you will see cropped text or important information missing from a cover photo. The reason for this is that the facebook cover photo was made in the wrong image size. You can easily avoid this. Just use our premade templates (you can download these further up on this page).

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

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 desktop 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?

Want to be updated about changes to the facebook cover photo size? Then subscribe to updates at the top of the page. Put in your email and click the "Notify me" button. Then you will know exactly when the size change.

Also, be sure to check out our frontpage. Here you can find all image and video sizes for the most popular social networks.

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