Last week I scheduled my blog posts on Facebook and noticed that the thumbnail images are only displaying instead of the usual link image.

So I did a little research and found out that the photo sizes were updated last August 2017.

I think this would be useful for other handmade sellers as well. So here is the updated photo sizes and dimensions for your Facebook images:

Facebook Cover Photo

The dimensions for the Facebook cover photo must be at least 399 pixels wide and 150 pixels tall. Loads fastest as a RGB JPG file that’s 851 pixels wide, 315 pixels tall and less than 100 kilobytes. You may get a better result by using a PNG file.

Tips on uploading a Facebook cover image:

  1. Don’t drag to Reposition it after upload.
  2. It is viewable at 820 pixels wide by 312 pixels tall on your Page on computers.
  3. Be Careful about the available space when displayed in smartphones (560px).
  4. Doesn’t display on feature phones.

Facebook Event Cover

The size and dimension of a Facebook event photo should be in 1920 x 1080 pixels. This is a 16:9 ratio. Images uploaded at less than 1920 pixels wide will be enlarged to fit. Images uploaded in a wider proportion will have the sides cropped. Also, taller images will be cropped top and bottom.

Post Sharing

In the update, you can upload images that are at least 1200 x 630 pixels (aspect ratio of 1.91:1), for the best display on high resolution devices. For link images, you should use images that are 600 x 315 pixels to display link page posts with larger images. Images can be up to 8MB in size.

Facebook Ad

The best dimensions for a Facebook ad, are 476x714px. In this dimension, Ads are more efficient and engaging, because they make the most of the visible view to the user.

Profile Picture

Facebook profile picture dimensions: You should “skip cropping” after upload and stick in one the following widths if you want to avoid compression:
720 px or 960 px and less than 100 KB.

If you want to know the image size and dimensions updates on other social media, please check this infographic below:

All of these updates were implemented last August 2017. If you have questions please let us know in the comments.

Gary Capps

I live in the one of the most beautiful places in the world on the Sunshine Coast in Australia with my wife and our 2 dogs, Poppy and Mia. Since 2009 I have helped over 15,000 handmade business owners to grow their business with our software and free tools designed for todays entrepreneurial artisan.

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