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:
- Don’t drag to Reposition it after upload.
- It is viewable at 820 pixels wide by 312 pixels tall on your Page on computers.
- Be Careful about the available space when displayed in smartphones (560px).
- 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.
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.
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.
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.