Facebook New Cover Photo Dimensions

Facebook New Cover Photo Dimensions: why are we so overwhelmed? Ive've invested a ludicrous amount of time in current weeks finding out the excellent dimensions for Facebook Group, Page and also Cover cover images.

" Why don't you simply Google it?" I hear you say.

Well Googling it causes a mass of conflicting referrals - mostly out-of-date. Suitable photo sizes have actually altered for many years (obviously-- this is Facebook after all). And what we have actually know is the majority of these referrals are much from optimum going into 2018.


Facebook New Cover Photo Dimensions


FB cover photo sizes: awaken to a period of mobile and video-first

The tl; dr variation: you currently should be developing all cover photos (Page, Group and Account) at 1920px x 1080px.


As well as yes, we are fully mindful that 1920px x 1080px is METHOD much deeper than the typical letterbox size.

We social media supervisors invest far excessive time on desktop rather than utilizing Facebook like our fans as well as Group participants do-- i.e. on their mobiles/smartphones. So we produce on desktop computer, test on desktop computer and also commonly never ever see how horrible our pictures view on mobile or tablet.

Cover photos on mobile in our advised measurements provide in full. If you've only submitted the conventional letterbox size you'll be missing out on a bunch of mobile phone realty. That same photo will certainly be chopped (most likely badly) on tablet and also desktop computer.

Our suggested 1920px x 1080px dimension is in fact a 16:9 facet proportion. If you have actually invested any time dealing with video, you'll recognize that this is the standard size for HD video clip. And also certainly you could now publish video as a choice to a photo on your Facebook Page (that alternative for Accounts as well as Groups is bound to be right here at some point quickly-- slide shows on Pages is additionally presently in an early roll-out).

So there we have it - Facebook is assuming mobile and also video-first

The old shallow letterbox dimension (which you'll still see advised by a great deal of individuals) is:

- Groups: 820 x 250 (we advise you create this in 1920 x 585).
- Pages: 820 x 312 (we suggest you develop this in 1920 x 731).
- Personal Account: 851 x 315 (we suggest you produce this in 1920 x 711).

However, for the factors we describe below, it's a lot far better to produce your photo in much deeper 16:9 measurements:.

- Universal recommended size for all all Facebook cover images (Page, Group and Account): 1920px x 1080px.

Exactly what regarding the resolution?

As well as this dimension change we have actually gone with a high resolution recommendation since we are additionally taking into consideration the rise of higher res tools such as Retina Show-- you desire your cover pictures to look all crisp and also clear there also do not you! 1920px x 1080px future evidence you to some extent and covers off virtually any other device currently on the marketplace.

On resolution Facebook does not aid when it says "Remember that your cover photo have to go to least 400 pixels vast and also 150 pixels tall". This is simply a minimum dimension and in our experience we find it way also grainy as well as the suggestions gives no assistance on risk-free locations for message.

As long as it's not an insane size you won't be punished for submitting a wonderful big high res photo (this used to be the instance with Facebook Groups where compression was used) however no more.

One word of caution, relying on the screen you utilize to view (i.e. non high res/retina display screen), you might locate the photo a little fuzzy. We have actually explore JPG vs PNG and also a range of dimensions from 640x360 completely to 1640x923. Currently 820x461 frequently looks the sharpest on older displays yet we would certainly still recommend 1920px x 1080px for ideal future proofing.

View dimensions for Facebook Groups, Pages and Profiles

If you aren't geeked out enough already we believed we 'd share exactly how the various pictures actually surface on various gadgets.

Facebook Group cover photo dimensions:

* Total - 820px x 461px.
* Mobile - 640px x 360px.
* Tablet - 820px x 303px.
* Desktop computer - 820px x 250px (1640px x 500px Retina Display).
* For all the above produce your photo as 1920px x 1080px.

Facebook Page cover photo measurements:

* Total - 820px x 461px.
* Mobile - 640px x 360px.
* Tablet - 820px x 391px.
* Desktop - 820px x 312px (1640px x 624px Retina Display).
* For all the above create your picture as 1920px x 1080px.

Facebook Account cover photo dimensions:

* General - 851px x 479px.
* Mobile - 640px x 360px.
* Tablet - 851px x 406px.
* Desktop computer - 851px x 315px (1702px x 630px Retina Show).
* For all the above develop your image as 1920px x 1080px.

As well as (additional geekery) understand that what you see will additionally vary on which browser/app variations you are utilizing. Facebook treats each of these three variants in different ways:

- Tablet computer internet browser and also desktop computer web browser (eg Safari/Chrome).
- Cellphone internet browser and tablet native Facebook application.
- Lastly the indigenous Facebook phone app.

Plus (and also below we really are with Alice down the rabbit hole) the photo is then chopped in different ways depending upon where it surfaces-- eg as an advised Group vs on the Group's residence url.