Facebook timeline cover size and tips


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Facebook has upgraded all its pages to timeline which means that just like your profile, you can have a timeline cover image on your page too. Many people like this idea and many are against it. Being an opportunist, you should take advantage of this feature by designing a beautiful cover image for your Facebook page.

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Facebook Cover Dimensions are 851px by 315px

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Facebook Cover Dimensions are 851px by 315px

In this post, we will be telling you about the dimensions of size of Facebook timeline cover and also give you some tips that can help you make an impressive cover.

 

1. Follow Facebook Page Terms

Facebook Terms and Policies

Facebook Terms and Policies

The first thing that you want to do before designing a cover photo for your Facebook page is to take a look at the terms and conditions of Facebook. If you will not follow the terms, your page could be deleted or blocked by Facebook.
Some of the terms are;

  • You should not ask other people to use your cover photo on their timelines for promotion
  • You should not include price details of your product or any other offers on cover photo
  • Your cover should not be deceptive or misleading for your customer

 

2. Keep dimensions in mind

You just cannot use any image as your Facebook cover photo because there are certain features that have been added by Facebook in the design and dimensions of cover photos.

Facebook Cover in Photoshop

Facebook Cover in Photoshop

The official dimensions for Facebook cover photo issued by Facebook are 851 pixels width and 315 pixels length. The image should be at least 720 pixels wide.

Facebook Cover Size

Facebook Cover Size

The size of profile picture should be 160×160 pixels and the file that you upload should be at least 180×180 pixels.
While designing a Facebook timeline cover, keep the dimensions provided by Facebook in min because a larger image will be shortened and a shorter image will be enlarged by Facebook. This can make your image quality poor when it appears on your timeline.

3. Decide about the text

Decide about text

Decide about text

The next important thing to consider about Facebook cover photo is the text that you will add to it. Although Facebook doesn’t want you to sell your products directly from your timeline cover, it doesn’t mean that you cannot add some other attractive information on your Timeline cover.

  1. A company can include;
  2. Its tagline in cover photo to grab attention of customers
  3. A few sample images of the work you do
  4. Some important information about your business
  5. Basic information about your products/ services

 

4. Select quality images

HD Pictures / Quality Pictures

HD Pictures / Quality Pictures

This is something that you must keep in your mind while designing a timeline cover for your Facebook profile or page. The quality of images used by you defines the quality of your business. So, you should not compromise on images at any cost. If you have original images of your own, you should use them. However, if you don’t have your own image collection then you can search for quality images on the internet. Keep in mind to use images from those sources that allow you to use their images. A good idea is to purchase quality images or to pay someone to create fresh images for you.

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  • Ralph

    In your “2. Keep dimensions in mind” form-shot you have incorrectly entered 351 instead of 315!