Facebook Business Page Image Cheat Sheet March 2017
by Jo Shaer, on November 15, 2012
UPDATED FOR 2017 SOCIAL MEDIA IMAGE CHEATSHEET
Several of my customers have the skill to create their own Timeline Cover Images in PhotoShop and would like to be able to change this image frequently to highlight and promote different products. As I always say: I would rather you paid me to do the things you cannot do yourself. And so, with that in mind, here are the dimensions - along with a couple of things that you need to watch out for.
Timeline Cover Photo
This is the big picture for Facebook’s timeline and should be:
IMPORTANT! You'll only get the full picture if you're looking at the page on a mobile device.
When using a desktop computer, 75px from the top and bottom will be chopped off! So make sure you keep everything that's important at least 75px away from the top or the bottom of the image. The width stays the same and is scaled down.
Remember, no calls to action, coupons, adverts or phone numbers. This should be primarily text based and you must be sure that you have the copyright to any images that you use.
Your profile picture may be bigger than the dimension below, but must be square!
Facebook caused all sorts of ructions a couple of weeks after they launched Timeline when they changed the original position to this - and spoiled several very clever designs.
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Timeline Milestone & Highlighted Posts
This includes milestone pictures (for example, when your business was founded) and also any highlighted posts - the star that appears when you hover at the top right of your status update. All images exceeding these dimensions will be resized and converted.
This is the size of any image displayed next to any links you share.
If you are sharing blog posts, you need to check what image your website is going to give Facebook to post - as these are not always the most obvious image from your site.
For your events, the best image size is:
Images can be uploaded up to a maximum of 1200 x 1200px but they will not be scaled down, Facebook will just cut out the centre of whatever image you have used to give these dimensions.
You can add the services you offer to Facebook. The following dimensions are how the service will appear on your page:
If you use a larger image then Facebook will show the middle of the image in a 140 x 140 px square.
For more dimensions, check out this great infographic, giving everything you need to know about all social media image dimensions.