Facebook Photo Sizes & Dimensions: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet

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If you’re thinking about changing your Facebook profile or cover photo, it is important to make sure you upload the photo in the right size! By uploading your images in the right dimensions, you will really make them pop, and it can help you get more likes on Facebook!

How do you know what the right dimensions are, though? The dimensions are constantly changing, and there’s nothing worse than going through all the trouble to resize your photo, and then have those dimensions not even be correct! This is where we come in!

Below you will find a complete guide to Facebook photo dimensions. Make sure to save this page so you can always check back to make sure your photo dimensions are correct before you upload!

Facebook Profile Photo Dimensions (for personal profiles and Facebook pages!)

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Your profile photo is the most important image you have on Facebook, for both your personal account, and your Facebook pages. It is displayed not only on your profile, but on every single one of your posts in the news feed, any comments you make on other posts, search results, and anywhere else on Facebook where your profile may be shown.

Your profile photo is the face of your brand on Facebook, so it is important that it looks great, and is sized properly!

For profile photos, you should use a square image, ideally at the full size of 2048 x 2048 pixels. Make sure the photo you upload is high resolution, so that the subject of your image (your smiling face, your brand’s logo, etc.!) can be seen clearly both on the full size version on your profile, and in the small circle that appears next to your posts and comments.

Personal Profile Cover Photo Dimensions

Your cover photo is the landscape image that appears at the top of your Facebook profile. Most people use this space to show off their personality, showcasing themselves doing something they are passionate about, sharing a photo of themselves with their friends or family, and more! The possibilities are endless!

For your personal Facebook profile, the ideal dimensions of your cover photo should be 2037 x 754 pixels.

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Facebook Page Cover Photo Dimensions

The cover photo on your brand’s Facebook page serves the same purpose and the one on your personal profile. Use this space to show what your brand is all about. As your profile picture is likely your brand’s logo, show something different and creative in your cover photo!

Make sure to use the proper dimensions for your brand’s cover photo, which are slightly different than the ones for your personal profile. The dimensions for a Facebook page’s cover photo are: 1958 x 745 pixels.

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Facebook Group Cover Photo Dimensions

This one is a little trickier, but very doable! Upload your Facebook Group’s cover photo with dimensions of 1640 x 922 pixels, and then adjust the image vertically until it sits where you want it in the viewable area. It take a little bit of adjustment, but your cover photo will look great when you are done!

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Details: your Facebook Event Cover Photo

Facebook Events also allow you to upload a cover photo to showcase what your event features, but comes with yet another set of dimensions!

You won’t need to adjust this cover photo like with the Facebook Groups, but do test it to make sure it pops and will draw people in!

The dimensions for Facebook Event cover photos are: 1000 x 524 pixels.

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Dimensions for Facebook Image Posts in News Feed

Things can get complicated when you are publishing multiple photos in a post, especially if you are mixing landscape and square images. To keep things simple, try to publish your images in as high a resolution as possible by making sure the width of the image reaches 2048 pixels.

Below are the dimensions for each image orientation:

  • All aspects: 2048 pixels (width)
  • Square: 2048 x 2048 pixels
  • Portrait: 2048 x 3072 pixels
  • Landscape: 2048 x 1149 pixels

Each of these sets of dimensions has the same width, but different heights depending on the orientation. If you upload your images with these dimensions, your posts are sure to pop on your friends’ or followers’ feeds!

Dimensions for Facebook Link Posts in News Feed

If you regularly posts links to blogs, make sure your featured images are the proper size. When you are posting the link to your latest blog post, the featured image should be 1200 x 628 pixels. 

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Dimensions for Facebook Ad Images

Using the proper size image on your Facebook ads is crucial to their success! If you are going to be boosting a post, or using an image to run an ad campaign, double check to make sure you are using the right dimensions before you spend any money. Using these dimensions will help your ad perform the absolute best it can!

Also remember that any image you are using in a Facebook ad cannot be more than 20% text. This is a rule that Facebook enforces strictly, and your ad may be rejected if your image contains too much text!

Facebook Page Ad images:

  • Link/Offer in Desktop News Feed: 1200 x 628 pixels
  • Link/Offer in Desktop Sidebar Ad: 254 x 133 pixels
  • Link/Offer on Mobile News Feed: 560 x 292 pixels
  • Image Posts: 2048 pixels wide
  • Image Posts (Mobile): Up to 626 x 840 pixels

Facebook Page Like Ad images:

  • Desktop: 1200 x 444 pixels
  • Sidebar: 254 x 94 pixels
  • Mobile: 560 x 208 pixels

If you are a little overwhelmed or confused with the number of different dimensions Facebook requires for images, you are not alone! It can seem impossible to adhere to all of these rules, but if you save this link and keep this guide handy, you can’t go wrong. Just refer back to it before posting to make sure you’ve got it right.

To make things a little easier, here is a quick summary of all the dimensions you will need for your Facebook posts, profile photos, and cover photos!

Facebook Profiles:

  • Profile Photo: 2048 x 2048 pixels
  • Cover Photo: 2037 x 754 pixels

Facebook Pages:

  • Profile Photo: 2048 x 2048 pixels
  • Cover Photo: 1958 x 745 pixels

Facebook Groups:

  • Cover Photo:1640 x 922 pixels

Facebook Events:

  • Cover Photo: 1000 x 524 pixels

Facebook Photo Posts in the News Feed:

  • All aspects: 2048 pixels (width)
  • Square: 2048 x 2048 pixels
  • Portrait: 2048 x 3072 pixels
  • Landscape: 2048 x 1149 pixels

Featured Image on Facebook Link Post in the News Feed:

  • Featured image: 1200 x 628 pixels

Facebook Page Ad:

  • Link/Offer in Desktop News Feed: 1200 x 628 pixels
  • Link/Offer in Desktop Sidebar Ad: 254 x 133 pixels
  • Link/Offer on Mobile News Feed: 560 x 292 pixels
  • Image Posts: 2048 pixels wide
  • Image Posts (Mobile): Up to 626 x 840 pixels

Facebook Page Like Ad:

  • Desktop: 1200 x 444 pixels
  • Sidebar: 254 x 94 pixels
  • Mobile: 560 x 208 pixels

 

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