Facebook Image Sizes

Facebook Image Dimensions

When setting up a new Facebook Page for your business it is key that you get both your profile image and cover photo dimensions correct.

Facebook Cover Photo -

Facebook Cover photos need to be 851 pixels wide and 315 pixels tall. If you upload an image that’s smaller than these dimensions, it will be stretched to this larger size. The image you upload must be at least 399 pixels wide and 150 pixels tall but I that size would be stretched so far that any detail would be lost. Here is a cover photo we created for our customer led-lampsuk.com

Facebook Cover Photo - LED LAMPS UK - LEDS and BULBS

Notice how the text is spaced around the space that will be used by the profile picture and text.

To get the fastest load times for your Page, upload an sRGB JPG file that’s 851 pixels wide, 315 pixels tall and less than 100 kilobytes. For images with your logo or text, you may get a higher quality result by using a PNG file. Most decent graphics software like Photoshop and Illustrator will also have image optimisation settings. We will explain these in another article.

Facebook Profile Picture Size -

Page profile pictures are always displayed as a square and will be 160×160 pixels on your Page. The image you upload needs to be at least 180×180 pixels. We recommend uploading a square image. Rectangular images will be cropped to fit a square, where as larger square images will be reduced in size to display correctly. Your Page’s profile picture will also display next to your Page’s name around Facebook to represent your Page. Here is a Facebook profile picture we created to go with the cover photo above. It’s dimensions are 500 x 500 pixels and it has been optimised. However, it could easily be reduced in size to 160 x 160 pixels to increase download speeds. It has been decreased in size to 160 x 160 pixels for convenience.

Facebook Logo for LED Lamps UK - Bulbs and LEDS

You can be creative with how your Page’s profile picture and cover photo go together. On your Page, the profile picture is located 16 pixels from the left side of your cover photo and 176 pixels from the top of your cover photo.

Here is a really useful image that shows you the pixel dimensions for both the facebook cover photo and facebook profile photo

Facebook Cover Photo and Facebook Profile Photo Image Sizes