Latest Facebook Cover Photo Size for 2019 + Templates
Once I uploaded a beautiful Facebook cover photo. Then I haven't even noticed and it went terribly ugly.
As I learned Facebook cover sizes are always changing. I give you the latest templates and a measurement image to keep up with them. If you are looking for something specific hit Ctrl+F to find it easier on this page.
Let's make it simple!
If you create your image as 1920px x 1080px (full HD) than it works for all! However some parts might be cut on different screens so be sure to download this template for it:
You can use a full HD background and put all meaningful information inside the green area.
This template works for all the following Facebook cover sizes. These are here if you only need a cover for a special case.
Personal cover photo exact size 2019
This is for desktop with measurement. If you don't want Facebook to stretch your image (making it blurry) optimize your cover pic for:
- Desktop: 851x315 pixels. (851px wide and 315px tall and 1702px x 630px for Retina Display.)
- Displays as 640x360 pixels on mobile
- Tablet: 851px x 406px
- You can also use a 360 degree photo as a cover
Facebook Business Page sizes, 2019
Facebook Business Cover Photo size: 828x315 px
News Feed link pic size: 1200x900 px
News Feed link photo ratio: 4:3
Desktop news feed display: Up to 470x470 px
Mobile news feed display: Up to 626x840 px
Right column image size: 254x133 px
Facebook Business Page Story Cover Size 2019
Click on the blue “+ Finish your story to tell more people about your business” link to add your Facebook Business Story. The Our Story edit view will come up. You can upload a photo here as well and the recommended dimensions for a Facebook Note cover image are: 1200x445 pixels.
Facebook Group Cover Photo Size 2019
The Facebook Group cover picture is also different from the Facebook Page cover pic size. The Facebook Group image is 820 pixels wide by 462 pixels tall. The visible size on the desktop is 820 x 250 pixels.
Image size: The size for group pics is 820 by 462 pixels (fully visible on mobile)
Desktop news feed shows as: 820 x 250 px (top and bottom cut)
What type of cover image attracts people?
You work with it and you want more shares and likes. These things help a ton with that:
- Emotion: If people feel with you they take action.
- Relevance: Avoid general stock photos. Use your own images with something that exactly clicks with the thing you do.
- Colors: Usually dark colors can lead to bad feelings. Unless you are at an undertaking company try to skip these.
- Typography: Make it easily readable and choose a typo that helps your message.
- Hashtags and Text: The right words will lead your audience to likes and shares.
Facebook Event Cover Image Sizes 2019
Like the Universal Facebook Template above, the exact Facebook Event cover photo size is 1920x1080 px (16:9 ratio).
- Desktop news feed shows as: 470x174 px
- Mobile news feed shows as: 560x208 px
- Right column shows as: 254x133 pixel
Profile picture size 2019
Some border is hidden here as well. You can upload a ready-made 180x180 pixel photo (or bigger) or you can cut it online with the Facebook built-in editor. The picture will be resized and some pixels will be hidden because of the profile border. The end result will be a 160x160px image. Here is a test:
According to Facebook help you can use videos as well:
You can take or upload a video of up to 7 seconds to use as your profile video. Profile videos appear at the top your profile just like a profile picture.
All profile size ratio is 1:1. So you can upload an image with 300x300 pixels, 567x567 pixels etc. You got the idea. It needs to be at least 180x180. Best above 360x360 pixels for retina screens.
Can I use larger images?
Yes, you can, just keep the existing ratios. It might also give you better results as well since Facebook optimizes images. What this means: it tries to make them the right fit and faster to download.
What are these ratios and how to calculate them?
If you don't want to use the Universal Facebook Template from above (which is big enough already) then the easiest way to get bigger sizes is to multiply every size above by 2. This is optional and a good idea since retina screens use double the pixels compared to traditional devices. Here is everything in a table:
|Facebook Cover type||Normal size||Doubled size|
|Width in pixels||Height in pixels||Width in pixels||Height in pixels|
|Personal cover photo size||851||406 (can go down to 315)||1702||812 (630 cropped)|
|Facebook Business Page Size||828||315||1656||630|
|Facebook Business Page Story Cover||600||222||1200||445|
|Facebook Group Cover Photo Size||820||462 (desktop: 250)||1640||924 (500)|
|Facebook Event Cover Image Size||Various. Best to use the template above.||1920||1080|
|Profile picture size||180||180||360||360|
How to cut your photos for Facebook?
This part is for people who want to learn how to cut images for free.
I highly recommend a free software called IrfanView. It can save your picture to .jpg for optimum resolution. It is also capable of changing the file format. If you downloaded your image as .png you can still convert it to .jpg.
After you installed and downloaded the program you can start it already. You don't need any plugins. To open your file either drag and drop it in to IrfanView or press 'O' to Open it.
If your picture needs rotation press 'R' or 'L' to rotate it right or left.
The next step is to draw a rectangle. Click anywhere on the image and just pull the mouse. Don't worry if it doesn't have the proper size yet. You can hover your mouse over the border to resize it anytime. You can see the exact size on the very top of the window. As you resize it refreshes instantly.
Once you have the full HD size (1920px x 1080px) hold down the CTRL key and press 'Y' to crop it. Perfect!
Now only one important step left: to save it. Press 'S'. Type the filename and select JPG/JPEG format from the drop down list. Hit the Save button and you are ready to go.
Where can you find full HD or bigger images for free?
The best thing is to use your own photos because that is the most authentic for Facebook. If you don't have the time for that you can also find great images on the following sites for free:
- Pexels.com - Free for commercial use. No attribution required.
- Unsplash - Beautiful, free photos.
- Pixabay - Over 1.5 million royalty free stock photos and videos.
- StockSnap.io - Hundreds of high resolution images added weekly. Free from copyright restrictions.
- Burst @Shopify - All pictures are free to download for personal and commercial use, no attribution required.
- NegativeSpace - Business, food, people and technology photos for free.
- KaboomPics - Free stock photography + color palettes