2019Jan
29

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:

Universal Template for Facebook .jpg (general usage) and .psd file (for Photoshop users).

Universal Facebook Template for Timeline covers

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

Facebook cover template for personal timeline Facebook cover photo Click to download cover

This is for desktop with measurement. If you don't want Facebook to stretch your image (making it blurry) optimize your cover pic for:

Crazy, huh?

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:

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).

 

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:

Facebook profile picture might be cut

 

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 pixelsHeight in pixelsWidth in pixelsHeight in pixels
Personal cover photo size851406 (can go down to 315)1702812 (630 cropped)
Facebook Business Page Size8283151656630
Facebook Business Page Story Cover6002221200445
Facebook Group Cover Photo Size820462 (desktop: 250)1640924 (500)
Facebook Event Cover Image SizeVarious. Best to use the template above.19201080
Profile picture size180180360360

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: