A Guide to Proper Facebook Image Sizes

Posted at 28th-Jan-2016 in Uncategorized | Leave a reply

So you want to start a Facebook page? How exciting! We have quite a few posts on our blog about how to create and run a Facebook page. You should check them out! Today, however, I would like to take you on a magical journey called: how to optimize your Facebook image sizes.

Once you’ve created your page, you’ll probably want to start making it fancy. Making it look nice is a key ingredient in attracting customers to your page. And, to make it look nice, you’re going to need nice-looking images. Let’s start with a cover photo.


Your cover photo is going to almost definitely be the first thing that your customer sees when they visit the page, so it needs to be nice and big, and very high-quality. Aim for an image that is 851 x 315 pixels, and make sure that this photo is in RBG, PNG, or JPG format. The max file size you can upload is 100KB, so be sure not to exceed that!

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The next thing your customer is going to notice is your profile picture, so please, don’t post something pixelated or cropped! You’re going to want to make sure that this image is 180 x 180 pixels for maximum impact.

Now that you know the basics, it’s time to start posting. There are two main types of images to optimize for posts on your page: link images and timeline images.

Untitled 2Let’s start with link images. When you share a link, you’re going to want to entice people to click it by making sure that there is an attractive image included. Don’t worry – if the link you’re sharing doesn’t have a nice image, you can create one and add it to the link. To be sure that your link images look clear, the dimensions should be 1200 x 630 pixels. Once you add the image to your link, people will be much more interested in clicking!Untitled 4For timeline images, the optimal size is 1080 x 1080 pixels. This is the same size as the recommended Instagram dimensions. When you share an image with these dimensions, it stands out more within users’ feeds than if you were to share a smaller image size.

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After reading all of this info, you’re probably well on your way to Facebook success! Your images will stand out as shining stars, and your audience will be mystified by your talents and good taste. Or, if this is all a bit overwhelming, you can always give us a call – we’re always looking to bring on new clients!

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