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23 Nov 2019

Image sizes for Facebook

By Sophie Wegat

When choosing your photos keep in mind there is a difference between how things will display on your personal timeline and how things will display in a user’s newsfeed. Make sure that you are choosing dimensions based on where you want the majority of viewers to see your image.

Personal profile picture

This is the square photo that appears on your timeline layered over your cover photo. Your profile picture will also appear when you post to other walls, comment on posts or when you’re searched for on Facebook.

  • Must be at least 180 x 180 pixels.
  • Photo will appear on page as 170 x 170 pixels on desktop, 128 x 128 on smartphones, and 36 x 36 on most feature phones.

Business page profile picture

Profile images for Business Pages now appear to the left side of the screen. This helps Facebook Business Pages stand out among personal accounts. The dimensions are the same, however the photo appears on the page slightly differently.

  • Must be at least 180 x 180 pixels.
  • Photo will appear on page as 170 x 170 pixels on desktop, 128 x 128 on smartphones, and 36 x 36 on most feature phones.
  • Photo thumbnail will appear throughout Facebook at 32 x 32 pixels.
  • Business Page images will be cropped to fit a square.

Cover photo

Your Facebook cover photo appears on your Facebook timeline and is the perfect space to promote yourself and/or your brand. Please note: we’ve covered creating the perfect sized cover photo in more detail here.

  • Appear on page at 820 x 312 pixels. Anything less will be stretched.
  • Minimum size of 400 x 150 pixels.
  • Displays at 820 x 312 pixels on desktop and 640 x 360 pixels on smartphones.
  • Business Page dimensions are the same as personal accounts.

Shared image

A shared image is one of the most common forms of sharing on Facebook. These images will always appear on your timeline, and ideally they will show up in most of your followers’ News Feeds. 

  • Recommended upload size of 1,200 x 630 pixels.
  • Will appear in feed at a max width of 470 pixels (will scale to a max of 1:1).
  • Will appear on page at a max width of 504 pixels (will scale to a max of 1:1).