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15 Nov 2019

The perfect Facebook cover photo size

By Sophie Wegat

Creating a cover photo for Facebook can be tricky as the image is displayed differently on mobile and desktop. This means if you don't take the different dimensions into account when designing your cover image your viewers may miss out on vital parts of your message. 

According to Facebook your cover photo displays at 820 pixels wide by 312 pixels tall on desktop computers and 640 pixels wide by 360 pixels tall on a mobile device. To ensure your cover is readable across a multitude of devices we recommend you create your cover  using the dimensions 820px by 360px and to keep all text and graphics in the middle safe zone as per the specifications below:

Stick to the dimensions above for a perfect Facebook cover image.

Stick to the dimensions above for a perfect Facebook cover image.

As Facebook doesn't stretch photos to fit it will crop the sides on mobile and display more of the height on desktop. As long as you keep your main message in the safe zone, none of the critical components of your cover photo will be cut off on mobile devices or on desktop.