Choose Correct Facebook Timeline Cover Photo Size

The new Facebook Timeline cover photo size is 851×315 (851px wide and 315px height) and this new Facebook Cover image dimension size has initiated a new craze of 851x315px Facebook wallpapers across the web as many free wallpaper sites are encouraging Facebook users to choose their Facebook Cover art.

Facebook Timeline Cover Photo Size

You can activate Facebook Timeline right now and get the new Cover Photo which serves like a header image of your Facebook page and is a great opportunity to use a large 851px wide image to showcase a unique image about your life, or events.

facebook cover photo size

What Cover Image size  to use?
Its is a good idea to upload a high resolution image with exact size of 851px wide and 315px height which fill fit perfectly.

timeline cover photo

What is the minimum width of the Cover Photo?
Officially Facebook FAQ says your cover image must be least 399 pixels wide and 150 pixels tall. Smaller images will get upload errors. I tried to upload a smaller image and got a message to upload cover photo at least 399px wide. I was able to upload images 399px wide and above (which were zoomed out and could not be re-positioned). Any image height is accepted it seems.

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What if you use cover photo of any other size?

Firstly Facebook Cover photos below allowed size will not be accepted for Cover Photo upload. If you upload any other size, Facebook  will be forced to resize / virtually crop the image, which will make it distorted and pixelated. Upload the exact size.

Can you crop / edit the Cover Photo? 
Facebook will only allow you to reposition the Cover image if you upload a larger image . For most large images, this will work more like moving the image ‘up and down’ till you get all the area of your interest in the fixed size of 851×315. Then you can save your Facebook Cover.

Can other people save Cover Photos?
This image is visible for public use and can be saved. What is important is that this is like a virtual crop, so if people decide to right click and save your Facebook cover, they will save the full uncropped image. e.g. if you upload a big full size photo of yourself, and then decide to make the head as you cover photo, people saving the image can see the full image. So its a good idea to upload the exact size.

Remember all cover images are public, so choose wisely as all will be able to see them.

What is the Facebook cover size on mobile phones?

The same image will appear in a size of 640px wide and 360px tall on smartphones. They say an image of less than 100kb JPG file will load fastest.

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pooja
pooja

my picture is too big and hence doesnt fit the cover size. help me get the entire pic in the given area please:(

QuickOnlineTips
QuickOnlineTips

Pooja – Crop you image to an exact size of 850×315 using any image editor like Microsoft Paint, Irfan View, Photoshop etc. and then upload.

Darkeyez
Darkeyez

I made the exact size but when uploaded its all washed out, the original was pristine. Are there compression settings that specifically need to be used or is it a file size issue?

QuickOnlineTips
QuickOnlineTips

Darkyez – Facebook normally compresses all images by default. You can try uploading an image this way > Go to Photos>Upload Photo – then while uploading you get an option to click ‘High Quality’. Later instead of uploading a new cover photo, select that image as Cover Photo.

Huerta
Huerta

What can I do if i already crop my photo in 850×315 but the resolution is not good?

QuickOnlineTips
QuickOnlineTips

If the resolution is poor, it will get poorer as Facebook compresses it. Try a high res picture and dont crop it, Facebook will resize it.

jokesarcade
jokesarcade

so the size given is minimum size to set? if we have highter dimension then facebook will resize it according to their requrement?

mcvera
mcvera

I followed the right dimension but the quality is really F**** up. -__- the original is good and looks really quality..

mee
mee

hi guys. please visit this site for the tutorials on how to add facebook timeline cover and check also their facebook cover layouts.

Sandeep Singh
Sandeep Singh

Took me a while to figure out the size.But its a nice addition for sure.

Cover photos
Cover photos

Facebook have done a gud job by enabling timeline for all profiles this will help us to style facebook profiles

Fern Porras
Fern Porras

I can see a big drawback with this whole photo size thing. I tried the Timeline format, and a lot of my photos were posted without captions, which makes some of them meaningless. I usually just browse the internet, download then upload to Facebook within a couple of minutes. This will add considerable time and trouble to the way I post. I love the way it looks though. Very classy.

Sugel
Sugel

Unlike other sites we’ve looked at so far, MyProfileCover.com doesn’t integrate with your Facebook profile. It simply offers the cover photo at the correct size so you can save and upload it manually. The images do carry a watermark.

Jitendra @jitutechnology
Jitendra @jitutechnology

I guess, i am using the right Facebook timeline cover for my Facebook Timeline. Anyway thanks for your Great Ideas!

Roger Sheppard
Roger Sheppard

If anyone is looking for properly sized cover photo images, I found a site that has a lot of them. They are all presized, so it makes it very easy. Hope this helps someone out. http://www.fblyts.com

brosur kilat
brosur kilat

is new for me… but I thik its cool to try

Vilhelmas
Vilhelmas

Woohoo! I really enjoyed this thing! Thx a lot!

MOte Own Nout
MOte Own Nout

What is the minimum width of the Cover Photo?
Officially Facebook FAQ says your cover image must be at least 720 pixels wide. Smaller images will get upload errors. I tried to upload a smaller image and got a message to upload cover photo at least 399px wide. I was able to upload images 399px wide and above (which were zoomed out and could not be repositioned). Any image height is accepted it seems.

cover photo size

Lyz Fox
Lyz Fox

Hi there,
I have changed my photo to 850 x 219 (its my company logo) but when I upload it still cuts it off half way through, any more suggestions & also changing the size doesnt seemt o make any difference to when I do the profile image either?
Thank you in advance
Lyz

Facebook Cover Dimensions
Facebook Cover Dimensions

It took a while to catch on but I’ve seen some really creative uses of the cover photos space. Especially on business and non-profit pages.

ravi shekhar
ravi shekhar

to get timeline

Shabeer
Shabeer

which is the best resolution 72 or 300

Penne
Penne

Hi. I have changed my cover photo many times. At 850 it is gigantic and distorted so I tried the 399 it said it has to be. It is still way too distorted and huge. I tried to go lower to 200 and it said it is too small. What’s up with that??? this is so frustrating
thanks,Penne

Funny Pictures
Funny Pictures

Cover Photo Concept Is Good And Really Great Aricle For This..

mustepha seid
mustepha seid

hi,i tried so mony times but its says at least 399 pixels wide so pls try to supply ……tanx

Cefca
Cefca

Hello, May I ask the dimension in which your profile picture will be place on the given 850×315, Uhmm… I mean the coordinates Thanks in advance!

cover photos
cover photos

Isn’t it 851×315 px? some says it’s 850×315 and some says 851×315. Which one is the exact size of cover photo?

timelinecoverphotos.in
timelinecoverphotos.in

the real size is 863 x 315 check using chrome developer tools and try here http://timelinecoverphotos.in/

Ginette
Ginette

I have the right size 835×315, but it does not fit well in the space provided. Every time I upload the picture (front page), it has the right width but it is way too high. The space is not the right size compared to everyone else. I wonder how to make my picture appear slim (in height). Thanks.

Waheed
Waheed

the great points i have ever read. Thanks For Great Tip

Cheri
Cheri

What’s annoying me is that my picture is smaller than 850×315 and yet facebook wants to to be cute and crop parts of it anyway. How do I get my full image up there? I want to see this entire thing. This is annoying

Wendell
Wendell

It’s also a good idea to do a makeover of images as well to keep the page looking alive. Build 4 or five image setups that you interchange from time to time to achieve that goal. –w

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