Facebook Post Image Size and Dimension Guidelines

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When it’s comes to promote business over the Social Networking sites, then Facebook is one of the great platform for the brand promotion, products & services,  video or news update. There are certain rules for the post like, Facebook post image size.

In this post, we’re going to discuss in detail about all types of Facebook post and its all dimension.

Note: According to the survey, there are over 2.01 billion monthly active users. It is one of the World’s largest social site. Posting with bad image could make negative in engagement and targeting potential customers.

See also: Basic knowledge of Social Media Optimization

Make sure about choosing post dimensions which will display on your fan page or user’s news feed.

Facebook Post Image Sizes

Let’s start with FB cover photo: 820 x 312

Your FB cover image will appear only on your timeline. You can use something bigger and creative as it is larger than the profile picture. Keep it related to your brand or business informative.

FB Cover Photo Size Guidelines

  • Use 820 x 312 pixels for cover image. Anything less will be distended.
  • 399 x 150 pixels is minimum size.
  • 640 x 360 pixels on Smartphones.
  • 820 x 312 pixels on Desktop.

Profile Picture: 180 x 180 (Displays 160 x 160 on Desktop)

In your profile picture you can use either your personal image or business logo. It’ll appear in your timeline, other walls, posts and comment sections.

Guidelines for Facebook Profile Image Dimension Guidelines

  • Must use 180 x 180 pixels.
  • For desktop Photo will appear on page as 160 x 160 pixels.
  • For smartphones, it’ll appear 140 x 140 px.
  • Photo thumbnail will appear throughout Facebook at 32 x 32 pixels.

For Facebook Business Page Profile Picture

As we know, Facebook recently changed, that Profile picture of the Facebook Business Pages to appear to the left side of the screen, but the dimensions are the same!!

FB Business Image Guidelines

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

Shared Image: 1,200 x 630

It is one of the basic forms of sharing on Facebook. Shared images will appear on your timeline and usually show up in your followers.

Image Guidelines

  • Recommended image upload size of 1,200 x 630 pixels.
  • It’ll appear in feed at a max width of 470 pixels.
  • It’ll appear on page at a max width of 504 pixels.

Shared Link: 1,200 x 627

Sharing a link post is another great tool at Facebook platform to share a products and services. It is as similar as a shared image, but it gives you even more fields to work with. You can choose to create a shared link with a small square image to the left and text on the right, or with a larger rectangular image on top with text underneath.

Image Guidelines

  • Upload size of 1,200 x 627 pixels
  • Square picture: Minimum 116 x 116 on page
  • Square Photo: Minimum 154 x 154px in feed
  • Rectangular picture: Minimum 470 x 246 pixels in feed
  • Rectangular image: Minimum 484 x 252 on page
  • Facebook will scale photos under the minimum dimensions. For better results, increase image resolution at the same scale as the minimum size.

That’s all about the Facebook post image size and dimension, keep visiting us. Will post soon about other social networking image post dimensions.

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