Size Matters When It Comes To Facebook
Updating your pages to the new Timeline for Fan Pages? Wondering what image size to use? What is the size of the profile picture in Facebook?
With the new Timeline for Pages some new sizes have been added and older ones modified. Here’s a list of those dimensions to help you out when making changes to your page or advertising on Facebook.
Cover Photo for Timeline
This is the big picture (also known as Cover Photo) for Facebook’s Timeline.
Facebook Page Width
The usable area (custom tabs) of your brands Facebook page
Width: 810 px
This is the maximum size of the image you can upload.
Application icons for Timeline view
These are the icons that are displayed on a fan page that has Facebook Timeline enabled. If your picture exceeds these limits, your icon will be resized and converted.
Maximum file size: 5MB
Facebook Status Update
Status update length: 63,206 characters
Comment length: unlimited
The maximum file size of video you can upload
Length: 20 minutes
Facebook application favicon size
This is the tiny icon that is being displayed on the left hand side of your news feed, where the applications that you use are.
Facebook milestone picture size
This is the size you use for milestone pictures such as company’s foundation date.
Width: 843 pixels
Height: 403 pixels
Profile picture for Timeline pages
Profile pictures sizes were recently updated for timeline. The new width and height are 180 px which will be automatically scaled down to following:
Please Note: It is important to choose a picture that can be scaled down as the profile pictures that are displayed on Timeline posts are really small. Best practice is to choose your business logo.
Thumbnail When Sharing
The image that is displayed next to the link when you click like or share something.
Pictures displayed in Facebook
This is the maximum size of the image as shown in slide show or album.
Picture in the ad
Text in ad
Header: 25 characters
Body copy: 135 characters