Everything You Need to Know About Facebook Image Sizes

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Everything You Need to Know About Facebook Image Sizes 

by Kayla Howard

Have you ever felt irritated when you tried upload and image for a Facebook ad, only to find it cuts off the most important part of the image?  How about tying to add a photo to an event that’s ill fitting and just looks…well….stupid.  Feel frustrated no more–we’ve done the research for you!  (PSST!  Different kinds of Facebook ads require different sized image–WTH???)  Print this off and put it in your desk, you’ll need to refer back to it!

#1 Facebook Cover Image

A Facebook Cover Image should be 851 x 315 in pixels.  Keep in mind that you’ll have a profile picture, shown as 160 x 160, in the lower left corner as you design your image.  Leave an empty space in the lower left hand corner! 

#2 Facebook Group Cover Image

A Facebook Group Cover Image is 786 x 250. No matter what you read somewhere else, this is the size that will get actually shown of your image.  You can use bigger images, you’ll just have to reposition them to your liking.  If you have text that you want seen, it’s best to just create it 786 x 250 in pixels. 

#3 Facebook Event Cover Image

A Facebook Even Cover Image is 784 X 295 in pixels.  It’s really a nice touch to create a special image for your Facebook events. 

Need more details?  Facebook shows the event image broken down for you here

#4 Facebook Newsfeed Share Image

Looking to just share a cool picture on your page? It doesn’t really matter what size it is—Facebook isn’t picky about this anymore.   Make them square, rectangle, whatever you want!  

#5 Facebook Ads

Facebook Ads and the trickiest image to get correct.  The reason why?  Simply because Facebook likes to keep us on our toes and depending on what kind of Ad you’re running, you’ll need different sized images. 

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a) Send People to Your Website Ads, Increase Website Conversions Ads, or Reach People Near Your Business Ads are all 1200 x 628.  If you make your image this size, it will look awesome every time.  Just keep in mind that Facebook is pretty strict about their 20% text rule—no more than 20% of your image should be covered in text if you want them to approve your ad. 

b) Boost Your Posts Ads.  You don’t have to do anything with this kind of ad.  Just choose which post to boost.  The 20% text rule applies here as well if you are boosting a picture. 

c) Promote Your Page Ad is 1200 x 444 in pixels.  Don’t ask me why it’s different, I don’t know the answer.  I simply create graphics that fit for happy clients.

There you have it!  We will attempt to keep up with this post to make sure it’s current as Facebook changes to the whim of the world… 😉

IMG_6189 Kayla Howard loves doing business from her home in the woods where she is the master real food chef, homeschool teacher, goat shepherdess, head gardener and holds a certificate of studies from The Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy Her passion is vibrant health in beautiful homes! www.kaylahoward.com

Comments 1

  1. Hello there! I have been enjoying your pages… I have evolved into the natural life style for so many reasons…in part my own quest for improved health, 2- for my family, and 3 (this is what prompted me to start my own business) the loss of my husband, mother, and 2 dear friends within a 2month-2 year period. The thing is, that when my husband passed he happened to be laid off work, hence i was found in a home that needed thousand of dollar of repairs, and bills over my head- and that was just the half of it! But I’d rather focus on the positive- i’m alive and have learned so much,especially how God will never leave you, and I feel that I am a stronger person- that now can help others- I am certified Reflexologist as well as other studies in natural therapies… my passion is to teach and lead, my down fall is technology and getting my name out there on a shoe string budget… I appreciate your site so much for this! Kayla, by what i am gathering, I feel that we are very “like” minded in our approach to to life happiness and wellness! Thank-you foe being that person of resource and encouragement!

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