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Best Images Sizes For Facebook

Best Images Sizes For Facebook

need the best image sizes for Facebook
it’s so frustrating when you design something that looks perfect on the
desktop computer then you pull it up on your smartphone it’s just a mess today
we’re gonna run through the best image sizes for all the different places you
use images on Facebook alright let’s get into it hey what’s up busy people welcome to
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comes out my name is jerry potter you can connect on social media at mr. jerry
Potter and today we’re talking about the best
image sizes for facebook this will be helpful if you’ve ever created a
facebook cover photo and it looks great on the computer or an event photo and
you pull it up on your mobile phone and it looks like garbage this will help you
know what sizes to use where I’ve got two pieces of good news for you though
one Facebook has made it so that most image sizes would look good on desktop
also look good on mobile most of the time not always but most of the time and
number two I’m gonna share with you the best image sizes for facebook profile
photos cover photos photo posts video posts ads and group photos so let’s
start with profile photos generally your profile photo is gonna be square
although a lot of times it does crop it down to a circle for example in each
post on the newsfeed so just keep that in mind the profile photo will show at
170 by 170 I usually size my profile photos like if I’m gonna take the time
to resize them for a bunch of networks I’ll use canva to do that cuz it’s free
and it’s easy and I’ll usually size them at 400 by 400 because that’s what
Twitter and LinkedIn and some other social networks use so if I’m taking one
logo or one image I’m gonna put it on all of my different channels I’ll just
go ahead and do 400 by 400 but any square bigger than 170 by 170 will work
the same just make sure it looks good tiny because obviously on a smartphone
it’s gonna be very very small facebook cover photo
these are at the top of your page officially the sizes are listed as 820
by 312 again we’re talking pixels on a desktop computer or 640 by 360 on mobile
devices not all of it will show on mobile though the edges get cropped off
so keep the most important part in the middle now I actually prefer to design
mine at 820 by 461 as suggested by Louise m.com the top and the bottom will
be cropped a little bit in desktop and the sides will be cropped on mobile so
again keep your important content there in the middle also remember the
difference between personal profiles and business pages most of what we’re
talking about in this video applies to business pages but it also works for
personal profiles but on personal profiles the profile photo covers up
part of the cover photo on the left side on the desktop and then in the middle as
you see here on mobile so if you’re doing this for a personal profile you
also got a factor in that part when choosing or designing your cover photo
photo posts they can range from a 16 by 9 ratio which is widescreen like 1920 by
1080 up to a 9 to 16 ratio which is portrait 1080 by 1920 now I like to go
tall with my images whenever possible because you take up more real estate in
the newsfeed on both desktop and mobile a wide photo
only takes a little bit of space in the newsfeed square takes a little more and
then a tall photo or a portrait photo actually takes up a lot more space as
they’re scrolling and my theory is the more time someone’s eyes spend on your
image the more likely you are to get them to stop and engage with it for
video posts for the longest time it was always a sixteen by nine ratio which is
1920 by 1080 that’s widescreen but square videos often perform better
because they take up more height in the newsfeed just like we talked about for
images and it’s not officially sanctioned but you can upload even
taller videos but if you do a fully vertical video at a 9 to 16 ratio 1080
by 1920 which is what Facebook and Instagram stories use it will get
cropped off at the top and the bottom or have bars on the side so just keep that
in mind for Facebook ads the size has been 1200 by 628 pixels for
ever and just recently facebook said that we could start using square images
in ads so if you’re gonna create those I start at 1200 by 1200 a couple more that
will cover group photos 1640 by 859 is recommended by Facebook but a tiny piece
of the top and the bottom won’t show so make sure nothing is important there and
then Facebook event photos 1920 by 1080 again they’ll show slightly differently
on mobile so keep that in mind with everything I’ve shown you today as soon
as you’re done try and look at it on your Facebook page on a desktop as well
as on a mobile device that way you know everything looks good everywhere but
having these image sizes should save you some time in testing I hope those were
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21 thoughts on “Best Images Sizes For Facebook

  1. You can bookmark this page if you'd like a text list of the image sizes we discuss in the video: https://fiveminutesocialmedia.com/best-image-sizes-for-facebook/

  2. 01:24 – Profile Photo 02:12 – Cover Photo 03:14 – Post Photo 03:53 – Video Post 04:25 – fb Ad 04:43 – Group Photos
    04:53 – fb Event Photo

  3. Smart and kind. Thx. I struggled with some pix I had to add to my Fb pages. Thx very much for these tips..

  4. Hi Everyone, I've been trying to post some pages from my wodpress to FB, but my Adds keep coming rectangular rather than Square. Anyone knows what I need to do to make them Square and Bigger?

  5. Thank you for the quick, easy to follow information. On my way to selecting the right size for a FB event.

  6. I've looked EVERYWHERE (including this video) and cannot find any info on the image size for the "Our Story" graphic which resides on the top of the right column of a business page. Can you PLEASE help???

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