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Facebook Image Size Guide for Facebook Marketing

Facebook Image Size Guide: One stop guide for all your Facebook Marketing needs

Facebook marketing is a powerful tactic for online branding. On the other hand, images should not be left behind as a properly optimized image can lead to improved engagement rate on Facebook. This is possible because posts with images are able to capture a user's attention and entice the person even further to interact with your Facebook posting.

Looking for Facebook image size? ​You'll find them all here in this post. And if you are rushing, don't worry. ​Wait for 10 seconds and a downloadable Facebook Image Size cheatsheet will be visible below.

Facebook Image Size Cheatsheet

​Facebook Cover Photo Size

​An optimal/optimized image size for Facebook cover photos is 851 x 315 pixels.

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Here are some guidelines to help you with:

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    ​Images that are less than 851 x 315 pixels will be stretched
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    ​The minimum size for Facebook cover photo is 399 x 150 pixels
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    ​For the best quality Facebook cover photo, I recommend you to use RGB JPG file that is smaller than 100 KB in size

​Facebook Profile Image Size

​An optimal/optimized Facebook profile image photo size is 180 x 180 pixels.

Important tips that you may find useful:

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    ​Facebook profile image will appear on your company page as 160 x 160 pixels (even though you uploaded 180 x 180 pixels)
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    ​The photo thumbnail size is displayed as 32 x 32 pixels

​Facebook Post Image Size

​The optimal size for Facebook post images is 1,200 x 630 pixels.

Facebook Post Image Size

​Here are some pro tips when it comes to Facebook post images:

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    ​The recommended size is always 1,200 x 630 pixels
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    ​The photo will appear with a maximum width of 470 pixels in Facebook news feed
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    ​The photo will appear on Facebook page with a maximum width of 504 pixels.

​Facebook Shared Link Image Sizes

​The recommended size for Facebook shared link images is 1,200 x 627 pixels.

Here are some additional information that you may find helpful:

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    ​Square photo has a minimum upload size of 154 x 154 pixels in the news feed
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    ​​Square photo has a minimum upload size of ​116 x ​116 pixels in the ​Facebook Page
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    ​Rectangular photo has a minimum upload size of 470 x 246 pixels in the news feed
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    ​Rectangular photo has a minimum upload size of ​484 x 252 pixels in the ​Facebook ​Page

​Do you know that Facebook will automatically scale photos using the minimum dimensions?

​Facebook Tab Image Sizes

​They are known as Facebook apps icons, their display on a company page is 111 x 74 pixels. It is important to remember that Facebook will crop the images to fit when you upload them.

​Using the right image size is important

​Regardless you are using Facebook ads or Facebook pages for marketing, always remember that you need to start using the right Facebook image size each time you push an update on Facebook.

​As images that doesn't fit the size will automatically be cropped (and may look really ugly), share this post with your friends and help them with Facebook marketing today!

About the Author Reginald Chan

Reginald is the Chief Information Officer for Marketing Lancers. His primary role is to utilize and integrate technology with marketing. An avid reader and podcast listener, he also have a deep passion for growth hacking.

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