Recommended Best Facebook Image Sizes
One thing we all need to remember when choosing the best Facebook image sizes that we post, is that there is a difference between how certain images display on Facebook personal timelines and how things will display in the User’s news feeds.
#1. Profile Image: 180 x 180 px
Your profile picture is a photo representing you or your business brand on Facebook. It’s the square image that appears on your timeline that’s layered over your cover photo. Your profile picture will also appear when you post to other walls, when you comment on a post or when you’re searched for.
Profile Image Guidelines:
Needs to be at least 180 x 180 pixels.
It will appear on your page as 170 x 170 pixels on desktop, 128 x 128 pixels on smartphones, and 36 x 36 pixels on most other popular phones.
The thumbnail image will appear throughout Facebook’s platform at 32 x 32 pixels.
#2. Business Page Profile Image: 180 x 180 px
Business Page Image Guidelines:
The image must be at least 180 x 180 pixels in size.
The image will appear on your business page as 170 x 170 pixels on desktop, 128 x 128 pixels on smartphones, and 36 x 36 pixels on most other popular phones.
Photo thumbnail will appear throughout Facebook at 32 x 32 pixels.
Your Business Page images will be cropped to fit in a square.
#3. Facebook Cover Image: 820 x 312 px
The Facebook cover image will only appear on your timeline, but it’s a lot bigger than a profile picture, which gives you more freedom to have something creative designed to match you. Your profile image can be a good choice for a photo of you, or a brand logo. It’s important to use this space for something that speaks more about you or your brand.
Cover Image Guidelines:
It will appear on your page at 820 x 312 pixels. Anything less will be stretched, anything more will be compressed.
Minimum size of 400 x 150 pixels.
Displays at 820 x 312 pixels on desktop and 640 x 360 pixels on most smartphones.
For the best image results, upload a JPEG file less than 100 KB.
Images with your business logo and text are better as a high quality PNG file.
Facebook Business Page dimensions are exactly the same as personal accounts.
#4. Shared Image: 1,200 x 630 px
The shared image is one of the most common forms of posting and sharing on Facebook. These images always appear on your Facebook Timeline, they will also show up in most of your followers’ News Feeds.
Shared Image Guidelines:
The recommended upload size is 1,200 x 630 pixels.
Will appear in feed at a max width of 470 pixels and will scale to a max ratio of 1:1).
Will appear on page at a max width of 504 pixels and will scale to a max ratio of 1:1).
#5. Shared Link: 1,200 x 628 px
Another great tool in your Facebook Account is the ability to share an eye catching link. It’s similar to posting a shared image. 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 the image.
Shared Link Guidelines:
The recommended upload size is 1,200 x 628 pixels.
Square Photo: Minimum 154 x 154 pixels in a feed.
Square Photo: Minimum 116 x 116 pixels on a page.
Rectangular Photo: Minimum 470 x 246 pixels in feed.
Rectangular Photo: Minimum 484 x 252 on a page.
Facebook scales photos that are under the minimum recommended dimensions. For the best results, you can increase the image to a higher resolution at the same minimum size.
#6. Highlighted Image: 1,200 x 717 px
Highlighted Image Guidelines:
It will appear on your page at 843 x 504 pixels.
Choose a higher resolution at that size for better image quality.
#7. The Event Image: 1920 x 1080 px
Facebook Event Images helps you capture the attention of users.
The Event Image Guidelines:
Facebook will scale down the image when you upload it to a minimum size of 470 × 174 pixels.
It shows up in a user feed at the size of 470 × 174 pixels.
I hope this guide will help you post the best Facebook image sizes. Getting the most performance from your images is critical for Social Media Marketing.