Facebook Profile & Cover Photo Correct Dimensions


Easy access to technology and the internet has made social media sites very popular. Facebook is one of the most common and popular social media sites used by people across the globe. Users have become so addicted to using this social media platform. Everyone who has a facebook profile account frequently updates his or her profile and cover photo. If not frequently users must have at least once set their cover and profile photo.

It is very important to know the correct dimensions of profile and cover photo you can set in your facebook profile or page.If the dimensions are incorrect you will be unable to set your pictures. For all the people who are struggling to get the perfect sized profile and cover photo for facebook, Greedyuniverse.com is a useful source. They help you in getting the accurate dimensions for the pictures.

Your profile picture on the facebook page has different dimensions of display on desktop and mobile screen. For instance, the display of profile picture on computers is 170×170 pixels. While on the smartphones the display is 128×128 pixels and 36×36 pixels on some feature phones. You should choose a profile picture for your facebook which best describes you. A portrait size photograph which shows your face is a good picture to chose. You can also choose your full picture as your profile photo. Facebook restricts you on the size of the picture to be chosen as profile picture but not on the type of picture. Users are free to choose whatever profile picture they like to have. It is not even compulsory to put your own picture as of profile. You can choose a picture with a quote or any other picture of anything you like. Your chosen picture will be cropped to fit in the profile photo square.

Moreover, you also need to know the correct dimensions of the cover photo of your facebook profile or page. Similar to the different display of profile picture on different devices cover photo also has different display. The display of size of the cover photo on computers is 820 pixels wide by 312 pixels tall. While on the smartphones you use the display size is 640 pixels wide by 360 pixels tall. Cover photos, on the other hand, have no display on the feature phones. In addition to this, the cover photo to be chosen needs to be at least 399 pixels wide and 150 pixels tall. It will load the fastest when it is an sRGB JPG file and has dimensions of 851 pixels in width and 315 pixels in height. The size of the cover photo in terms of memory it takes should be less than 100 kilobytes for fastest loading.

Furthermore, for all profile pictures and cover photos to be used in facebook with logo or text use a PNG file. This is because in these types of photos a PNG file will give you better results. Lastly, make sure to carefully choose the cover and profile photo which best describes you or the page you own.

Written by Greedyuniverse

Hi, I’m George Antoni, Founder & Editor of GreedyUniverse, a website where I publish and provide free unique technology related information.

I’m a Tech Guru & Graphic Designer living in South Africa.


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  1. Hi Melody do you want to correct your name on your page or your personal account?

    For your personal account click the down arrow on the top right corner, click Settings, under General Account Settings click the edit button under “Name”.

    To request a change to your Page’s name:

    Click About on the left side of your Page
    Click Edit Page Info
    Enter a new Page name and click Save Changes
    Review your request and click Request Change

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