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What are the ideal image sizes for Facebook?
Choosing a compelling and relevant image for your posts or shared links has never been more important to extending the reach of your Facebook Page. In fact, Facebook actually measures how much engagement an image post is generating – and that may determine how long that post remains in your Timeline (and in front of your fans).
One of the biggest reasons why posts with images aren’t engaged with has a lot to do with image quality, but choosing the right resolution and dimensions for an image isn’t exactly intuitive.
Have Camera Will Travel has an excellent (and very detailed!) roundup of the multitude of aspect ratios to watch for, but here are some basic guidelines to make sure your photos, infographics, and logos look their best on your fans’ News Feeds.
Cover photo: 820 x 312 pixels
(Displays on smartphones at 640 x 360 px)
Profile pic: 170 x 170 pixels
(Displays on smartphones at 128 x 128 px)
Shared links: 476 x 249 pixels
(300 x 300 px if you’re using the multi-image carousel feature)
Vertical: 476 x (up to) 714 px , Horizontal: 476 x 316 px
Click here for more info on videos from Facebook.
If an image looks fuzzy, try uploading a higher resolution image – exactly twice the required size. So for 600 x 600 pixels, give 1200 x 1200 a shot!
Table of Contents
- Introduction to Facebook marketing
- The old Facebook quantity over quality question…
- Why aren’t people seeing my Facebook posts?
- How can I get more views on my business’ Facebook posts?
- How do I build a more engaged fanbase on Facebook?
- How do I make the most out of Facebook Insights?
- What are the ideal image sizes for Facebook?
- Facebook Live? Facebook Videos? How do I choose?
- “Boosting” posts vs. Facebook Ads – which is right for my business?
- How smart brands are “hacking” Facebook marketing
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