Dimension Change for Facebook Cover Photo – Now 828×315
If you’ve downloaded my previous Facebook cover photo templates, you’ll want to grab these new ones.
These updated templates are just for business pages, profile cover photos are still 828×315.
I took a screenshot of the actual code for Brainy Marketer’s page so there’s no doubt. Check it out in my screenshot. The size for cover photos is still 828×315. This is of course just for desktop viewers, mobile is a different story.
On mobile, on my iPhone 6s, the size of the cover photo is 750×420. If you expand that to 828 pixels wide, you get a cover photo size of 828×464. So this is what I’m basing my templates on.
Now we really only need one template. The profile photos, text and buttons have been removed from both desktop and the mobile app.
Since I like to work big and update multiple cover photos (Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn) at once, I’ve designed my template to be 1233×691 (the size you get when you scale 828×464 up).
This way, I can still work with pretty much the same image size, but create Facebook cover photos for all three cover photo types.
This is really helpful when I need to create a flyer for an event but also have to generate cover photos for all of my clients’ social media profiles. It’s good to be consistent with your branding and promotions, and it’s always nice to find ways to speed up the process.
Tip: These template sizes also work really well with Google+ cover photos. The image ratio is almost exactly the same so you can use the same image on Facebook and Google without much of an issue.
To use the template, just import the image and use it as a kind of mask over your artwork. Show and hide the template as you work so you can make adjustments to your design.
If you don’t need to, or don’t want to work with large images, just scale the templates down to 828px wide.
According to Facebook, 44% of users are mobile and never touch the service via their desktop browsers. This is why I’m so adamant about designing cover photos that are taller than Facebook’s official size recommendation. When you do that, the sides of your cover photo get cropped off and don’t look so good to mobile users.
I hope these templates help you out. As always, if you have questions, don’t hesitate to post them in the comments.
Michael Currey is an experienced web designer, front-end developer and social media consultant with 15 years of experience and an education from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Owner of Ripple Effect Studio & founder of inlineVision, based in Las Vegas, NV.
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