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Facebook image sizes for 2017

The photos and images you put on social media are the ones that will be representing you and your brand or business so you’ll want to make sure that the images are not just of good quality but are also sized correctly. With that in mind, it seems like the sizing on social platforms is constantly changing. In order to get the best-optimized image, we’ve put together a quick reference guide for Facebook image sizing so you can size those images appropriately.

  • Your profile image will need to be uploaded at 180 x 180 pixels but will appear on your Facebook timeline as 160 x 160. It will also appear as a thumbnail next to your posts as 32 x 32 pixels.
  • Your Facebook cover image will appear as the same size that it should be uploaded, 800 x 315 pixels. You may have better results uploading a PNG because your file size should ideally be less than 100 KB.
  • Shared images are recommended to be uploaded at 1,200 x 630 pixels, shared links should be 1200 x 627 pixels and highlighted images should be 1200 x 504 files.

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Susan Sullivan

Graphic Design. I live in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area with my husband and children. I am an avid distance runner, environmentalist, part-time beekeeper, chicken farmer and amateur photographer.

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