Facebook Images Guide



Uploaded images

This is the maximum size of the image you can upload.

    • Width: 2048px
    • Height: 2048px

Pinned post picture size

This is the size of the picture of your pinned post. Will not be scaled down so that smaller
dimension matches 403 pixels. Facebook will take the centre of the image and cut it out
accordingly. You can later adjust the horizontal (landscape images) or vertical (portrait images)
position of the picture.

  • Width: 403px
  • Height: 403px

Pictures displayed in Facebook

This is the maximum size of the image as shown in slide show or album.

  • Width: 960px
  • Height: 720px

Facebook header image size for timeline

This is the big picture (also known as Facebook cover photo) for Facebook’s timeline.

  • Width: 851px
  • Height: 315px

Facebook event image sizes

You can use your standard 851×315 pixel header image. However, Facebook scales and crops it t 785×295 pixels.

  • Width: 785px
  • Height: 295px

Facebook event Newsfeed update

  • Width: 470px
  • Height: 174px

Facebook upcoming events dimensions

  • Width: 150px
  • Height: 100px

Application icons for timeline view

These are the icons that are displayed on a fan page that has Facebook timeline enabled. If your
picture exceeds these limits, your icon will be resized and converted.

  • Width: 111px
  • Height: 74px
  • Maximum file size: 5MB

Facebook application favicon size

This is the tiny icon that is being displayed on the left hand side of your news feed, where the
applications that you use are.

  • Width: 16px
  • Height: 16px

Facebook milestone picture size

This is the size you use for milestone pictures such as company’s foundation date. This is also the
size for starred (highlighted) posts. The image in the post will be scaled down accordingly, if it
exceeds the limits.

  • Width: 843 pixels
  • Height: 403 pixels

Profile picture for timeline pages

Recently updated sizes for timeline. The new width and height are 180px which will be automatically scaled down to following:

  • Width: 32px
  • Height: 32px

It’s extremely important to choose a picture that can be scaled down as the profile pictures that are
displayed on timeline posts


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