Great Facebook Cover Photos



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Ever ask yourself why some Facebook cover pictures look far better than others on mobile? The solution is always a wonderful designer (not that I'm prejudiced or anything), but I just recently uncovered a nifty trick to assist much less of your effort get cut off when seeing from a mobile phone-- and still look great on desktop computer.
Awful as I am at remembering numbers, I'm constantly googling "FB cover picture size" (or watching our quick-reference infographic), and the initial answer that always turns up is 851 × 315, which is what the cover photo displays at on a desktop web browser. If your only worry is desktop, this is a fine size to publish your cover picture. Sadly, we can not ignore the 798 million individuals that access Facebook daily through their mobile phones.
Before I located this technique, options for maximizing a cover picture for both desktop computer & mobile were extremely restricted: either make the prime focus really tiny to show properly on mobile, or make it look good on desktop and also compromise the mobile experience.
Ugh.
OK, I'll reduce to the chase. Publish a picture that is 851 × 475. With cover pictures taller compared to desktop computer shows, 2 points take place:.
Desktop computer cuts off the leading & bottom of the photo (thankfully, it cuts off an equal amount from both).
Mobile will still remove several of the sides of the image, however we have a significantly bigger readable location.

Great Facebook Cover Photos




This provides us a a lot more adaptable canvas to collaborate with, and also a richer experience on both desktop computer and mobile. Anything within the "Safe Location" above will certainly display appropriately!