Facebook makes more changes
After businesses have meticulously created custom designs for their Facebook Page cover photo to cleverly connect with their profile picture (as seen here), as have individuals for their page, Facebook has notified users that on April 26, they will be updating the size of the profile picture on all Pages to 160 x 160 pixels to site 23 pixels from the left and 210 pixels from the top of the page.
The change has altered the appearance of pages already, as seen below, rendering once beautiful and custom pages and profiles defunct:
All of that cleverness has gone down the tubes, but alas, we have the answer – an updated Photoshop template (courtesy of HongKiat.com) so you can get your creative juices flowing again and get your Page back to its once glorious appearance. Personal profiles have been impacted already, and Pages will be altered on April 26.
List of new dimensions
There are important dimensions that you should know:
- Cover photo size for Pages and Profiles: 850 pixels wide, 315 pixels tall
- New profile picture size: 160 pixels wide, 160 pixels tall
- New profile picture arrangement: 23 pixels from the left, 210 pixels from the top
- Cover photo size for Groups (which has no profile picture featured): 800 pixels wide, 250 pixels tall
Looking for inspiration?
Before the Timeline features were rolled out for Facebook, we hacked our way into using the cover photo features and found other people who had done the same, featuring 50 Facebook Timeline Covers as examples and offering best practices tips, including how to avoid looking like your Facebook is all mucked up like a MySpace profile.
Then, because you wanted more, we highlighted 50 more Facebook Timeline cover photos for you to peruse. And then you wanted more, so we showcased 40 brands using Timeline Cover photos on Facebook Pages.
That is 140 cover photos for you to peruse and get motivated by – not all of them are creative or even custom, but take from them the spirit of creativity and come up with your own through the Photoshop download, and if you don’t have the skills, ask your designer or a friend to help out.