FB Timeline: Size Dimensions of Cover Profile Photo

Learn about the exact pixel measurements for various images (including cover and profile photos) that could be used in Facebook’s Timeline profile format.

Although there are a number of users who don’t like it but Facebook is slowly pushing Timeline profile format forward. Beginning from 31 March 2012, Facebook converted all the current Pages into the new format. Businesses and individuals are preparing their pages for this imminent change.

One of the problems people are facing is that they don’t know the measurements / dimensions for various images to be used on new FB Timeline profile. Skandnet has done a bit of hit and trial and found out what they believe to be the exact measures. Here are the dimensions in pixels:

SEE ALSO: Facebook guidelines for cover image

  • Cover photo: 851 x 315;
  • Profile picture: 180 x 180;
  • App image: 111 x 74;
  • Thumbnail: 32 x 32;
  • Images within wall posts: 404 x 404; and
  • Highlighted and milestone images: 843 x 403.

You should upload these images in exact sizes, otherwise FB will resample the image to fit the size. Such resampling will certainly damage the quality of uploaded photos. I have also published an article of some ideas for creating interesting cover images for FB Timeline format.

The following infographic shows the sizes and locations of various images that are part of the Timeline format.

Source: Skandnet


  1. Rtr248 says

    You are an idiot for placing that “Like” pop-up on your page and FORCING readers to deal with it. That is bound to ensure that no one will “like” your page.

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