Social Media Timeline Cover Sizes By Platform (2021 Update)

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Facebook cover photo sizeBranding your offline experience is important, so why not make branding your online experience a priority too?

Facebook cover photos give brands real estate to add a little more personality and individuality to the page without taking away from the simple, clean interface and uncluttered experience of Facebook that everyone has become accustomed to.

Other social media platforms like LinkedIn and Twitter followed the trend and jumped on the timeline cover photo bandwagon, allowing you the opportunity to add a larger photo to the top of your page in addition to the profile photo.

Why Social Media Cover Photos?

Update your social media pages with the right timeline cover sizes to capitalize on your already captive audience of fans and the new universe of potential customers who might find you via search.

Optimal Cover Photo And Profile Photo Dimensions By Social Media Channel

Facebook Page

  • Profile photo size: Displays at 170 x 170 pixels on computers, 128 x 188 pixels on smartphones. (Crops to a circle size).
  • Cover photo size: Displays at 820 x 312 pixels on computers, 640 x 360 pixels on smartphones. (Must be at least 400 pixels wide and 150 pixels tall).


  • Profile photo size: 400 x 400 pixels
  • Header (or banner) Photo size: 1,500 x 500 pixels


LinkedIn logo

  • Company logo size: 300 x 300 pixels
  • Cover photo size: 1,192 x 220 pixels

YouTube Cover Photo Size

  • Channel cover picture: Recommended 2,560 x 1,440 pixels (desktop)

What’s Your Social Media Image Strategy?

If your company is on any of these social networking sites, you should consider branding your online experience by using a custom cover, header, and profile photos. If not, what are you waiting for? Learn more about social media strategy, including social media management tools to schedule and track your posting efforts.

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About The Author:

Sadie has over 15 years of experience in digital marketing, graphic and web design, social media strategy, email marketing and more. She is a 4th generation small business owner and has worked with a wide range of brands from fortune 500 companies to startups and entrepreneurs.

Sadie is a self-proclaimed Apple/Mac guru and keeps up with all the latest tech trends at conferences including South by Southwest. Sadie has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Austin's Moody School of Communications and a concentration in Business from the Red McCombs School of Business.

Her expertise has appeared in many notable media outlets, including The New York Times, Forbes, People, Reader's Digest, Apartment Therapy, and other regional news organizations.

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This is really helpful for Social media cover designers like me. When a customer asks for all the covers, I can refer your page. And I’d highly appreciate if you could add LinkedIn to this list. Anyway, thanks for the great share.

Yes glad you like it! We added the Linkedin profile cover photo as well, thanks for bookmarking our page and sharing with your clients!

Glad it is helpful for you! Great suggestion adding LinkedIn to the list. I just saw the other day that they added cover photos as a feature. Thank you for commenting!

Hi! The twitter cover image has sizes that haven’t been updated. Tks!

Thanks Amaia! We’ll be sure to update that!