Facebook Timeline Banner Dimensions

Posted by in Resources on October 14, 2011

I tried to quickly search and reference the Facebook Timeline banner size but nothing came up. Also if you want to save a little bit of time, we have created a quick template for you to use. It includes guidelines and a mockup of where your avatar would exist (this will help accommodate for the design).

The size for the Facebook Timeline banner (or cover as they call it) is 851 x 314 pixels.

Note: We’ve updated the PSD to accomodate the larger profile photo, click below to go to the post.

Click here for Version 2

  • http://www.tdee.ca Terry Dee

    Love resources like these. Mostly because NO ONE ever divulges this stuff and although I suppose figuring it out on your own can be rewarding…streamlining the process is a whole lot more efficient.

    Will share this with some people I know are going to butcher the Timeline due to lack of help.

  • http://www.elijahclark.com Freelancer Elijah Clark

    thanks, no clue why i had to search for it.

  • http://- Venessa

    Hey thanks,for now,i think i can only knw abt the size in here,haha

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  • Jez

    Really helpful, cheers fella.

  • http://creativenicole.com Nicole

    Thanks a ton! I’ve created a few based on screengrabs, but this is much more helpful!

  • Lisa Walker

    awesome thanks, was trying to figure it out to customize my own

  • becky

    thanks a lot, this is perfect!

  • Deanna

    Thank you so much!!

  • RG

    Thanks! Weird Facebook doesn’t supply this information themself.

  • http://facebook.com/cursorsecreations Cursor

    Nicely done! 😀 Thanks 😀

  • amanda

    Thank you, especially for the psd file.

  • JGB

    Thank you. I had to make a FB banner for someone but I refuse to join FB.

  • http://www.inkspotmedia.co.uk Andrew


  • http://www.chuckscoin.com/ Charles

    Thanks! Not only the dimensions, but a PSD as well. Nice for lazy people like me 🙂

  • http://www.fabricaderockolas.com jose alberto

    Great help, i have no clue on what size, just helpful!!

  • Dylan de Heer

    Note that the size of the avatar do not match.

  • James

    Thanks ^^)

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  • http://www.dsldsl.de Martin

    Thank You! Will use it for my fanpage.

  • Adam

    Thanks heaps – facebook once again fails to consider the user…

  • http://www.facebook.com/MikalaArtSigns Michelle

    Thanks! This is awesome!

  • symea

    THANK YOU- THANK YOU after several failed attempts on my own =)

  • http://www.codyrapley.com Cody Rapley

    Thanks for the PSD, but I think perhaps it should be 315px tall? Even if the extra 1px is not visible, at 314px the image looks to get slightly distorted and compressed server-side.

  • Leigh

    Hey Cody, please see our updated cover banner PSD for the new size since we have updated the file: http://mrare.ca/blog/facebook-timeline-banner-size

  • B. Jamieson

    Thanks for this. Stupid that Facebook doesn’t just list this info on their own.

  • Matt

    Looks Like they have changed the dimensions for the profile pic since this post. It is somewhat larger now.

    • Leigh

      I posted a version two in this article (see the red button link).

  • Josh

    Dude! I actually googled this and you came up first!

  • http://www.andycheong.com Andy Cheong

    Thanks Dude.

  • http://daftynews.com techydave

    Many thanks, most handy. I have a PS action script that produces all iOs and Android sizes for apps. I wish I had the skills to produce one for all the Facebook app sizes.
    I do have a cool cheat sheet tho’

  • Kymm

    Thank you… just the info I needed.

  • Craig

    Great stuff, very handy and you come up no 2 in google well done

  • chetna

    Hi… can you advise me as to how these banners display itself on an android device. Only a portion can be viewed. Do you perhaps have a guideline on designing the timeline post for android devices.

  • Linda Mccoy

    Thanks, I have struggled finding the appropriate size photo for banner. This was really helpful

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