Want your Facebook Profile Cover Photo size to look good on both desktop and mobile?
Facebook doesn’t make this easy, because all their cover photos display differently on different devices.
Then there’s those pesky profile picture overlays that keep moving around!
THIS post about the Facebook Personal Profile Cover size is updated to work correctly in 2023.
You can find more Facebook cover photo templates and tips linked below.
The Facebook personal profile header template for 2023 shows the NEW profile picture overlap and is “New Facebook” compliant.
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Facebook Profile Cover Photo Size 2023
Facebook no longer recommends 851 x 315 pixels size for the personal profile cover photo. If you’re reading that elsewhere, they need to get on the ball, since this was deleted in early 2022.
All the info Facebook provides now is a minimum size of 720 pixels wide.
However, very few people will see your header image that small. They’d have to be using an old, small phone.
Since larger retina phones like the iPhone 13 and 14 Max display at 1284 pixels wide, lets start there.
The best Facebook profile cover photo size is 1284px x 724px. This is an aspect ratio of 16:9.
This size will work on ALL devices, with the cropping happening for the few people viewing FB on computer. Read on to download your free template, because we have a BIG profile picture overlap on mobile – and it’s changed!
Note that if you use Facebook’s new avatar cover photo creator, the size they make is 1500px wide x 1000px tall.
But there’s no reason to use this 3:2 proportion shape, as the top and/or bottom will be cropped on mobile, and even more on desktop. 16:9 will give you better control.
Personal Profile Cover Photo Overlay 2023
The New Facebook design has taken over. There’s no reverting to Classic.
While the cover photo size itself hasn’t changed, the Facebook profile picture overlay is vastly different.
The profile picture is round in the cover photo overlay, in addition to all the places it appears round when on its own (such as in the Facebook news feed).
While this overlay on both desktop and mobile moved from the lower left to the center in 2020, now it’s back to lower left. And thankfully, it’s a bit smaller.
In 2023, the lower corners of the cover photo are only very slightly rounded on desktop. No rounded corners on mobile.
On desktop, Facebook will add a gradient across the top of the page, which picks up the uppermost colors of your cover photo (as cropped on desktop). If it’s a color you dislike, you’ll need to pick a different photo, or crop it differently. You can’t control the gradient color except by your choice of cover image.
FREE FB Profile Cover Photo Template 2023
Your free PNG template download directly below is 1284px by 724px, which is what I measure on my iPhone. You can see how it crops on desktop, as well as where the profile picture overlay is placed on both devices.
The desktop cropping of the avatar cover that was created in Facebook was ALL at the bottom. This doesn’t mean that whatever image you upload will be cropped only at the bottom. It may be determined by AI and thus will vary by photo.
Try to choose a photo or design an image with the interest in the top half and to the right. This should help greatly with both the overlays and the destop cropping.
You can simply right-click to save this 2023 Facebook profile template below ⬇️
In addition, be aware that when a FBer visits your profile page on desktop, only the bottom sliver of your cover photo will be visible unless they scroll up. (NOTE: As of early 2022, this only seems to happen when you view your own profile).
You can upsize or downsize this template as you wish. If you do, I recommend doing so before you add your own photo.
Instructions for using my social media templates
1 | Open in Photoshop or other graphics editing program that has layers.
2 | Change Image > Mode to RGB (the template is an indexed color PNG).
3 | Add guidelines to match template, or use template as a translucent layer for guidance.
4 | Delete template from image file when your design is done.
If your design program doesn’t have layers, you can use them for size and visual reference.
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