What’s the best Facebook event image size?
It differs from both the Fan Page and the personal profile!
Photos on the event page wall will be seen at 470 pixels wide, up to 470 pixels tall, depending on the shape photo you upload.
Feel free to make them bigger (but not smaller, for best results). Both myself and Facebook often recommend a 1200 pixel width.
And the event cover photo?
Buckle up for a bumpy ride…
NEW Facebook Event Cover Photo Size 2024
Facebook loooves to mess with things. The Event Cover Photo is no exception.
Verified January 2024: a wild variety of cropping in various places.
And a bizarre recommendation from FB to “choose photos that are 400 x 150 pixels.” This shape will work – absolutely nowhere.
That proportion works out to 8:3, but the proportions I see are:
- 1.91:1, used on the event page and event shares on desktop.
- 2.1:1, used on desktop and mobile app event feed.
- 16:9 for event shares on mobile.
- 1:1 (square) used on the event page on mobile.
A dizzying array of sizes, and none nearly as severe a horizontal as Facebook suggests you use.
Nor as tiny!
Your easiest answer is to use a photo with no text overlay.
But that’s not why you’re here, right? You want to add text that explains at a glance what your event is about.
A great idea, but FB makes it challenging to have this type of design work!
If you use an easy graphic design app, you can choose the link share size, which is usually 1200 x 628. This is the 1.91:1 ratio.
Or you could use a 16:9 ratio. Most iPhone design apps offer a 16:9 crop. There’s even one in your Photos app!
Either way, if you add text, keep it to the middle section. No wider than a square.
Otherwise, you’ll be faced with something like this on your event page on mobile:
New Facebook Event Cover Photo Template 2024
If you use Photoshop or similar, you can use my template to see where the various crops will try to ruin your design.
This template will help whether or not you have software that lets you set a specific pixel size. You can use a standard 16:9 shape, and visualize the parts that will be cropped out.
We’ll start with a nice large image: 1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels tall (16:9 aspect ratio).
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.
There are more social media templates in the Free Member Area.
Right-click and choose “Save Image As…” to download the full-size template.
How to Upload your Facebook Event Cover Photo
To add a cover photo or video to an event as the host:
1 | In the bottom right of Facebook, tap .
2 | Tap Events, then Calendar to find your event.
3 | Select your event and tap Edit below your event’s title.
4 | Next to the title, tap then select Upload a photo.
5 | Select a photo and tap Done.
Note: Keep in mind that you can’t edit the size of a main photo or video after it’s been added to an event.
If this is a public event, anyone who views the event can see its photos and videos.
Photos and videos posted on private events are only visible to people who were invited. source
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This post was originally published on October 8, 2014, and last updated in January 2024.
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