The Facebook Cover Photos, just like blog headers, are meant to grab the attention of the users that visit a Facebook profile. If the cover is unique and personalized, anyone who views a person’s page will certainly learn more about him/her, or at least about that person’s tastes.
If you do not have a cover on your profile, and you want to customize your timeline but you do not know where to start from, here are some basic things about cover photos that any user should know:
A. What are Facebook Cover Photos?
A cover is a large photo above your profile picture that is made public, meaning that anyone who visits your timeline can see it, unlike other photos with adjustable privacy settings. The difference between profile pictures and the cover photo is that the former is next to your name, making it easier for other users to recognize you, while the latter is at the top of your timeline and is a unique representation of who you are. In fact, when adding a cover photo, you are asked to pick a matchless image from your life and not an image that is to be found on another user’s timeline, or images with commercial purpose or copyright-infringing content.
B. How to add Facebook Cover Photos
In order to add create a timeline banner you must follow these steps:
1. Go to the timeline on your profile.
2. Click on “add a cover”.
3. Select a picture you like and upload it or just pick one from your albums.
4. Click on the image and drag it up or down until it is where you want it to be.
5. Do not forget to save the changes.
C. What is the cover size?
Your cover image must be of 851 x 315 pixels – if you upload a larger or smaller photo, it will be scaled to an 851 pixel width. However, if you try to upload an image narrower than 720 pixels, you will be requested to choose a different one. The profile photo will be resized to 125 x 125 pixels. It is best to crop the photos yourself, so they do not seem somewhat awkward to you when they are automatically resized.
As you can see, it is really not that difficult to set Facebook Photo Covers – choose the proper picture, make a few clicks and that’s it.