Facebook Timeline Banner Dimensions

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


  1. Terry Dee    October 14th, 2011 at 01:32pm

    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.

  2. Freelancer Elijah Clark    December 16th, 2011 at 11:14pm

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

  3. Venessa    December 20th, 2011 at 01:27am

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

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  5. Jez    December 28th, 2011 at 11:15am

    Really helpful, cheers fella.

  6. Nicole    December 28th, 2011 at 06:57pm

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

  7. Lisa Walker    January 4th, 2012 at 02:45pm

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

  8. becky    February 8th, 2012 at 05:32pm

    thanks a lot, this is perfect!

  9. Deanna    March 30th, 2012 at 06:18am

    Thank you so much!!

  10. RG    April 12th, 2012 at 07:25am

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

  11. Cursor    April 29th, 2012 at 06:23am

    Nicely done! :D Thanks :D

  12. amanda    April 30th, 2012 at 04:51pm

    Thank you, especially for the psd file.

  13. JGB    May 28th, 2012 at 08:27pm

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

  14. Andrew    June 6th, 2012 at 03:00am


  15. Charles    June 10th, 2012 at 12:13pm

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

  16. jose alberto    June 10th, 2012 at 11:44pm

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

  17. Dylan de Heer    June 25th, 2012 at 06:21am

    Note that the size of the avatar do not match.

  18. James    July 17th, 2012 at 08:51am

    Thanks ^^)

  19. starlord    August 2nd, 2012 at 08:49am


  20. Martin    August 20th, 2012 at 02:05am

    Thank You! Will use it for my fanpage.

  21. Adam    September 29th, 2012 at 08:23pm

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

  22. Michelle    September 30th, 2012 at 03:56pm

    Thanks! This is awesome!

  23. symea    November 5th, 2012 at 09:44am

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

  24. Cody Rapley    November 19th, 2012 at 04:27pm

    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.

  25. Leigh    November 20th, 2012 at 12:19pm

    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

  26. B. Jamieson    November 24th, 2012 at 11:55pm

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

  27. Matt    March 27th, 2013 at 12:29pm

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

    • Leigh    March 27th, 2013 at 01:37pm

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

  28. Josh    April 10th, 2013 at 10:17am

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

  29. Andy Cheong    May 9th, 2013 at 05:39pm

    Thanks Dude.

  30. techydave    May 18th, 2013 at 08:08am

    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’

  31. Kymm    December 28th, 2013 at 07:01pm

    Thank you… just the info I needed.

  32. Craig    January 4th, 2014 at 12:37pm

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

  33. chetna    September 25th, 2014 at 05:15am

    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.

  34. Linda Mccoy    December 5th, 2014 at 08:21am

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