October 14, 2011 - 35 comments

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

Published by: Leigh in Uncategorized


Terry Dee
10/14/2011 at 1:32 pm

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.

Freelancer Elijah Clark
12/16/2011 at 11:14 pm

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

12/20/2011 at 1:27 am

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

12/28/2011 at 11:15 am

Really helpful, cheers fella.

12/28/2011 at 6:57 pm

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

Lisa Walker
01/04/2012 at 2:45 pm

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

02/08/2012 at 5:32 pm

thanks a lot, this is perfect!

03/30/2012 at 6:18 am

Thank you so much!!

04/12/2012 at 7:25 am

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

04/29/2012 at 6:23 am

Nicely done! 😀 Thanks 😀

04/30/2012 at 4:51 pm

Thank you, especially for the psd file.

05/28/2012 at 8:27 pm

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

06/06/2012 at 3:00 am


06/10/2012 at 12:13 pm

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

jose alberto
06/10/2012 at 11:44 pm

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

Dylan de Heer
06/25/2012 at 6:21 am

Note that the size of the avatar do not match.

07/17/2012 at 8:51 am

Thanks ^^)

08/02/2012 at 8:49 am


08/20/2012 at 2:05 am

Thank You! Will use it for my fanpage.

09/29/2012 at 8:23 pm

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

09/30/2012 at 3:56 pm

Thanks! This is awesome!

11/05/2012 at 9:44 am

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

Cody Rapley
11/19/2012 at 4:27 pm

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.

11/20/2012 at 12:19 pm

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
11/24/2012 at 11:55 pm

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

03/27/2013 at 12:29 pm

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

    03/27/2013 at 1:37 pm

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

04/10/2013 at 10:17 am

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

Andy Cheong
05/09/2013 at 5:39 pm

Thanks Dude.

05/18/2013 at 8:08 am

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’

12/28/2013 at 7:01 pm

Thank you… just the info I needed.

01/04/2014 at 12:37 pm

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

09/25/2014 at 5:15 am

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
12/05/2014 at 8:21 am

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

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