With the huge emphasis on establishing your personal and business brand on Facebook., sooner or later you will need to know the dimensions for a particular area of the profile. Here is an outline of the dimension layouts you may need, and a downloadable pdf located at the bottom of the post.
The dimensions for your Timeline big header picture:
Width: 851px Height: 315px
The dimension for the Logo pic:
The image size for your logo : Bottom left of Timeline Header.
The upload Width and Height is 180px X 180px but it will scale down to Width: 32px Height: 32px
You will need to choose a picture that can be scaled down as the profile pictures that are displayed on timeline posts are really small. Best practice is to choose your logo.
The new dimensions for your application tabs icons.
These are the icons that are displayed on a fan page that has Facebook timeline enabled. If your picture exceeds these limits, your icon will be resized and converted.
Width: 107px Height: 70px Maximum file size: 5MB
Facebook milestone picture size
This is the size you use for milestone pictures such as company’s foundation date. Width: 843 pixels Height: 403 pixels
The dimension for the Facebook Pages business.
This is the usable area for your content, videos, and landing pages. This may change with the release of Timeline pages for business slated for February 2012.
Width: 520px Height: Unlimited
JPG file of sizes in 1:1 scale
This is the maximum size of the image you can upload. Width: 2048px Height: 2048px
Pictures displayed in Facebook
This is the maximum size of the image as shown in a slide show or album. Width: 960px Height: 720px
Picture in the ad Width: 110px Height: 80px Size: 5MB
Text in ad Header: 25 characters Body copy: 135 characters
Facebook status update
Status update length: 63,206 characters Comment length: unlimited
The maximum size of video you can upload Size: 1024MB Length: 20 minutes
If you’re working on your business brand page, you may want to wait until after the upcoming Facebook Marketing Event that will be streamcast on February 29th, 2012. Facebook is slated to announce changes to the Facebook pages for brands which will make them more inline to the timeline design users by consumers.
+Anderson Curry is publisher of Digital Life CEO and Managing Partner at ECS Media Interactive, an Internet marketing agency. Anderson has more than 20 years experience in the technology and marketing industries. He regularly writes and speaks on brand development, social media, technology, and the emergence of the new digital CEO.
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