A couple of weeks ago, I was looking at a friend’s computer screen as she was working on Facebook posts for her job. “What’s going on with your layout?” I asked. Her voice was incredulous when she fired back, “Yours hasn’t changed yet?!”
It seems that I was the very last person to receive the latest layout update. Although the updates started a few months ago, mine didn’t occur until last week. And since Facebook rolled them out on a user by user basis, I missed some of the changes that ended up being punted.
It seems like some of the most noticeable changes to take hold, however, were cover image size (828 x 315 px) and a clean cover photo (with no profile pic overlay).
Rather than ask you to remember these pixel sizes and dimensions, I’m going to share with you what I use. Here’s an Always Up-To-Date Social Media Image Sizes Cheat Sheet from Social Sprout. It’s a shared Google Sheet, and you just click on the appropriate tab on the bottom to find updated image sizes for Twitter, Facebook, Google +, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, and Tumblr.
I don’t know much about Social Sprout, other than that it’s a social media management tool created to help businesses grow their social media presence. (I copied that directly from their website.) I also know that, although I’ve never used their social media management tool, I’ll mention the company anyway because they keep this cheat sheet updated. Always.
That, to me, is worth a mention.