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Ever wonder why some Facebook cover images look better than others on mobile? The answer is always an excellent designer (not that I'm prejudiced or anything), yet I lately discovered a cool method to assist less of your effort get cut off when viewing from a mobile phone-- and also still look terrific on desktop.
Dreadful as I am at bearing in mind numbers, I'm always googling "FB cover picture size" (or viewing our quick-reference infographic), as well as the initial response that always appears is 851 × 315, which is exactly what the cover photo displays at on a desktop computer web browser. If your only worry is desktop computer, this is a great size to upload your cover image. Unfortunately, we can not neglect the 798 million individuals who access Facebook daily via their smart phones.
Prior to I located this technique, options for enhancing a cover photo for both desktop & mobile were extremely restricted: either make the focal point very small to present effectively on mobile, or make it look good on desktop computer as well as compromise the mobile experience.
OK, I'll reduce to the chase. Submit a picture that is 851 × 475. With cover images taller than desktop programs, two points occur:.
Desktop computer removes the top & base of the picture (fortunately, it removes an equivalent amount from both).
Mobile will certainly still remove a few of the sides of the image, but we have a considerably bigger viewable area.
This gives us a far more adaptable canvas to work with, as well as a richer experience on both desktop computer and mobile. Anything within the "Safe Area" over will certainly show effectively!