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Ever ask yourself why some Facebook cover pictures look much better compared to others on mobile? The solution is constantly a wonderful designer (not that I'm prejudiced or anything), however I lately found a cool trick in order to help less of your hard work get cut off when seeing from a mobile device-- as well as still look fantastic on desktop.
Awful as I go to keeping in mind numbers, I'm constantly googling "FB cover photo dimension" (or seeing our quick-reference infographic), and also the initial solution that always turns up is 851 × 315, which is what the cover photo displays at on a desktop browser. If your only concern is desktop, this is a great size to post your cover photo. Unfortunately, we can not overlook the 798 million customers who access Facebook daily through their cellphones.
Before I found this method, options for enhancing a cover image for both desktop & mobile were very minimal: either make the centerpiece very small to show properly on mobile, or make it look excellent on desktop computer and compromise the mobile experience.
OK, I'll cut to the chase. Submit a picture that is 851 × 475. With cover images taller than desktop shows, two points happen:.
Desktop removes the top & bottom of the photo (fortunately, it removes an equivalent amount from both).
Mobile will still cut off a few of the sides of the image, yet we have a considerably larger readable location.
Facebook Covers Photos
This provides us a a lot more adaptable canvas to work with, as well as a richer experience on both desktop as well as mobile. Anything within the "Safe Area" over will show appropriately!