Ready to update your social covers?

Want to make a better first impression with cover photos that look great on desktop and mobile?

If so, here are the newest cover photo sizes for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

Social Covers 2017
Social Covers: Sizes and Templates (Updated 2017)

Your social covers are a great way to quickly show your audience what you're about. Many brands will use their cover photos to tie into their current marketing campaign, showcase their products, celebrate an event, or to highlight their fans. Just like your profile picture, your cover photo is a major part of making a great first impression, which is why creating your social covers at the best size is so important.

The best cover photos sizes for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and YouTube:

Click the links above to scroll down for more details and free cover photo template.

💡  Tip:

The lighter areas in all of the cover photo templates are where you should place your most important visual content. 

Facebook Cover Photo Templates

Facebook Profile Cover Photo Template
Facebook Profile Cover Photo Template (851 x 479)

Between Facebook profiles, pages, groups, and events – Facebook social covers (also referred to as Facebook header sizes or Facebook banner sizes) – vary quite a bit in size. So to make things a little easier, I've gone through and tested multiple different cover photo dimensions to provide you with the best sizes for Facebook cover photos.

Facebook Profile Cover Photo Template

1280 x 720 pixels — Updated September 2017

Facebook profile cover photos have different dimensions and aspect ratios for both desktop and mobile which can be a pain to wrap your head around. To make things easy, I've combined the two into a single size that works great for both screens. On mobile, you'll see the entire image (except for the bottom-center portion covered by the profile picture) and on a desktop, the top and bottom will be cropped out of view. Suh-weet!

Take a peek at my Facebook Profile to see this size in use.

Facebook Page Cover Photo Template

1280 x 720 pixels — Updated September 2017

Just like Facebook profiles, Facebook page cover photos also have different dimensions and aspect ratios for both desktop and mobile. The sizes even differ from Facebook profiles. Argh! So, to make things extra-extra easy, the templates for both Facebook profiles and pages use the same size. On mobile, you'll see the entire image and on a desktop, just a tiny bit more of the top and bottom will be cropped out of view. Easy-peasy.

Take a peek at my Facebook Page to see this size in action.

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Facebook Group Cover Photo Template

1280 x 720 pixels — Updated September 2017

Facebook group cover photos also have different dimensions and aspect ratios for both desktop and mobile views. Thankfully, we're able to use the same cover photo template size as profiles and pages. Woot! On mobile, you'll see the entire image and on a desktop, a little more of the top and bottom will be cropped out of view.

Join the #ChasingThankYou Facebook group to see this cover photo template in action.

Facebook Event Cover Photo Template

1280 x 720 pixels — Updated September 2017

Facebook event cover photos also have different dimensions for both desktop and mobile views. Fortunately, we're able to use the same cover photo template size as profiles, pages, and groups but it will crop a little differently. On both mobile and desktop, a little bit of the top and bottom will be cropped out of view.

Check out this Facebook event to see the cover photo template in action.

Facebook Notes Cover Photo Template

1280 x 720 pixels — Updated September 2017

Facebook notes cover photos also have different dimensions for both desktop and mobile views. But again, we're able to use the same cover photo template size as but it will crop a little differently. On mobile, you'll see the entire image and on a desktop, a little bit of the top and bottom will be cropped out of view.

Check out this Facebook note to see the template in action.

Twitter Cover Photo Template

Twitter Cover Photo Template (1500 x 500)
1500 x 500 pixels — Updated September 2017

Twitter social covers also called a header photo or Twitter banner is one of the few cover photos where the desktop and mobile layouts are very similar. This makes it a little easier to control how you want your cover photo to appear but there are some challenges. The Twitter banner resizes and the position of your profile picture shifts sideways depending on the width of the browser. With this in mind, keep any important content to the center or the righthand side and you should be great.

Take a peek at my Twitter Profile to see this template in action.

Google+ Cover Photo Template

Google+ Cover Photo Template (1600 x 900)
1600 x 900 pixels — Updated September 2017

The Google+ cover photo, also called a banner or header, is the easiest of the cover photos to work with which should be no surprise coming from the internet behemoth. It displays at a standard 16:9 aspect ratio on both desktop and mobile views with no dynamic resizing to worry about. Google+ cover photos do have a few spots where your profile name and profile picture overlay the cover photo but they're pretty minimal and unobtrusive. When someone views your profile the web page will have automatically scrolled down about 130 pixels which will temporarily hide the top content of your Google+ cover photo until they scroll up.

Take a peek at my Google+ Profile to see this size in action.

LinkedIn Background Photo Templates

LinkedIn Cover Photo Template (1600 x 400)

LinkedIn social covers also called background photos, banner photos or header photos have undergone several different layout changes in recent years. This has made keeping up with the different LinkedIn background sizes pretty time-consuming. But I enjoy the visual detective work, so I hope you find the following LinkedIn cover templates helpful.

LinkedIn Profile Cover Photo Template

1600 x 400 pixels — Updated September 2017

LinkedIn Profile cover photos are currently the easiest of the two LinkedIn backgrounds to deal with. On desktop, your entire cover photo will be visible except for a small half-circle at the center of the bottom which is covered by your profile picture.

Take a peek at my LinkedIn Profile to see this template in action.

LinkedIn Company Cover Photo Template

1600 x 800 pixels — Updated September 2017

The LinkedIn company cover photo also called the hero image, has two different layouts depending on the information that the company page admins have added.

Good News: Fortunately, the layouts are similar enough that we can use the same cover photo template for both.

Bad News: Because of the LinkedIn company cover photo's size and because the cover photo scales with the width of the browser window, it's quite a pain to get any specific visual elements to appear without being cropped or covered.

For this reason, and LinkedIn's constant layout changes, I don't recommend spending a lot of time trying to get your LinkedIn company cover photo to look perfect.

Check out my LinkedIn Company Page to see this size in action.

LinkedIn Article Cover Photo Template

1600 x 800 pixels — Updated September 2017

The LinkedIn article cover photo also called the article header image, has two different layouts, full width or boxed. The cover photo in the full-width layout scales with the width of your browser and has a max height of 600 pixels. The LinkedIn article cover photo in the boxed layout is contained within a 744 x 400 pixel box. Images that are smaller than the container will be scaled up to fit the area's dimensions which will significantly lower the quality of the image. And images that are larger will be resized down with no loss in quality.

Check out a LinkedIn Article to see this size in action.

YouTube Channel Art Template

YouTube Channel Art Template
Youtube Channel Art Template (2560 x 1440)
2560 x 1440 pixels — Updated September 2017

The YouTube channel art photo is one of the only cover photos designed to be viewed on TVs. So, because of this, the YouTube Channel Art size is one of the largest although only a relatively small portion of it is viewable on desktop and mobile screens. The lighter rectangle in the center is where you want to keep your important visual elements. The partial circle on the left is where your channel icon will overlap your channel art in the mobile app.

Take a peek at my YouTube Channel to see this size in action.

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🔥 Let's Discuss!

What apps do you use to create your social covers? Is there a social media network you'd like to see added? Did they change the size again? Argh! 😜 Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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  1. Do you think Instagram or Pinterest will ever have a cover photos?

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