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Explained : The Perfect Facebook Group Cover Photo Size

Explained : The Perfect Facebook Group Cover Photo Size

Having the perfect Facebook group cover photo is pretty important.

It’s the first thing a visitor will see when they hop on your group page, which is why it should be eye-catching, explanatory of your group’s purpose, but most of all, have the right size.

Facebook keeps throwing us for a whirlwind by changing their Facebook group cover photo size every year, or sometimes even twice a year.

Keeping up with the size you need to use on your group cover photo can be difficult.

That is why we decided to give you all the specifics about the correct group cover photo size, the perfect placement of text and images, and everything in between.

The Facebook Group Cover Photo Size

The ideal size for the perfect Facebook group cover photo size is 1640 pixels wide by 856 pixels tall (or an aspect ratio of 1.91:1).

We recommend this size for the best results and for the minimum auto-cropping of your group cover photo.

The Facebook group cover photo size has changed a lot in the past few years.

For example, in 2017, Facebook updated its group cover photo size, but it proved to not work on different devices.

The group photo would look great on a desktop, but then, on the mobile view, it wouldn’t fit on the screen and would be completely cut off.

Then again, in 2018, they changed the group cover photo size twice, but that too was kind of a flop.

So it was kind of confusing for a while to know what size works best for the Facebook group cover photo.

But luckily for us now, it’s been fixed, and if you use the perfect size that we’re going to talk about, this is what it’ll look like on mobile, and it will look good on desktop view as well.

Have you ever designed the perfect Facebook group cover photo, then uploaded it to your group, only to find that it had cut off half your image, text, or important details?

Honestly, it’s the worst.

Making a great looking Facebook cover photo, only to find that it doesn’t match Facebook’s group cover photo specifications.

But when you use the size 1640 x 856 px, it’ll give you that perfect 1.91:1 aspect ratio.

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This size will also work on both mobile and desktop.

No need to worry about your Facebook group cover photo looking awkward on one view and perfect on the other.

However, there’s a catch.

Whenever you upload your group cover photo to Facebook, there will be a slight auto-cropping top and bottom on desktop.

Don’t worry, though. We have more details on that if you keep reading.

Now, if you don’t use this 1640 x 856 size, then you put yourself at risk for having your photo being cropped in a way that you don’t want it to be.

Just take a look at the examples below:

Source: Marvel Collector’s Exchange
Source: Gym Box Club
Source: Dog Training 101

You can see that the main text is about half-way cut out of the group cover photo. It kind of looks sloppy, and a lot of important details are missing. 

Since it’s the first thing that stands out to a visitor, your Facebook group cover photo needs to be top-notch and professional—just like you.