How to Add Cover Photos on Facebook

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Beginner’s Guide to Adding Facebook Cover Photos

Beginner's Guide to Adding Facebook Cover Photos

An 18-year-old teenager in Lagos, Ifeoma, has just bought her very first iPhone. After working for 6 months in a popular fast food restaurant, Mr. Bigg’s.

His savings were a bit more than the price of an iPhone 7+ used in London. She bounced on the way back and her feet barely touched the ground. Unlike her old iTel phone, the iPhone had all the apps she dreamed of exploring, especially Facebook.
She can’t wait to start exchanging jokes and messages with her friends, especially those who laughed at her for not having a “navigation phone”. Her boyfriend, Charles, taught her how to use an iPhone months ago, and she’s no stranger to this device.

However, the only thing stopping him from connecting with his friends is the inability to create his Facebook profile. She opened an account, but she can’t add a cover photo to her Facebook profile. How are my friends going to recognize me if I don’t have a cover photo, she sniffled.

If you’re like Ifeoma and you don’t know how to add cover photos on Facebook, this guide is for you.

What is a cover photo?

What is a cover photo?

There are two photos at the top of your Facebook profile. The larger is the cover photo, while the smaller is the profile photo. The cover photo can increase brand awareness and your philosophies/beliefs. It can also present products in 360 degrees.

Besides the profile photo, the cover photo can be used to set the tone for your Facebook profile/business page.
What is the recommended size for a Facebook cover photo

The recommended size for a Facebook cover photo is 820 by 462 pixels, although Facebook adjusts your cover photo to 820 by 312 pixels on PC and 640 by 360 on mobile.

Types of Facebook Cover Photos

Types of Facebook Cover Photos

When searching for the perfect Facebook cover for your page or personal profile, there are several options you can consider. You can experiment with a basic photo, a 360 degree image, a collage photo, and a video.

Basic picture

There are limitless ways to represent your brand on Facebook by getting creative with how you juxtapose your profile picture with your cover photo. A base image can be a blank theme, a random image of you, loved ones, or a graphic image with a call to action or tagline on it. For example, Nike uploaded their logo to their profile picture and used their “just do it” slogan as their cover photo.

You can create an optical illusion that makes your profile picture and cover photo look like one. Two good examples are on the Carlsberg and Captain Morgan USA pages.

The Carlsberg profile page is designed to look like a bottle of Carlsberg is emptying into a glass cup on the left side of the profile picture. The Captain Morgan USA page is structured the same as the Nike page, but the logo on their bottle blends seamlessly with the entire bottle to make it look like one. Perfect!

360 picture

360 degree images give observable panoramic detail of a location where the shot was captured. This type of photo gives you a real view of a particular place, say a building, car, mountain view, ocean area or space. A person who visits your Facebook page will be able to navigate in all directions via your cover photo. That’s great!

Facebook allows users to take and upload 360 images only on the Facebook iOS or Android apps.

photo collage

Creating a collage photo on Facebook is quite simple. All you have to do is choose multiple images when uploading to Facebook. You cannot include more than six images in a collage created by Facebook.

However, you can add more images to a collage if you use external photo editors like Canva or Adobe Lightroom. Don’t forget to consider the recommended dimensions/pixels when creating your collage cover photo externally.

Cover video

Instead of uploading a static photo to your Facebook cover, why not upload your favorite video. The only downside of the Facebook cover video is that it’s only available for business pages. You cannot upload a video to your page.
In April 2021, Facebook removed the feature on business pages. As a result, Page owners are left with cover photos, 360-degree photos, and slideshow options.

Slideshow

Like Cover Videos, Cover Slideshows are only useful for brand owners with Facebook Pages. A slideshow is a video presentation consisting of images that fade in and out for a specified duration.

How to Select a Facebook Cover Photo

At the time of writing, there is no way for users to make a cover photo private. Every image you upload as a cover photo is visible to the public. We’ll walk you through uploading a 360 image, collage photo, and slideshow as your Facebook cover.

How to upload a facebook cover photo

How to upload a facebook cover photo

  1. Tap the menu icon (with three parallel horizontal lines) and click on your Facebook username.
  2. Tap the camera icon at the bottom right of your cover photo.
  3. Click “upload photo” to move an image from your device or desktop. If you want to add a photo that has already been uploaded to Facebook, click “select from album”.
  4. Not satisfied with focus area, drag image to adjust.
  5. Click “Set as cover photo”.

How to Upload a 360 Degree Photo to Facebook

  1. Tap the Facebook icon for IOS and Android
  2. Tap “photo/video” at the top of your feed.
  3. Choose a 360° photo.
  4. Choose an audience, then tap publish.
  5. To set a 360 degree photo as the cover.
  6. Tap the menu icon (with three parallel horizontal lines) and click on your Facebook username.
  7. Click the edit icon at the bottom right of your cover photo.
  8. Tap “take a new 360 photo”.
  9. Press the light blue circle button. An arrow will appear on the screen. Move left to capture 360° detail of your surroundings. When done, preview the 360 ​​degree photo.
  10. Then click Save if you want to continue uploading the photo.

How to Make a Facebook Cover Photo Collage

How to Make a Facebook Cover Photo Collage

  1. Tap the menu icon (with three parallel horizontal lines) and click on your Facebook username.
  2. Tap the camera icon at the bottom right of your cover photo.
  3. Click “upload photo” to move an image from your device or desktop. If you want to add a photo that has already been uploaded to Facebook, click “select from album”.
  4. Add up to six photos.
  5. Drag to adjust and click save.

How to upload slideshow as facebook cover video

  1. Tap the menu icon (with three parallel horizontal lines) and click on your Facebook username.
  2. Tap edit at the bottom right of your cover photo.
  3. Choose “create slideshow”.
  4. choose the images you want in the preferred order. You cannot choose more than five images.
  5. Press “save changes”.
  6. Your photo slideshow will appear in no time.

Final Thoughts

It’s unclear why Facebook discontinued the video cover feature, but you should subscribe to our newsletter to be updated when Facebook brings the feature back. You will also receive regular advice on best practices from Facebook. Stay tuned.

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