Facebook Timeline Changes the Size of Profile Images

Just when you think you’ve gotten accustomed to the new timeline layout, Facebook has changed the size of the profile picture on all pages, which means both your personal and business pages will need a quick refresh.

This change may require you to update both your profile photo and your cover image.

The new Facebook profile picture size is 160 x 160 pixels, which is noticeably larger than the old size of 125 x 125 (as you can see by Coca-Cola images below).

On April 26, Facebook automatically made this update. It’s a minor change but a must to fix.

It’s also important to note that Facebook crops images when generating a thumbnail, so part of the image you use will be lost. This is why many users and brands end up dragging the image so it’s either centered or positioned correctly.

Facebook asks that you upload a profile picture that is 180 x 180 pixels and it will crop the image automatically.

Lastly, the new Facebook profile picture size changes the image position slightly. It now sits at 23 pixels from the left and 210 pixels from the top of the page. Again, you can see from the Coca-Cola images below there is a clear difference between old and new.

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