Guidelines for your Facebook Page’s Timeline Cover Photo

by cinta5 on February 29, 2012

The Timeline design will be coming to Facebook Pages on March 30th.  For now, admins can preview the design and publish it for public view if they’d like.

As you can see, the cover photo is prime real estate and I’m sure you’re thinking of all the possibilities you could do with it.  But, don’t get too excited because it wouldn’t be Facebook without some rules on how you can utilize it.

Guidelines for Timeline Cover Photo

According to Facebook’s Help Center, below is what you cannot do with your Timeline cover photo:

Cover images must be at least 399 pixels wide and may not contain:

  • Price or purchase information, such as “40% off” or “Download it at our website”
  • Contact information, such as web address, email, mailing address or other information intended for your Page’s About section
  • References to user interface elements, such as Like or Share, or any other Facebook site features
  • Calls to action, such as “Get it now” or “Tell your friends”

I’m sure over the next month we’ll be seeing some awesome ways businesses and brands use cover photos.  If you’ve come across some, feel free to share them in the comments section!

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