Updates to the Facebook Timeline Cover — Have You Fixed Your Page?

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As you may know, the one thing inevitable in social media is change.

On April 26, 2012 — not even a full month after launching the new timeline layout for Facebook Pages — Facebook changed the size of the profile image that is inset in all cover photos. This change applies to both personal Facebook Profiles and brand Pages.

We’ve updated our recent post on Facebook Timeline Cover Images with the new dimensions.

For some Pages, the change did not really affect the appearance of the cover photo design. But for other Pages (you’ll see a before-and-after in the post), you can see how the enlarged profile icon covered up important parts of the cover photo design. Be sure to let your Facebook friends know they should check if their cover photo is still looking good!

Check out the updated Timeline Cover Image post here.

About the Author: Danielle Glick is the Social Media Director & President of DGdesign, a social media agency that helps brands meet their business goals via strategic marketing. Connect with Danielle on Twitter @SocialMediaDFW.

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  1. Cool, thanks for the heads-up!

  2. Thanks for the mention this update

  3. Constant and unpredictable changes by the children at Facebook are one of several reasons why I am no longer on Facebook.

  4. You’re welcome!

  5. Yap, already updated. Thanks for mention.

  6. Thanks so much for the heads up – of course the cover images for several FB pages I manage must now be edited!

    Twitter keeps altering the dimensions for their background images too. I’ve built a number of beautiful Twitter pages that are now obsolete – aarrggg – so frustrating!!!

  7. Strange there was no prior warning for this after the huge awareness campaign around the original switchover

  8. I’m glad that Fiverr cost $5 for a facebook timeline cover image. Whenever things like this change I can get a cheap cover for my facebook page or my google + profile.

    It seems like Facebook changes a lot, more than I would hope for.