Since Facebook switched to the ‘Timeline’ view in late 2011, companies had a myriad of regulations put in front of them regarding what information could not be displayed on their cover photo. Facebook wanted the cover photo for business pages to be a visually appealing reflection of their brand and to not just display text regarding their company. Up until a few weeks ago, companies had the following restrictions on what could not be on a cover photo:
Without any official announcement, Facebook has now removed just about all of these rules so that companies can promote just about any information on their cover photo image. The only rule still in place is the 20% text rule. Your cover photo image still can’t have more than 20% of the image in text. What does this mean?
The Facebook cover photo is currently sized 851 pixels by 315 pixels. In order to stay within the 20% rule, your text should fall into one of the following sizes, the rest should be utilized for your graphics.
Certainly, there are other variations that can be created, but these sizes will stay within the rules and have an appealing layout on the cover photo image.
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