Facebook Profile Picture Size

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Did you know that you don’t have to have a small square profile pic on Facebook?  Did you know that Facebook gives you much more space to have a bigger {taller} profile pic?  Perhaps you have seen them.  Here’s what mine looks like:

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So how do you go about changing yours to take advantage of the space?  Let me give you the dimensions first.  Your picture can be a maximum width of 180 px.  But the height can vary.  The maximum height is 540 and I recommend you just stick with 180 x 540 but you can make it shorter if you prefer.

Open up your favorite design software and make your banner.  I recommend using a picture or logo for sure.  And since you have all this space I also highly recommend putting your blog name on the banner somewhere.  But from there, design it how you want.  Remember that it is a smaller space so lots of wording will be hard to read.  Simpler is better.

Once you have it designed, upload it to facebook just like you would any profile pic.  And viola there it is.

But wait, Facebook cropped it all wierd to use in your news feeds.  What now?  Here is how they cropped mine:

And here is how it looked throughout the site:

Doesn’t look so great does it?  Lets fix it.  Hover over your profile pic and click on Change Picture.

On the next screen look below your pic.  It will say Edit Thumbnail.  Click on that.

Once you click on Edit thumbnail, a box will popup and look like this:

See how it says Drag the image to adjust.  That means you can hold down your mouse button on your Profile Picture and move the pic up and down.  This allows you to choose where you would like it cropped.  Once you’ve got it where you want it, click save.  And there you have it.  One Facebook Banner Profile Picture. You can now enjoy using it all over Facebook.  If you have any questions, I’m happy to help.  Just leave a comment and I will get back with you.  Thanks for reading.




  1. You totally rock! I was going to pay someone an *obscene* amount {I only say that now, after I was able to do it in Picasa in 10 minutes with your directions}. So, excited to have a big girl FB button ;)

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  3. Awesome! What a great tutorial! Heading to fb to do this right now!! Thanks! ~Lori
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  4. Okay, I cannot get this to work! I love the idea and created a collage that looks best at 130 x 540, but fb keeps telling me to “Try to pick something closer to a square” Grrrr. Any suggestions? Thanks!!
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