Facebook rolled out the Timeline feature some time ago and whether you like it or not it’s here to stay. It will become mandatory on March 30, 2012. The functionality of the storytelling layout is open for debate but the cover image is a big improvement!
This really gives you a billboard to put your brand out there and by combining it with the profile image you open up another jar of creativity.
Artwork by Giuseppe Draicchio
The cover image is positioned at the top and uses the full width of the Facebook interface.
The size is 851×315 pixels to be exact. That’s a lot of space to display your brand! There are sites available that will help you in setting up your cover image, just Google: timeline cover service. We have created a special template in Photoshop with the exact measurements and profile picture placement to set up cover images for our clients.