Creating a Cover Image for Your Chicago Business Facebook Page

Your cover image is the first thing fans will see when they land on your facebook business page; use it to tell a compelling story about your business.

Your goal is to create a first impression without hard-selling. The cover image is 850 x 315 pixels and there are specific rules about what you can and cannot put on it.

Facebook won’t allow you to use calls to action like “Sign up today” or “Join our email list” in your cover photo. You also can’t include contact information such as a web address, or reference any interface elements such as ‘Share’ or ‘Like’.


A cover is the larger photo at the top of your timeline, right above your profile picture. Note: Like your profile picture, cover images are public, which means anyone visiting your timeline will be able to see them.

We’ve found that people have a better experience viewing your timeline when they see a cover that is as unique and individualized as you are. This helps people learn more about you. It also helps us prevent spam, fake profiles, and other content that can detract from your experience on Facebook. An easy way to ensure your cover image is unique is to choose an image from your life, like a photo from a wedding, day at the beach, or birthday party. If you want to use a photo to show solidarity or express support for a cause or organization, you can still post a status or a photo and star it on your timeline.

To add a cover image to your timeline:

  1. Go to your timeline
  2. Click Add a Cover
  3. Choose whether you want to upload a new photo or pick a photo from one of your existing photo albums
  4. Once you choose a photo, you can reposition it by clicking on the image and dragging it up or down
  5. Click Save

Note: Your cover image has to be at least 720 pixels wide.

If your Chicago business needs assistance with your facebook page, contact the Chicago Facebook experts at Costa Technologies today for a free estimate by calling us at 630-393-0460 or filling out the online Facebook contact form below.