All Facebook users out there are pretty much familiar with its new application, Timeline. This unique application has been a huge hit among Facebook users for the good visual experience it offers to the profile users as well as the profile visitors. The popularity of Timeline among Facebook users has given rise to several interesting features that improve the appearance of the Timeline. Facebook covers are one among such interesting accessories.
In this article, we will discuss Facebook covers and how they spice up your Facebook profile page.
What are Facebook covers?
A Facebook cover is a large picture which rests on top of your profile page/timeline. A typical Facebook cover has a resolution of 851X315 pixels. We can use any picture of our choice. However, pictures with the mentioned size work well as a cover photo and make your timeline look more appealing. These covers are different from the profile picture which resides on the bottom left corner of the cover in the timeline.
Why add Facebook covers to your profile?
Are you still wondering how a Facebook cover can improve your profile page’s look? Here are few reasons why.
Profile page looks more attractive: Bored with the same old, dull profile page, many Facebook users are now adding timeline to their profiles. Interestingly, a timeline-enabled profile has one-fourth of its space spared for entertaining pictures. Hence, by updating the space with various interesting, beautiful, crazy and unique Facebook covers, your profile page is all set to attract many eyes.
Provide better picture clarity: If we really see the resolution of Facebook’s previous profile picture, it was hardly 200 pixels, featuring smaller images with all the details squeezed in. Whereas, in case of timeline, the display size for your profile image and resolution (851×315 pixels) has increased immensely and facilitates the uploading of clear and high-detailed images. Facebook covers adhere to this size, and hence offer a something more appealing to the eye.
Images and quotes express your thoughts: One can find a huge collection of quotes and images in different categories like art, fun, entertainment, music, photography, love sports, and so on. As your mood or current situation changes, you can change your Facebook cover to reflect this.
Customized covers help project your own ideas: Sites that offer Facebook covers, also provide an option to create your own Facebook cover. This option lets you create customized images for your profile according to your likes/dislikes and to suit your personality. For many, this is the most interesting way of personalizing one’s own profile page.
Another great way to customize your timeline cover is to make a cover photo made from a collection of childhood photos, high school photos or graduate photos. Your timeline will look more unique and it’s a great way to share your memories with your family and friends.
It’s very interesting how the Facebook profile continues to evolve, and the timeline and Facebook cover is a driving force behind that. Sites continue to build new and interesting applications to help users create unique Facebook covers, and this will be a trend that continues for years as users adapt to the timeline profile.