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Will your Facebook cover photo still work in the news feed?

By Suvi Chisholm:

You may have noticed a small change in your Facebook news feed over the last few weeks. Photos are a bit bigger and images in shared links are too.

And now when a friend "likes" a Page you see the Page's profile pic AND part of their cover photo. Yes, just part of the cover photo. So which part are you looking at? And how does this affect your Page's advertising requirements?

First, let's take a look at what a fan's friend sees in their News Feed:

Next, let's look at the Page's Timeline:

As you can see, just some of the cover photo is shown in the news feed. And the profile picture has also moved up overlapping more of the cover photo.

How it breaks down:

Two things to remember:

Go on, check your cover photo. How's it looking now?

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Posted by Suvi Chisholm on April 8, 2013 in advertising, facebook | See full archives