Facebook Changing Maximum Size of Photos, Profile Pictures

Facebook’s Platform team has just posted a note about a couple of potentially breaking upcoming changes to the way Facebook handles user photos and profile pictures. Here’s the upshot for developers:

1) Increased Maximum Photo Size Coming Tomorrow

Starting tomorrow, Wednesday, January 20, Facebook is increasing the maximum size of photos to 720 pixels from 604. Facebook says it is releasing this feature to a small number of users at first, but will be rolling it out to everyone over the “next three weeks.” Developers using  the photo FQL table or photos.get to return the src_big image will need to update their apps.

2) Decreased Profile Picture Size Coming Soon

Facebook also says it is changing the maximum size of profiles pictures to 180 x 540 (down from 200 x 600) “in the next few weeks.” You may need to change your apps if you are getting the pic_big image from the user FQL table or users.getInfo, or are rendering the normal profile picture with fb:profile-pic, according to Facebook.

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  4. Facebook: Image sizes are changing « conradchavez.com | the blog says:

    [...] will display, time to reprogram your brain (and your Photoshop actions/Lightroom presets). The insidefacebook.com blog reports that the maximum photo dimension on Facebook is going up to 720 pixels on a side, but the maximum [...]

  5. Sacramento Wedding Photographers says:

    Thanks for sharing, very useful information! Much appreciated..

  6. Casino says:

    It doeasn’t work!
    It say that I should change the larger of the picture!

  7. Karine Rami says:


    Useful informations


  8. Heart Thoughts says:

    Thanks for the info. But the page profile image is losing clarity after uploading.

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