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The New Google Cover Image Size Dimensions

Google has just evolved their cover photo specifications for Google Plus pages, giving us much more space to work with! The new dimensions are so large that we had to create a new image, because our old cover photo ended up becoming blurry from up-scaling it.

The Size Dimensions For Google Plus’ New Cover Image

After doing a quick search, I found out that the maximum size your image can be is 2120(w) X 1192(h) pixels.

Please note: This was way too large, and slowed down the load times for our business page, so I don’t suggest using the maximum size.

The size that I suggest using for a new cover image for Google’s page is half of the maximum size. The minimum size is 1060(w) X 590(h) pixels.

The new layout does have a black transparent gradient, which is located behind the profile image and information that displays at the bottom of your cover image. If you are using a call to action within your cover photo, I suggest placing all of this information above this gradient. I estimated that the height is roughly about 150 pixels. Keep in mind the Google page is responsive to the resolution size of your screen, and this is why I decided to go with 150 pixels.

Below is a diagram I created for you to use when you design your new cover photo for your Google personal or business pages.

New Google Cover Image Dimensions and Size

Here is the dimensions I used to create our new Google Cover Image.

Use Animated Gifs Within Your Google Plus Cover Image

That’s right! You can create an animate gif to use for your new Google plus cover image. We took the extra time to make our page stand out, and we suggest that you do the same.

What do you think about our new Google Plus cover image? Our goal is to achieve a very similar design like our new website’s.

Ideas and Pixels New Cover Photo With The Google's New Cover Photo Sizes

Our New Cover Image – Click and Circle Us on Google+

Matt Valvano writing for Ideas and Pixels

Matt Valvano

Matt has a very extensive experience of print and web design. He is an effective team player known for creativity, flexibility, distributing skills, managing, working with others and producing high quality, effective works of art within a deadline.

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  • http://affinitycentre.co.uk/ Ian Tomlinson

    Thanks for this information> I’m trying to get my head round how to do this cover sheet!

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  • http://www.gopromotional.com/ GoPromotional

    Only just got onto this – but it looks like a great new update which allows user to clearly get much more creative with the cover photo and build an inspirational eye-catching page – thanks for this.

    • http://ideasandpixels.com/ Matt Valvano

      Your welcome! Google actually has been pumping all sorts of new features out and not just with Google+. I have noticed a few interesting updates with Google Chrome, Keyword Planner, Analytics and their Webmaster Tools. Looking forward in testing all of these new concepts, during my off days!

  • Ellen

    thank you for this post — I prefer to present as professional as possible a profile, and google seems more geared towards competing with facebook, etc. this is very helpful!

  • Helen Shen

    Hi I created a cover image following that dimension- looked good. However, today when I opened up my google page they have changed the layout- and cropped out parts of my cover image… Could you kindly let me know the new dimension? When I upload a new image google doesn’t really follow what we have chose (still croping a bit of each side…)
    Thanks!

    • http://ideasandpixels.com/ Matt Valvano

      Hey Helen,

      Sorry about the late response, I was on vacation! I did a little digging and hopefully you found it by now, but the new dimensions are 2120px by 1192px, aspect ratio 16×9.

      I will update this blog post later today with a new guide!

      Thanks for the heads up.
      – Matt

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