The New Facebook Rules

Have you heard about the new Facebook cover photo rules? The team released a few weeks ago that you can put calls to action or your website on your business’ page. There are still text restrictions – the biggest being that cover photos may not contain more than 20% text. 

Clipped straight from Facebook’s Page Guidelines:

“All covers are public. This means that anyone who visits your Page will be able to see your cover. Covers can’t be deceptive, misleading, or infringe on anyone else’s copyright. You may not encourage people to upload your cover to their personal timelines. Covers may not include images with more than 20% text.”

Since this rule is relatively new, most people have not changed their cover photos. Jump ahead of the competition now and start thinking of ways that you can change up your photo to boost your business.

Keep in mind that this 20% rule applies to advertisements, promoted posts, and sponsored stories.

Facebook provided an in depth explanation of this rule and included photos. Here is an example of a photo that is acceptable and one that is unacceptable:

So, how can you tell how much of your photo is text? This free tool – paavo!

How are you going to use this new rule to your advantage? Share here!

About the Author:

After studying graphic design at the University of Georgia, Jill held several positions in media and marketing including Art Director, Editor and Marketing Director. As a student of dance, she has spent plenty of time in children’s activity centers and puts that experience to work for her in the work she does with Jackrabbit. In addition to her interest in dance, Jill also enjoys sports, gourmet cooking, entertaining, singing and spoiling her five grandchildren.

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