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How to Choose a Great Profile Picture

Last updated April 4, 2012

With the introduction of Timeline, Facebook changed the display of profile picture for both Facebook users and pages. Prior to Timeline, profile pictures were of variable height, and often the best strategy was to use a narrow and tall image to maximize the use of screen space. Now, all profile pictures on Facebook are displayed as a square, whether in the News Feed or on the Page itself. Your Page’s profile picture is overlaid on the bottom left corner of your Facebook page, and just to the left of your Page’s name and number of “likes”. Both the design and positioning of the profile picture allows for some creativity, but the degree to which you use either requires some strategy and a consideration of your available resources.

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