Jump to: Google Plus Cover Photo Dimensions
Today Google announced a major redesign for their social network. There is certainly to be a lot of hate, but overall I like it. One notable change not being talked about to much that impacts me as the manager of our page was the addition of a Cover Photo in the same vein as Facebook pages.

Google has auto-switched to the format and included a JV looking default image. I tried Google for the proper Google+ cover photo dimensions but couldn’t find it. I tried using our Facebook cover but it was too small, which is where they finally included some helpful messaging about its size.

Google+ Cover Photos

Google+ Cover Photo Dimensions

Google Plus Cover Photo Width: 940 pixels wide
Google Plus Cover Photo Height: 180 pixels tall
These Google+ dimensions differ from the Facebook cover so one does not simply reuse there Facebook cover which is a little inconvenient. It is amazing how similar Google made this style to Facebook’s design of their pages. Seems like they are invited the copying little brother criticism.

Default Google+ Cover Photo

Google+ Cover Photo Tiles Options

If you don’t have an image that fits the ultra wide and stout dimensions for a true cover photo, Google allows you to select a set of five smaller images instead. With this approach you will still have a slightly larger image in the right with your original logo/avatar.
Google Plus Cover Photo Tiles Option

SeatGeek’s Cover Photo

What do you think? This is rough as we haven’t taken the time to do a custom design for this format but it will work in the meantime. What would you recommend we use? For one, the test isn’t in an ideal position…

seatgeeks google plus profile

Click the image below to see our Google Plus Cover Photo size 940×180.