Facebook Removes Timeline Cover Marketing Barrier – No More 20% Rule!

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Yesterday Palo Alto based, social giant Facebook made a revision to Facebook Pages Terms and we noticed one omission regarding Timeline Cover photos. In the past covers could only contain 20% text. Not that many of us abiding by the terms, as we have no real way of measuring other than with our eyeballs.

The new terms regarding “Cover” state:


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.

Although the main page for Facebook Guidelines show revisions on July 1st, 2013, the Facebook help center continually states that the cover photo can’t contain more than 20% text.

Do you think they just haven’t gotten around to changing the website?

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Are you as excited as we are about this?! Let us know what this means for your Facebook Timeline branding in the comments!

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Christi Tasker

Christi Tasker

Hey! I always love hearing your thoughts & feedback on my articles. Please feel free to comment below with questions, answers, or other useful solutions. Hey! I'm Christi Tasker, the Chief Entertainment Officer (that means I do too much to list) of @PuTTinOuT, a Las Vegas based social media marketing firm serving businesses, brands, and celebrities worldwide. If that doesn't sound like enough, a couple of years ago I was crazy enough to author The Power of Pinterest book. I also travel the world conducting television interviews and speaking. At my speaking engagements and on my blogs I love to share and educate audiences of CEOs, small business owners, real estate professionals, retailers, interior designers, bloggers, and even wedding professionals to use tactics that we discover everyday while managing social media communities for our clients. Please leave a comment or a question. It's total motivation for me to keep writing. Without comments I don't know that you're reading.