How to Customize Page Tab Images on Facebook
Did you know that you can easily customize the image of your tabs on Facebook? Yes! Now you can get rid of those ugly icons that are cramping your page’s style and add something visually appealing and consistent with your company/brand. Not only does this feature improve the look and feel of your Facebook page, it’s another opportunity to spread your marketing message. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to customize the page tab images on Facebook.
Click the drop down menu and then select the pencil icon of the tab you want to change the image for. Click “Edit Settings”.
This box will pop up:
Click “Change”. You can also adjust the name of your tab if you wish.
After you click “Change”, you will be directed to the screen above. Note that it tells you the PAGE you are editing the tab for, and which application. In this case we are editing the Cypress North Facebook page and the application to our blog’s RSS feed.
Click “Change” again. You will now be prompted to upload a Page Tab Image. Note: The image cannot be larger than 111 x 74 pixels. If it is, then it will be re-sized and converted. Your best bet is to create your image to the exact specifications.
Upload your image and say hello to your new Page Tab image!
Here’s an example of Facebook’s Facebook page:
And that’s how you add a custom image to your Facebook tab. Now go out and do it!
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Tineke Enrighton June 27, 2012 Reply
I have tried to customize my facebook tabs. But, when I click on ‘Edit Settings’ the box that comes up only has the option to ‘remove’ the tab not ‘change’ it. Do you know why this is? Many thanks
Tiffanyon June 27, 2012 Reply
Hi Tineke, I haven’t run into that issue yet. Without actually seeing which tab you’re trying to edit, I don’t know how much help I can be. I checked on our Cypress North FB page and was able to change any of the custom tabs that we added to the page. The Map box or the “Likes” box; however, are unable to be edited. Hope that helps.
Christian Karasiewiczon January 22, 2013 Reply
Tineke, what app did you install on the Facebook Page? Some have restrictions – such as changing the landing page tab image.
Carolynon August 7, 2013 Reply
I am experiencing the same problem as Tiffany. It does not give me an option. I’m just trying to change the Events tab and the Videos tab for now.
Tiffany Tchengon August 7, 2013 Reply
Hi Carolyn, unfortunately, not all apps (including the Events and Videos) allow you to customize the thumbnail image.
Sweet Perezon March 8, 2013 Reply
Every time I try to upload a custom image for a tab I get the following error “The image you are trying to upload are invalid. It may be corrupt, of wrong file format or the wrong size.”. My image is not bigger than 111 x 74, but the size is 4 kb in a PNG type. Can you please let me know how to create my own custom image in the right type and correct size? If so, what program do you recommend? I created my image using Windows Paint. Thanks!
Tiffany Tchengon March 11, 2013 Reply
A PNG file should work fine. Have you tried saving your image in different file formats (like jpg) and uploading to FB?
I use Photoshop for all of my image editing needs.
Garretton April 15, 2013 Reply
I’m having the same issue. I have changed the size and format several times to try to correct this “issue”. I’m starting to think it is a bug in Facebook’s coding.
Tiffany Tchengon April 15, 2013 Reply
I just swapped out tabs yesterday on another page I manage, so it’s working for me just fine. I created tabs to the 111×74 image size, then saved as PNG files, and swapped them out. Once you upload the image, there isn’t a button that asks you to save, you just have to refresh the page to see the change.
Christian Karasiewiczon April 15, 2013 Reply
Facebook is a little buggy at times. Try clearing your cache and uploading the file again.
KC Keebyon April 24, 2013 Reply
Garrett, I found this blog post looking for a solution to the same annoyance you seemed to be having. I had a photo that I was trying to resize to the the right dimensions using Picasa. It’s a square image, so I made it 74X74 or below, and continued to get the same error you received. What finally got it to work for me was using the “resize” feature in Paint, and resizing to 111 X 74. Yes, it was skewed some, but not enough for me not to be happy. Additionally, to reduce skewing, I resized the square to 111, then cropped down length to 74. I could see what the length was simply by hovering my mouse over the image in the explorer window just prior to uploading it to the tab (you know, when selecting the image to upload right before the notorious error message?) Looks great!
Hope that helps someone who finds this blog post as I did. Thanks Tiffany!
Christian Karasiewiczon June 18, 2013 Reply
KC, this may help you (and everyone else on here). It’s an infographic featuring all of the sizes for posting content on a Facebook Page.
What I find works best is to size everything to these sizes. Facebook has a way of resizing images and they don’t always turn out how you think they will.
franceson June 16, 2013 Reply
I want to customise the name and tab image on my notes tab and my photos tab – but under the edit option all it gives me is to remove the tab. Is it possible to edit these tabs or just ones that you install separately?
Tiffany Tchengon June 18, 2013 Reply
Hi Frances, you are correct. You aren’t able to change the name or image of the notes or photos tab, only the tabs of apps you install.
Pradeepon July 9, 2013 Reply
Hi Tiffany, tried several times to change the image on my page
http://www.facebook,com/captain.story it just wont allow me to change the image despite the right size. It says some developers do not allow the change. I self created this and have heroku have the hosting … which I believe is free. Any thoughts. cheers
Tiffany Tchengon July 11, 2013 Reply
What is the name of the app that you are trying to customize?
Pradeepon July 11, 2013 Reply
Hi Tiffany … got it. Best to use picresize.com to get the right sizes. Other photoediting software doesn’t seem to work. Thanks for getting back
Christian Karasiewiczon July 16, 2013 Reply
That is correct. Not all images can be changed for some of the apps you have installed. It is up to the developer to allow this.
If you can send me a message through my Facebook Page – http://www.facebook.com/askck, I’m happy to take a look at it for you.
Sarah Masrion July 11, 2013 Reply
I have a Facebook page that I would like to edit and customize. I can provide all the artwork but do you or someone you know redesign Facebook pages?
Tiffany Tchengon July 11, 2013 Reply
What do you mean by “redesign” Facebook pages — can you be more specific?
Krysa Lynn Scogginson September 11, 2014 Reply
My page doesn’t even have the images, it only has the words listed across the top. How do I change that???
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