People on Facebook have notoriously short attention spans. They are using social media for entertainment, to keep up with their friends and family, and if they don’t feel the content they’re looking at is accomplishing those things, they’re just going to keep scrolling or close the app.
That’s why, as a brand, it’s extremely important you have the ability to connect with them quickly and tell your story. Photo collages are a great way to communicate your brand story efficiently. By using a photo collage, you can help your audience understand a longer story with only a single glance, as opposed to counting on them to click through multiple photos in an album.
How to make a photo collage for Facebook is actually super easy, but you want to make sure you do it correctly.
In this post, we’ll cover tips on how to make a photo collage for a Facebook cover photo, profile, and post so you can be sure you have all your bases covered.
Let’s get started!
How to make a photo collage for a Facebook cover
Most of the people on Facebook are going to engage with your content in their feeds, not on your profile.
But the people that do visit your profile are extremely valuable.
Think about it—they’ve just taken the time away from their Newsfeed to check out your Page, the home base of your brand on Facebook, so you definitely want to make a good impression, and your cover is a big part of that.
Here’s how to create a photo collage for a Facebook cover.
Step 1 – Get your dimensions correct
Facebook covers are 820 x 312, so you’ll want to design your collage to that specification exactly so your collage will fit pixel-perfect inside Facebook.
Step 2 – Choose a template
Next, you’ll want to use a template to get the layout right. Templates make it easy to drag and drop your photos into place rather than have to manually layout each photo and frame.
Check out our free collage maker and all the different templates—from a simple layout of just two photos to a more complex grid.
Think about the story you want to tell and choose the photo grid that will help your audience visualize your brand story.
Step 3 – Add your photos
Now for the fun part—add your photos to your template. With Promo.com, it’s extremely easy to add photos and get them to fit into your collage perfectly.
Simply hit the “+” button and choose photos from your computer, cloud storage provider, or our library of thousands of photos.
You can search for topics that align with your brand, audience, and goals.
Once you get your photos inside the template, you can edit each one by clicking on the photo. You have options to zoom, rotate, and flip to get the perfect design.
There you have it—a pixel-perfect Facebook cover collage!
Note: If you really want to spice things up, you may want to try a video cover for Facebook. The Promo.com video cover tool allows you to get the right dimensions for your video and upload to Facebook, and it’s 100% free! You can also search our library of video clips to get the perfect footage for your brand.
How to make a photo collage for a Facebook profile
Now that you have a killer Facebook cover collage in place, why not take that same technique over to your profile?
The process for this starts off the same as the steps illustrated above.
When picking out a template, we suggest using one of the simpler grids without too many boxes. If you try to squeeze too many photos into your grid, many of them will show up too small for most people to see.
The size of your Facebook profile photo is 180 x 180 pixels. If you’re not sure what this will look like, you can always use our free image resizer tool to make sure you get the ideal look for your profile photo.
Need a more comprehensive list of Facebook picture and video sizes? Check out this related post: The best social media image sizes: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more.
Next, let’s look at how to create photo collages that will go out into the Facebook Newsfeeds of your audience.
How to make a photo collage for a Facebook post
As we mentioned in the beginning of this post, the majority of people who engage with you or your brand will do so from their Newsfeed, not your profile or Facebook page. That said, it makes sense to use collages in your Facebook posts so you can apply the same storytelling techniques we covered earlier to people who run across your content in their feeds.
Luckily, the process for making a photo collage for a Facebook post is basically the same as making one for a cover or profile.
Again, head over to the free collage maker on Promo.com. Choose your template, add your photos (or select some from our massive library of stock photos), and customize each photo. You can resize photos, add text, filters, watermarks, and stickers to bring your brand to life on Facebook.
And the great news is that you can double dip—this method works both for posts for your personal profile or your branded page!
As marketers, we need to learn how to tell engaging stories in order to connect with our audiences. However, because of the nature of social media, we often have very little time, few characters, and small spaces to unfold our stories. Photo collages are a great way to get your message across quickly and efficiently via social media.
We hope this post has helped you take your photo collage skills to the next level.