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You're scrolling through your Facebook feed and you see a small thumbnail -- and then you scroll further and see a big, bold photo that grabs your attention -- which are you more likely to click on? If you're like us, the big photo will naturally draw your eye. So, as a small business owner working to spread the word about your brand, why would you stick to using small thumbnails that people will likely pass over in their newsfeed when you can be using stronger, bigger visuals that actually capture attention?

Here's how to leave those thumbnails in the dust and replace them with attention-grabbing images!

  1. First, find or create an image (ideally 403px by 403px) that you would like to include in your Facebook status and save it to your computer
  2. On your Facebook page, insert your desired link under “Status." Facebook will automatically pull in a thumbnail from the link, like this:

how to make facebook photos pop

Yikes! Do not post yet- we've got to fix this biz up. Click the x in the upper righthand corner of the box that contains your new link:

how to make facebook photos bigger

Click “Photo/Video” then “Upload Photos/Video” like this:

make facebook photos bigger

Find the photo on your computer that you would like to upload to the Facebook post and select it.

increase size of facebook photo on timneline

Click “Post” then voila! A big, pretty image, like this:

example of a big facebook photo on timeline

Much better, huh? If you liked this trick, spread the word by clicking to tweet below:

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4 Comments on How To: Make Your Facebook Photos Bigger

  1. LaptopsAndHeels
    September 30, 2013 at 8:55 pm (6 years ago)

    This is great, thanks for the tip! I just tried it on my Facebook page:)

    • One Woman Shop
      September 30, 2013 at 9:14 pm (6 years ago)

      Glad it helped 🙂 Let us know if you start seeing any change in engagement on your page!

  2. Isaac
    October 30, 2013 at 10:59 pm (6 years ago)

    Is this only applicable to fanpage and not on regular individual fb acccounts?

    • One Woman Shop
      October 31, 2013 at 2:18 pm (6 years ago)

      It works for individual Facebook accounts too 🙂


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