Facebook has been the world's largest social media network for a long time now, and a big reason for this is the sheer number of purposes it serves. Facebook is the best place to form social media groups, sell items to your friends, ask for recommendations... pretty much any task you need. One of Facebook's most useful features is the Facebook event. You can use the event platform to invite your friends to your party, concert, charity drive, and more, or ask them to join you at someone else's event.
The biggest part of your event is its banner photo. This is the first and largest thing people will see when you invite them to join you at an event, so it's important to get it right. Luckily, it's not hard to make an effective banner for your event! You can use any photo, but all banners will be cropped to an aspect ratio of 1.91:1. (Heard somewhere that it's 16:9? That's wrong – the top & bottom of your photo will be automatically cropped)
To prepare your Facebook banner image, you'll need to follow just 3 steps. Here's how to get started:
- Upload Your Photo to Kapwing
- Resize & Edit Your Photo
- Process, Download, & Add in Facebook
Step 1: Upload Your Photo to Kapwing
You can find your photos anywhere on the Internet (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google Images, Google Drive, etc.) since Kapwing lets you easily import pictures from almost any site. All you need to do is copy the link to the photo or its webpage. And if you’ve saved your pictures onto your device, just make sure you know where they’re located. If you're uploading photos from a computer, it's a good idea to have your file browser open, so you can click & drag your content into the Kapwing Studio.
To upload your content, just go to Kapwing.com and click “Start Editing.” Or, if you're already signed in, click "New Project," then "Start with Studio." This will take you to the Kapwing Studio, where you can use all of Kapwing’s editing tools in one place. Once you’re in the Studio, either select “Click to Upload” and search in your file browser, or paste the link to the picture you want to upload. If your picture is easily accessible, you can just drag & drop it into the Studio window, and it will upload automatically.
Step 2: Resize & Edit Your Photo
Since all Facebook event banners are automatically cropped to a 1.91:1 aspect ratio, it's a good idea to resize your photo to this size to begin with, so you can make sure it looks the way you want when you upload it to Facebook. In the Studio, click "Custom Size" from the resize options on the right-hand menu. The "OG Image" option is really close to the right aspect ratio, but to make sure your banner is exactly the right size, enter 1910 pixels for your picture's width and 1000 pixels for its height.
The best thing about a Facebook event banner is that nothing ever covers it up. Most other banner photos – on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook profiles, for example – have to make room for a profile picture partially covering the lower left part of the banner frame. Event banners, on the other hand, are shown entirely, so you can make use of all parts of the 1:91:1 canvas.
Step 3: Process, Download, & Add in Facebook
Once you've edited your picture to perfection and tilted it to the perfect degree, click "Publish" in the upper right-hand corner. Kapwing will automatically begin processing your tilted image, and it will be ready to download in under a second!
When your picture is finished processing, click “Download” from the right side of the screen. If you're on a smartphone, long-press on the image to download it to your camera roll. You can also click "Edit" to make more changes to the picture, like adding text, filters, shapes, or even animations. If your picture has a Kapwing watermark on it, just sign in and save the watermark-free image to your Workspace.
To use your banner photo, go to your Facebook homepage and find "Events" on the left side of the screen – if you're using the Facebook app, tap the bottom right button (it looks like 3 stacked lines) and choose "Events." Then, select "Create event" or "+Create" and put your event's page together. Simply hit on the camera icon on your phone, or the "Upload Photo or Video" button on your computer, and find the file you downloaded from Kapwing.
Remember to tag us @KapwingApp whenever you share your content on social media– we love to see what our creators are passionate about. And be sure to subscribe to the Kapwing Resources page – we’re constantly writing new tutorial and features to help you make the most out of Kapwing.