Facebook Scraps 20 Percent Text Rule On Pages’ Cover Images

Facebook appears to have quietly scrapped its rule that cover images on pages could not contain more than 20 percent text, which caused confusion amongst many page administrators.

In the social network’s last round of changes to the restrictions on cover images for pages, introduced in March, several rules were stricken, but the 20 percent rule remained in place.

Facebook marketing and page-management firm TabSite reported in a post on its blog that an update to the social network’s page guidelines, posted Monday, made no mention of the 20 percent rule.

TabSite posted the image below comparing the cover image sections of the page guidelines from July 1 and March 19.

Readers: Was this a good move by Facebook that will help alleviate confusion among page admins, or will pages’ cover images now be cluttered and unattractive?

20 percent image courtesy of Shutterstock.

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