Facebook Removes Cover Photo Text Limitations; Cover Photo Apps Gain New Life

Wednesday, 03 July 2013

Well that was fast. Just a day after Facebook removed the 20% or less text restriction from cover photos for pages, Cover Photo applications have come out of the woodwork to help turn Facebook into the new MySpace.

First up, Coverbud, an app for Facebook users, not Pages, that allows them to customize and “decorate” Facebook cover images. I haven’t tried it yet, but looking at a few screenshots gave me serious déjà vu back to the old days of Facebook, where your profile included a bulletin board-esque section adorned with apps that included travel maps, family trees and pieces of flair, among other things. Expect to see a lot more bling in the Newsfeed.

EasyCover24 is for the business side, allowing Page Admins to schedule changes to their Cover Photo. While I’m not sure that this is technology we needed (how often are you updating that thing anyway?) it speaks to the direction that Facebook is moving in as it tries to keep up with itself and adapt to advertisers’ needs and wants.

What do you think about Cover Photos, personally or for your business? Are you a “set ‘em and forget ‘em” kind of person, or are you interested in pimping out your profile?

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