Facebook has recently announced that they have once again updated their guidelines for Page cover photos.  Under the old guidelines Pages were limited to a 80/20 ratio of image to text. Additionally there were restrictions on posting specials or deals, contact information, and calls to action such as "Like this page" or "Download our new song!".

The new guidelines are as follows:

"All covers are public. This means that anyone who visits your Page will be able to see your cover. Covers can't be deceptive, misleading, or infringe on anyone else's copyright. You may not encourage people to upload your cover to their personal timelines. Covers may not include images with more than 20% text."

As you may have noticed the restrictive aspects of the rule are gone. Now as long as there is still the ratio of 80% image to 20% text you may post calls to action, contact information, and deals/specials/sales. If you are looking for a great visual representation of what that means for a Page cover photo, Ignite Social Media has some great examples.

Will the new less restrictive cover photo guidelines impact your Page's cover photo? Are you redesigning your cover photo to take advantage of the changes?  Show us your new photos and tell us your thoughts in the comments!