When Google changed the Google+ cover image size to a full and enormous 2120 x 1192 pixels, I was at a loss to why. It became too large to fulfil any real purpose and 2/3rds of it was obscured when you landed on a page anyway. So I was pleased to see the changes Google made yesterday to Plussers cover image.
As of yesterday, when someone visits your Google+ profile or page via desktop, they’ll see your entire cover photo across the top rather than just a small section poking down from the top of the page. Importantly for brands, there’s still lots of room for content underneath.
In design terms the cover photos remains at 16×9, albeit downsized (up to 2120px by 1192 pixels), so no action is required unless you want to take this opportunity to update your image or design a marketing message that will now be seen.
The update is live now and ready to check out!