How to design a Facebook cover photo for free

If you have some time and a bit of vision, there are many options out there for how to design your Facebook cover photo for free. The best cover photos aren’t just the logo of your business, but also show how your business can help. Changing your cover photo every 3 months is good practice. Viral Marketing Group receives zero compensation for these recommendations. We just have tried many programs, and we feel these are the best.


Canva is an amazing free tool. Simply type in the search bar what you are creating, and there around hundreds of templates to choose from. Each template is fully customizable with any color or stock photo you need. There is a premium option for $119.40/year that allows full access to their stock video and image library, one-click resize, quick background removers, and more. It is well worth the investment.

Canva Facebook Cover Photo Maker

Adobe Spark

Adobe is getting into the social media game. Right now,  they are offering free templates. However, I expect as more jump on the Adobe Spark wagon you won’t be able to design your own cover photo for free for long. If you do decide to sign up for an Adobe account, you will have access to a wide variety of their Adobe products like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and more for $9.99/month.

Adobe Spark Facebook Cover Photo Editor


Fotor is another option to design a Facebook cover photo for free. It has a great instant start feature without having to sign up for anything. However, you will need to sign in to download your design. The user interface is straight forward, but it doesn’t give as many options as Canva or Adobe Spark. The free version is also full of ads. Yet, it is a great quick cover photo maker.

Fotor facebook cover photo maker


Desygner is a lesser well-known option, however, it has a similar layout as Canva. It looks as though the makers of the program tried to replicate Canva, yet there are differences. For example, Canva offers templates that can be reused with different colors and backgrounds while Desygner’s options lack any customizations. However, Desygner has great text options. Both are pretty similar across the board. Canva has the edge right now since it is the established maker. It may be beneficial to get in with Desygner now with grandfathered pricing.

Desygner facebook cover photo maker


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