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Google Plus has recently redesigned there social layer. In doing so you know have the option to change your Google Plus Profile Picture. It’s similar to Facebook’s Cover Photo and template but lets just keep it simple and call it the Google Plus Profile Picture. Before the Google+ redesign, you only had the option of adding 5 thumbnail photos. That option still exists along with the new option to add one long profile picture. Below I have outlined the Google+ profile picture dimensions and even provided a template. Let’s get started.
Profile Picture Dimensions
First, you need to know that a lot of other dimensions you might have seen are wrong. The 940px x 180px is not correct! (okay, kind of is but I’ll explain why it’s not). When you upload your Google Plus profile picture, the size will be cropped to 940 x 180. But I thought you just said that’s not correct? Right – when you save the profile photo, it becomes cropped again to a size of 900px x 180px.
The ‘thumbnail’ profile picture that overlays and sits off to the right is 250px x 250px. However, it has padding of 5px around and 1px solid border (#ccc). The final size is 262px by 262px. This includes that white border area. The Google Plus ‘thumbnail’ profile picture lays 625px from the left.
On the left hand side of the Google+ Profile Picture, it also gets cropped by 11px. However, there is a small triangle that is transparent and will fill and display your profile picture.
Google Plus Profile Picture Template
Of course, to make it easier for you, I’ve created a Photoshop template for the Google+ profile picture. Using this template, you’ll be able design around the ‘thumbail’ portion and get an idea of what will be cropped. No more trial and error!