A little while ago I showed you a tool that will check your cover images to ensure they only contain the allowed 20% text.
Just like your Timeline cover picture images used in promoted posts and Facebook ads can only contain 20% text. This week I’ve found a tool via All Facebook that checks your Facebook ads and promoted post images to make sure they comply.
Facebook Image Text Detection from TechWyse will be a huge help to anyone creating adverts, saving time by ensuring they don’t get rejected.
Here’s how it works
- Upload the image you wish to use in your advert from your computer
- Once the image has uploaded click on each square on the grid that contains text
- You can see in this example that text fills approximately 56% of the image so I couldn’t use it in an advert
- Where as this example fits the 20% pretty much perfectly.
I really like that I can load image after image quickly and easily to check my Facebook ads. It will make life a lot easier. If you are a chrome user you don’t need to go to the website at all as there is a chrome extension available. You can even embed the tool in your website for others to use. Just like I have below.
Will you use this tool, how do you test your images at the moment? I’d be interested to hear your feedback.
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It’s a nice idea, but the boxes used to determine the text area are far too big to give an accurate answer. I’ve just very quickly carried out a calculation on the first image using boxes that are 5 x 5 pixels and that gives a text area of less than 20%
Amanda Webb says
Very true, I thought that as I was testing. It does give you a good rough guide though. Would be nice to have smaller boxes 🙂
Steve Toth says
These are these boxes are the same size that Facebook uses to approve ads. It’s in their official manual.
Tyler Shannon says
The logic was taken directly from Facebook policy! http://fbrep.com//SMB/TextPolicy.pdf
Although I agree, it could be improved – that’s their problem 😛