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The Ultimate Social Media Image Size Guide

Social media sites are ever changing. Changing the way users view posts, changing the way businesses post updates and changing the size of the imagery that is added to them.

The content businesses post on social media pages are carefully thought out, researched, analysed and the images you design are built around these perfectly designed posts.

Nothing is worse than a potential customer viewing an amazingly designed post, with a perfectly designed image that cannot be viewed in its completeness due to incorrect picture size.

It is because of this that I have created the Ultimate Social Media Image Size Guide!

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Facebook

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Cover Photo

  • Appear on the Facebook page as 828 x 315 pixels.
  • Anything less than this will be stretched to fit.
  • On smartphones the image size will be displayed as 640 x 360 pixels.

Profile Image

This will be the main image to represent your brand on Facebook.

It will appear on your timeline layered over your cover photo and on each post you add to your business page, comments you add and to posts your write on other pages walls.

  • Image size to be uploaded is 180 x 180 pixels.
  • This image will appear on the Facebook page as 160 x 160 pixels and will appear on smartphones as 140 x 140 pixels.
  • Profile image thumbnail will appear on your posts as 32 x 32 pixels.

Shared Images

  • Image size to be uploaded is 1200 x 630 pixels.
  • This image will appear in the news feed as a maximum width of 470 pixels and on the Facebook page as a maximum width of 504 pixels.

Shared Link

  • Image size to be uploaded is 1200 x 627 pixels.
  • When adding more than one image to a post with a link, the images will be square. These images will appear on the news feed as 154 x 154 pixels and on the pages as 116 x 116 pixels.

Highlighted Image

  • Image size to be uploaded is 1200 x 717 pixels.
  • For better quality images, choose a higher resolution.

Event Images

  • Image size to be uploaded is 784 x 295 pixels.

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Twitter

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Header Image

  • Image size to be uploaded is 1500 x 500 pixels.

Profile Photo

  • Image size to be uploaded is 400 x 400 pixels.

This will be the main image to represent your brand on Twitter.

It will appear on your timeline and on each tweet you add to your Twitter page.

In-Stream Photo

  • Image size to be uploaded is 440 x 220 pixels. This is the minimum size it will appear as.
  • The maximum size the in-stream photo will appear as will be 1024 x 253 pixels

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Instagram

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Profile Image

  • Image size to be uploaded is 110 x 110 pixels as a circular image.

Photo Thumbnails

  • Image size to be uploaded is 161 x 161 pixels.

Photo Size

This is the photo size when the photo thumbnail is clicked on and expanded

  • Image size to be uploaded is 1080 x 1080 pixels.
  • These photos will be scaled down on Instagram to 612 x 612 pixels and will appear in the news feed as 510 x 510 pixels.

 

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Pinterest

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Profile Image

  • Image size to be uploaded is 165 x 165 pixels. This will appear on on your Pinterest page as this size and will be reduced to 32 x 32 pixels on your Pinterest posts.

Board Display

  • There are two sizes to board display images. The first is the main image at a size of 222 x 150 pixels.
  • The second appear below the main image at a size of 55 x 55 pixels.

Pin Size

  • The height of these images are scaled.
  • Image sizes to be uploaded should have a maximum width of 236 pixels.

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YouTube

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YouTube Channel Cover Photo

  • Image size to be uploaded is 2560 x 1440 pixels.
  • This image can be viewed by potential customers on a number of different platforms and devices so it is important that is is the size above to be optimised for all platforms.

Video Uploads

  • Video uploads to YouTube must be at least 1280 x 720 pixels and they must maintain an aspect ratio of 16:9.

 

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Google+

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  • Image size to be uploaded is 250 x 250 pixels. This image will appear as a circular image so ensure the picture you upload is appropriate.

Cover Image

  • This will the the largest photo on your page so ensure your photo stands out.
  • This the perfect opportunity to showcase your products or services so take your time in choosing a perfect image.
  • Image size to be uploaded is 1080 x 608 pixels.

Shared Image

  • There are two types of shared images.
  • The first is the larger image which appears on the home stream and on the Google+ page as 426 pixels in height.
    • Image size to be uploaded is 497 x 373 pixels.
  • The second image, the smaller of the two, will appear on the news feed and on the page as 150 x 150 pixels.
    • These images are usually pulled from a website that has been added to the post.

Shared Video

  • Uploaded videos will be shown in the news feed at a size of 497 x 279 pixels.

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LinkedIn

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Personal Background Image

  • Images size to be uploaded should be between 1,400 x 425 pixels and 4,000 x 4,000 pixels.

Profile Image

  • Image size to be uploaded is 400 x 400 pixels.

Standard Logo

  • Image size to be uploaded is 400 x 400 pixels.
  • This image will appear next to your brand name on your LinkedIn homepage. This will also appear on the “Companies you may want to follow” section of LinkedIn.

Career Cover Photo

  • This photo will larger than any other image on your page and is the perfect opportunity to showcase your products and services.
  • Image size to be uploaded is 974 x 330 pixels.

Business Banner Image

  • Image size to be uploaded is 646 x 220 pixels.

Square Logo

  • This image shows up when the company is searched on LinkedIn. Ensure that this image is simple, easy to view and is recognisable to your brand.
  • Image size to be uploaded is 60 x 60 pixels.

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