Your Best Guide for Social Media Sizes (2019)

Your Best Guide For Social Media Image Sizes


Writing the perfect post can be tough. And, like every social media manager, you want your content to be recognized and shared with as many people as possible. In addition to writing the best content it’s also imperative to choose the right image to make sure your post gets noticed. This guide will be your cheat sheet when it comes to creating noticeable content, so read on for all the right image sizes for the most popular social media networks.

Social Media Image Sizes Per Social Media Network

 

Social media image sizes

Here’s a list of the specific social media image sizes per network that you can find in this post:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • Pinterest
  • Google+
  • Youtube
  • Tumblr

Facebook Image Sizes

Profile Picture: 180 x 180 (Displays 170 x 170 on Desktop)
Image Guidelines

  • Must be at least 180 x 180 pixels.
  • Photo will appear on page as 170 x 170 pixels on desktop, 128 x 128 on smartphones, and 36 x 36 on most feature phones.
  • Profile pictures are located 16 pixels from the left and 176 pixels from the top of your cover photo on desktop.
  • Profile pictures are located 24 pixels from the left, 24 pixels from the bottom and 196 pixels from the top of your cover photo on smartphones.
  • Photo thumbnail will appear throughout Facebook at 32 x 32 pixels.

Business Page Profile Picture: 180 x 180 (Displays 170 x 170 on Desktop)
Image Guidelines

  • Must be at least 180 x 180 pixels.
  • Photo will appear on page as 170 x 170 pixels on desktop, 128 x 128 on smartphones, and 36 x 36 on most feature phones.
  • Photo thumbnail will appear throughout Facebook at 32 x 32 pixels.
  • Business Page images will be cropped to fit a square.

Cover Photo: 820 x 312
Image Guidelines

  • Appear on page at 820 x 312 pixels. Anything less will be stretched.
  • Minimum size of 400 x 150 pixels.
  • Displays at 820 x 312 pixels on desktop and 640 x 360 pixels on smartphones.
  • Doesn’t display on feature phones.
  • For best results, upload an sRGB JPG file less than 100 KB.
  • Images with a logo or text may be best as a PNG file.
  • Business Page dimensions are exactly the same as personal accounts.

Shared Image: 1,200 x 630
Image Guidelines

  • Recommended upload size of 1,200 x 630 pixels.
  • Will appear in feed at a max width of 470 pixels (will scale to a max of 1:1).
  • Will appear on page at a max width of 504 pixels (will scale to a max of 1:1).


Twitter Image Sizes

Profile Picture: 400 x 400
Image Guidelines

  • Square Image recommended 400 x 400 pixels.
  • Maximum file size 2 MB.
  • Image types include: JPG, GIF or PNG.

Header Photo: 1,500 x 500
Image Guidelines

  • Recommended 1,500 x 500 pixels.
  • Maximum file size of 5 MB.
  • Image types include: JPG, GIF or PNG.

In-Stream Photo: Minimum 440 x 220 (2:1 Ratio)
Image Guidelines

  • Minimum to appear expanded 440 x 220 pixels (a 2:1 ratio).
  • Can tweet up to 4 images at one time.
  • Can edit images if tweeting from Twitter iOS or Android app.
  • Maximum to appear expanded 1024 x 512 pixels.
  • Appears in stream collapsed at 506 x 253 pixels on desktop.
  • Maximum file size of 5 MB for photos, and 5 MB for animated GIFs on mobile and 15 MB on web.

 

Instagram Image Sizes

Profile Picture: 110 x 110
Image Guidelines

  • Appear on your profile at 110 x 110 pixels.
  • Square photo: make sure to maintain an aspect ratio of 1:1.

Photo Thumbnails: 161 x 161
Image Guidelines

  • The thumbnails will appear on the page at 161 x 161 pixels.
  • Square photo: make sure to maintain an aspect ratio of 1:1 ratio.

Photo Size: 1080 x 1080
Image Guidelines

  • The size of Instagram images has been increased to 1080 x 1080 pixels.
  • Instagram still scales these photos down to 612 x 612 pixels.
  • Appear in feed at 510 x 510 pixels.
  • Square or rectangle photos: make sure to maintain an aspect ratio between 1.91:1 and 4:5 ratio.
  • Smaller featured header images appear as 204 x 204 pixels, and larger featured header images appear as 409 x 409 pixels.

Instagram Stories: 1080 x 1920
Image Guidelines

  • Recommended resolution is 1080 x 1920.
  • Minimum resolution is 600 x 1067.
  • Aspect ratio is 9:16.
  • Max file size is 4GB.


LinkedIn Image Sizes

Personal Profile Image: 400 x 400 (Recommended)
Image Guidelines

  • Recommended between 400 x 400 and 20,000 x 20,000 pixels
  • Minimum 200 x 200 pixels
  • Maximum file size 10MB.
  • Image types includeL JPG, GIF or PNG.

Personal Background Image: 1584 x 396
Image Guidelines

  • Recommended 1584 x 396 pixels.
  • Maximum size of 4MB.
  • Image types include: JPG, PNG or GIF.

Company Logo Image: 300 x 300

  • Recommended 300 x 300 pixels.
  • Minimum 300 x 300 pixels.
  • Maximum 4MB (Square layout).
  • Image types include: PNG, JPG or GIF.

Square Logo: 60 x 60
Image Guidelines

  • 60 x 60 pixels (resized to fit).
  • Maximum 2MB.
  • Image types include: PNG, JPG or GIF.

Company Cover Image: Between 1536 x 768
Image Guidelines

  • Recommended between 1536 x 768 pixels.
  • Minimum size of 1192 x 220.
  • Maximum 4MB.
  • Appears as 1400 x 425 pixels.
  • Image types include: PNG, JPG or GIF.

Banner Image for Company Pages: 646 x 220 (Minimum)
Image Guidelines

  • Minimum 646 x 220 pixels.
  • Maximum 2MB.
  • Landscape Layout.
  • Image types include: PNG, JPG or GIF.

Hero Image: 1128 x 376
Image Guidelines

  • Recommended 1128 x 376 pixels.
  • Minimum 1128 x 376  pixels.
  • Maximum 2MB.
  • Landscape Layout.
  • Image types include: PNG, JPG or GIF.

Pinterest Image Sizes

Profile Picture: 165 x 165
Image Guidelines

  • Appears at 165 x 165 pixels on home page.
  • Appears at 32 x 32 pixels on the rest of Pinterest.
  • Maximum 10 MB (wouldn’t allow me to upload anything larger).
  • Image types include: JPG and PNG for profile pictures.

Pin Sizes
Image Guidelines

  • Pins on main page appear as 236 pixels (height is scaled).
  • Pins on a board appear as 236 pixels (height is scaled).
  • Expanded pins have a minimum width 600 pixels (height is scaled).
  • It’s recommended to use an image aspect ratio of 2:3 to 1:3.5

Board Display
Image Guidelines

  • 222 x 150 pixels (large thumbnail)
  • 55 x 55 (smaller thumbnail)


Google+ Image Sizes

Profile Picture: 250 x 250 (Recommended)
Image Guidelines

  • Minimum 250 x 250 pixels.
  • Recommended to use larger photos.
  • Maximum file size 100MB.
  • Maximum dimensions not listed (we were able to upload at 5,200 x 5,300 pixels).
  • Image types include: JPG, GIF or PNG.

Cover Image: 1,080 x 608
Image Guidelines

  • Recommended 1,080 x 608 pixels.
  • Minimum 480 x 270 pixels.
  • Maximum 2,120 x 1,192 pixels.

Shared Image – 497 x 373 (displays as)
Image Guidelines

  • Appears in home stream and on page at a width of 426 pixels (height is scaled).
  • Minimum width of 497 pixels (will scale the height for you).
  • Maximum upload 2,048 x 2,048 pixels.
  • Shared Link – 150 x 150 (thumbnail).

Shared Link – 150 x 150 (Thumbnail)
Image Guidelines

  • Shows in the feed and on page as 150 x 150 pixels (pulls in photo from linked site).

Shared Video: Width of 496 Pixels
Video Guidelines

  • Shows in the feed and on page as 497 x 279 pixels.

 

YouTube Image Sizes

Channel Profile Image: 800 x 800
Image Guidelines:

  • Recommended 800 x 800 pixels.
  • Displays as 98 x 98 pixels.
  • Image types: JPG, GIF, BMP or PNG.

Channel Cover Photo: 2,560 x 1,440
Image Guidelines:

  • Recommended 2560 x 1440 pixels.
  • Safe area for mobile and web (without text and logo cropping) 1546 x 423 pixels.
  • Maximum file size: 4MB.
  • Image types: JPG, GIF, BMP or PNG.

Across Different Devices

There are a lot of different platforms and devices that users can stream YouTube on so it’s important that your brand has a photo optimized for each one.

Display Sizes

  • Tablet display: 1,855 x 423.
  • Mobile display: 1,546 x 423.
  • TV display: 2,560 x 1,440.
  • Desktop: 2,560 x 423 (1,546 x 423 pixels are always visible). Flexible Area (may be visible): 507 pixels to the left and 507 pixels to the right of the safe area.

Video Uploads: 1280 x 720 (Minimum HD)
Video Guidelines

  • Videos must maintain a 16:9 aspect ratio.
  • In order to qualify as full HD, your dimensions must be at least 1,280 x 720 pixels.

 

Tumblr Image Sizes

Profile Picture: 128 x 128
Image Guidelines

  • Minimum 128 x 128 pixels.
  • Image types include: JPG, GIF, PNG or BMP.

Image Posts: 500 x 750
Image Guidelines

  • Dash image sizes max at 1,280 x 1,920, and show in feeds at 500 x 750.
  • Images can’t exceed 10MB.
  • Animated GIFS must be under 3MB and max at 540 pixels (although some instances allow more width depending on GIF size).

Now that you have this guide, creating noticeably better content should not be a problem! Good luck—and if you still need some help, be sure to get in touch!

2019-01-05T23:23:11+00:00

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