The Ultimate Guide for Social Media Image Sizes

While uploading cover pictures or posting images on social media, you must know the basic dimensions of the pictures so that they don’t cut out important things.

The profile picture sometimes becomes an obstacle for the cover picture. Also, there’s a difference of size in shared link thumbnails and the pictures you upload.

Having correct sizes for social media is a challenge. In fact, even for Facebook marketing, photo dimension differs in terms of where and how it is shared – say for timeline, cover photo and profile pictures all the sizes are different.

If you are looking for complete information at one place, you have landed at the right location. We have a complete guide on social media dimension for each platform below:

Facebook Image Sizes

  • Profile image: ≥180 x 180
  • Cover image: 820 x 312 (minimum 400 x 150)
  • Shared post image: 1200 x 630
  • Event image: 1920 x 1080
  • Shared link preview image: 1200 x 628

There are approx 1.5 billion active users on Facebook. If the images you use are of low resolution it can weaken your engagement.

The pictures may look different on your timeline while on other people’s newsfeed it may vary.

Your profile picture will show 170 x 170 on desktop and for the thumbnail associated with it, will appear 32 x 32 with your post on Facebook.

Twitter Image Sizes

Image Dimensions and File Sizes

  • Profile image: 400 x 400 | maximum 2 MB
  • Header image: 1500 x 500 | maximum 5 MB
  • In-stream image: 440 x 220

Although your profile image will appear 200 x 200 on most devices, it is recommended that you upload a picture that is 400 x 400.

Instagram Image Sizes

Image Dimensions | File Sizes

  • Profile image: 110 x 110
  • Shared videos: 1080 pixels wide
  • Shared photos: 1080 x 1080
  • Image thumbnail: 161 x 161
  • Instagram Stories: 1080 x 1920 (minimum 600 x 1067) | maximum 4 GB

Instagram is the most popular app for photo and video sharing that has turned into one of the topmost apps for visual content. With over 700 million active users on Instagram, you’ll have to make sure that your profile looks best.

To match the foundation of this platform and look your best, you must follow the standard size for this app.

The photos that you share on Instagram scale down to 612 x 612. However, you should create image posts of the size 1080 x 1080.

Pinterest Image Sizes

Image Dimensions | File Sizes

  • Profile image: 165 x 165 | maximum 10 MB
  • Board cover image: 222 x 150 (minimum 55 x 55)
  • Pinned image preview: 236 pixels wide

Here’s a fun fact: 90% of the content posted on Pinterest consists of external links. For that reason, it’s worthwhile to leverage Pinterest for referral traffic — but it still has to catch your audience’s eyes. Here are the dimensions to make sure your Pinterest presence maintains visual quality.

LinkedIn Image Sizes

Image Dimensions | File Sizes

  • Banner image: 1584 x 396 | maximum 4 MB
  • Shared image: 350 pixels wide
  • Profile image: 400 x 400 (minimum 200 x 200) | maximum 10 MB
  • Shared link preview: 180 x 110
  • Business Page Cover image: 1536 x 768
  • Business Page page banner image: 646 x 220 | maximum 2 MB
  • Company logo image: 300 x 300 | maximum 4 MB
  • Business Page cover image: 1536 x 768 (minimum 1192 x 220) | maximum 4 MB
  • Square logo (appears in company searches): 60 x 60 | maximum 2 MB

LinkedIn is the professional platform for networking. Depending upon your niche, it can become the greatest channel for generating traffic. This platform is very effective for companies looking to connect with B2B companies. Moreover, if you are using LinkedIn for hiring purpose it’s a great platform and you can use the tags that most people use in their profile to find the right candidates.

YouTube Image

Image Dimensions | File Sizes

  • Channel icon: 800 x 800
  • Channel cover images: 2560 x 1440 | maximum 4 MB
  • Video thumbnail: 1280 x 720

YouTube is yet another platform where visual content rules and has 1 billion users. It’s important that you not only share the video with the given format but also maintain your profile effectively.

People view YouTube on many different devices and your cover image of the channel will differ across all these devices. For TV screen, 2560 x 1440 will be optimized. For desktop computers, the size would be 2560 x 423. Tablets will display YouTube cover at 1855 x 423 while for mobile it’s 1546 x 423.

Tumblr Image Sizes

  • Profile image: 128 x 128
  • Image post: 500 x 750 (maximum 1280 x 1920) | maximum 10 MB

Tumblr is known as a social network, a blogging platform as well as a content-sharing center where consumers and marketers can share whatever they want. Already 430 million blogs are registered on the site, so make sure your pictures have correct resolutions.

If you are planning to upload GIF, make sure the size is no more than 3 MB and 540 pixels.

There are a few more social media platforms, but we have tried to cover which are most widely used. If you have something more to add about the image sizes, do comment below.