Social Media image size cheat sheet

Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, oh my! Your social media image size cheat sheet

Images give your social media more impact, so one of the most important things you can do is keep track of image spec requirements for all your social media content. For instance, the Facebook cover photo size is different from the Twitter header image size, which are both vastly different from photo dimensions for Pinterest.

So we created this handy social media image size guide. We’ll update this post any time dimensions change, so you can always count on the correct dimensions. *Last updated June 17, 2015.

Facebook

Cover and profile photos

 

The Facebook cover photo size is 851 x 315 pixels. For best quality, upload your cover photo at these dimensions and lower the resolution to under 100 kilobytes. Your company name and company category appear in the cover photo area, above your timeline. Make sure your photo does not contain text in this area.

The photo you upload for your profile picture must be at least 180 x 180 pixels. It will display at 160 x 160, so Facebook recommends uploading a square image. If you upload a rectangle image, it will be cropped to a square.

Facebook cover photo image 

Apps

Facebook’s timeline design features apps on the left column of your page. You can choose up to three apps to display on your page, and users can click to see up to 16. Upload images at 1200 x 628 pixels, with no more than 90 characters.

Shared photos

Shared photos should be 1200 x 900 pixels. Note that promoted photos cannot contain more than 20% text. If you’re planning to promote a shared post, use this Facebook grid tool to make sure you’re not using too much text before you upload. Facebook links are 1200 x 627 pixels.

Events

Event photos should be 1200 x 444 pixels. The date and event name appear on the bottom left of the image.

Twitter

We recommend you upload your Twitter header image at 1500 x 500 pixels, which is the same size at which your header photo will display. Profile pictures should be at least 400 x 400 pixels and will display at various sizes depending on your device.

twitter header image size

Images you share in your Tweets should be no more than 1024 x 512 pixels. If the image includes text, avoid placing it 300 pixels to the left and right sides, as this space will be cropped out in mobile viewing.

Twitter shared photo size

 

Pinterest

Upload your profile picture at 165 x 165 pixels. It will be cropped to round so preview and adjust so your image appears readable. Upload pins with an image aspect ratio of 2:3 or 1:3.5 and a minimum width of 600 pixels. Keep in mind that vertically oriented pins look (and perform) better. We recommend that board images are 222 x 150 pixels.

Image guidelines for Pinterest.

 

YouTube

Channel art can help brand your company’s YouTube page and give it a unique look and feel. Upload channel art at 2560 X 1440 pixels, and make sure your logo and any text are within the safe zone for all devices.

Profile images, known on YouTube as channel icons, should be uploaded at 800 x 800 pixels. Channel icons appear on the top left of your channel, and they appear on the right hand side of other channels if you are selected as one of their “Featured Channels” or if you are participating in the “Related Channels” ecosystem.

YouTube cover and profile photo dimensions

 

LinkedIn

LinkedIn uses square and landscape logos. You don’t need both, but if your logo isn’t square, it’s best to have both. Standard logos should be 100 x 60 pixels and square logos 50 x 50 pixels.

Cover photos must be at least 646 x 220 pixels. Link previews are 180 x 110 pixels.

LinkedIn image size guidelines

LinkedIn_LinkPreviews_180x110

Google+

Upload cover photos at 1080 × 608 pixels. The cover photo includes a semitransparent portion on the left, which scales up to 520 pixels wide. This blurred image is actually the cover photo repurposed.

Google Plus cover photo image size

You can always contact us for guidance in sizing images for your social media platforms, plus we invite you to bookmark this post for future reference.

 

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