Are you using the right image size on social media?

Are you using the right image size on social media?

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Visuals are the first thing your audience sees when they visit your social media profiles and it’s not exactly a good look when you have images cropped in the wrong places.

We’ve put together a guide of all the different images sizes on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest and YouTube to help you with your social media management….

 

Facebook Image Sizes

Profile Picture

  • Must be at least 180 x 180 pixels
  • Your Profile Picture appears as 160 x 160 pixels on desktop and 140 x 140 pixels on smartphones
  • The thumbnail is shown at 32 x 32 pixels

Cover Photo

  • Your Cover Photo appears as 820 x 312 pixels on desktop and 640 x 360 pixels on smartphones

Timeline Image

  • Recommended to be 1,200 x 630 pixels

Shared Link

  • Recommended to be 1,200 x 627 pixels

Event Cover Photo

  • Recommended to be 1,920 x 1,080 pixels

 

Twitter Image Sizes

Profile Picture

  • Recommended to be 400 x 400 pixels
  • Your Profile Picture displays at 200 x 200 pixels

Cover Photo

  • Must be at least 1,500 x 500 pixels

Twitter Feed Image

  • Must be at least 440 x 220 pixels

Instagram Image Sizes

Profile Picture

  • Must be at least 110 x 110 pixels

Image Size

  • Recommended to be 1080 x 1080 pixels
  • Instagram images appear in the feed at 510 x 510 pixels

LinkedIn Image Sizes

Professional Profile Picture

  • Recommended to be 400 x 400 pixels

Professional Profile Background Image

  • Recommended to be 1,584 x 396 pixels

Company Profile Picture

  • Recommended to be 300 x 300 pixels

Company Profile Background Image

  • Recommended to be 1,536 x 768 pixels

Pinterest Image Sizes

Profile Picture

  • Must be at least 165 x 165 pixels

Pins

  • Pins appear as 265 pixels (height is scaled) on the main feed and on boards
  • Expanded pins have a minimum width of 600 pixels
  • Recommended image aspect ratio of 2:3

YouTube Image Sizes

Profile Picture

  • Recommended to be 800 x 800 pixels

Cover Photo

  • Recommended to be 2,560 x 1,440 pixels

About The Author: Ellen Roumeliotis

With a background in sport journalism, Ellen has a knack for sourcing good quality content. She takes as much pride in her work as she does in her favourite sporting teams

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