Social Media Images Size Guide - Always Up To Date!

Last updated: 24th July 2020.


Do you find it hard to find the different image size you need for every social channel's profile and cover picture? It's also good to know what kind of size works better for your posts, in order to get better results.


This is why we created this blog, which we'll keep always up to date, so you can always come back to it when you need it.


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Facebook Image Size


Profile Picture


Your profile picture should be square 1:1. We usually recommend using 1080 x 1080 or 1,500 x 1,500 pixels.


Image Guidelines

  • It must be at least 180 x 180 pixels.

  • Your 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.

  • The photo thumbnail will appear throughout Facebook at 32 x 32 pixels.


Cover Picture


Our recommended size for this image is 1640 x 624 pixels.


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.


Post Images


The recommended size for posts is 1080 x 1350 pixels.



Twitter Image Size


Profile Picture


Your profile picture for Twitter should be square too - 1:1. We recommend using 1080 x 1080 or 1,500 x 1,500 pixels.


Image Guidelines

  • Recommended at least 400 x 400 pixels.

  • Maximum file size 2 MB.

  • Image types include: JPG, GIF or PNG.


Cover Picture


Our recommended size for this image is 1500 x 500 pixels.


Image Guidelines

  • Recommended 1,500 x 500 pixels.

  • Maximum file size of 5 MB.

  • Image types include: JPG, GIF or PNG.


Post Images


The recommended size for tweets is 1100 x 628 pixels if you're using text, as it will ensure that your text is shown. Otherwise, you can use almost any size for Twitter. It usually works better if the main object you want to showcase is in the middle of the picture, as that's the part people can see without opening your picture.



Instagram Image Size


Profile Picture


Your profile picture for Instagram should be square - 1:1. We recommend using 1080 x 1080 or 1,500 x 1,500 pixels.


Image Guidelines

  • Appear on your profile at 110 x 110 pixels.

  • Square photo: make sure to maintain an aspect ratio of 1:1.


Post Images


Same as Facebook and especially important on Instagram, the recommended size for posts is 1080 x 1350 pixels. Why? Because it takes most of your audience's screen when you post it, making it easier to see and more likely to be engaged with. Something like this:


1080 x 1350 pixels



LinkedIn Image Size


Profile Picture


Your profile picture for LinkedIn should be square - 1:1. We recommend using 1080 x 1080 or 1,500 x 1,500 pixels.


Image Guidelines

  • Minimum 200 x 200 pixels

  • Maximum file size 10MB.

  • Image types includeL JPG or PNG.


Cover Picture


Our recommended size for this image is 1536 x 768 pixels.


Image Guidelines

  • Minimum size of 1192 x 220.

  • Maximum 4MB.

  • Appears as 1400 x 245 pixels.

  • Image types include: PNG or JPG.


Post Images


As with Facebook and Instagram, we recommend using 1080 x 1350 pixels for posts.


That's it!


Do you have any other recommendations? Let us know via social media or contact us. You can also learn more about social media on our blog.


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