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As a small business owner, you need to present a polished, professional image to the world. This includes your presence on social media.

By knowing the correct sizes needed for your social media posts, your pics will always be seen the way you intended.

So, to have your business always looking its best, here are the social media image sizes that will ensure your images look fabulous on any social platform:

Facebook

On Facebook, it’s not only your post photos that matter. You must have the right sized profile photo and cover photo for that great first impression.

Profile photo: minimum of 180 x 180 px Cover photo: 820 x 310 px Link post: 1,200 x 628 px Photo: 1,200 x 628 px Group cover photo: 1,640 x 859 px Event cover photo: 1,920 x 1,080 px

Twitter

Even though Twitter expanded their tweet character limit to 280 characters, images are still big here. Images grab attention.

Profile Photo: 400 x 400 px Header Photo: 1500 x 500 px Stream Photo: 440 x 220 px

Instagram

This image-centric platform requires you to have the right sized images. Instagram offers up to three sizes to share photos and videos.

Profile Photo: 110 x 110 px Square: 1,080 x 1,080 px Vertical: 1,080 x 1,920 px Landscape: 1,920 x 1,080 px

YouTube

YouTube is dedicated to videos, not photos, but you must pay attention to the photos you can post. These are your channel icon, video thumbnails, and your channel photo. These all require specific sizes.

Channel profile photo: 800 x 800 px Cover Photo: 2,560 x 1,440 px Video Thumbnail: minimum 1280 x 720 px

LinkedIn

It’s all about putting your best foot forward on this professional networking site. On your business page, your profile picture is your logo and it appears next to all your posts. You also have a banner photo and photos for your posts. There are a couple of photo restrictions: profile photos cannot exceed 10MB and can only be in JPG, PNG, or GIF formats.

Personal profile photo: 400 x 400 px Personal background 1,584 x 396 px Business background: 1,536 x 768 px Standard business logo: 400 x 400 px Business banner: 646 x 220 px

Pinterest

Pinterest is all about the visuals! So you shouldn’t be surprised that they have very specific size requirements. Note that while the width of a pin is set, the height is not.

Profile photo: 165 x 165 px Pin on page: 236 px width Pin on board: 236 px width Large thumbnail: 222 x 150 px Small thumbnail: 55×55 px

Google+

Google+ offers great search engine exposure for businesses. Set up your profile and start posting. Note that some dimensions are shown as the size the image will display as.

Profile photo: 250 x 250 px Cover Image: 1,080 x 608 px Image: 497 x 373 px Shared link: 150 x 150 px Video: 497 x 279 px

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