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Great Social Media Posts Include Correctly Sized Images

October 11, 2018


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:





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




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



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 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




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 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+ 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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