Quick & Easy Guide to the Best Social Media Image Sizes

Are you creating images for your social media profile?

Are you getting frustrated that your images aren’t fitting perfectly?

I’ve put together this quick reference guide to the best social media image sizes to help ease your pain.

Quick & Easy Guide to the Best Social Media Image Sizes
Quick & Easy Guide to the Best Social Media Image Sizes

Updated March 2, 2015

The sizes listed below are my recommended sizes for your social media images. 

Quick Links:

Facebook
Twitter
Google+
Pinterest
LinkedIn
YouTube
Instagram
Vine

facebook iconFacebook

*It appears Facebook is currently rolling out an update to the layout of Pages. At this time it doesn’t look like the Cover photo dimensions are changing however the profile photo is getting smaller which will affect layouts where the cover photo and the profile are created to work together. I’ll update this blog post as soon I get confirmation on the new layout.

Profile Photo — 1080 x 1080 pixels (1:1)

Cover Photo — 828 X 315 pixels

Group Cover Photo — 800 x 250 pixels

Shared Image

  • Square: 1080 x 1080 pixels (1:1)
  • Horizontal: 1280 x 720 pixels (16:9)
  • Horizontal: 1280 x 960 pixels (4:3)

Shared Link Image — 1,280 x 720 pixels (16:9)

App Image— 111 x 74 pixels

For additional information on the Best Facebook Image Sizes checkout these in-depth blog posts:

Facebook Cover Photo Guide & Tips
Facebook Cover Photo Guide & Tips

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In-Depth Guide to the Best Facebook Images Sizes

twitter iconTwitter

Profile Photo — 1080 x 1080 pixels (1:1)

Header Image — 1,500 x 500 pixels

In-Stream Image

  • Square: 1080 x 1080 pixels (1:1)
  • Horizontal: 1280 x 720 pixels (16:9)
  • Horizontal: 1280 x 960 pixels (4:3)

google+ iconGoogle+

Profile Photo — 1080 x 1080 pixels (1:1)

Cover Image — 1080 x  608 pixels

Shared Image

  • Square: 1080 x 1080 pixels (1:1)
  • Horizontal: 1280 x 720 pixels (16:9)
  • Horizontal: 1280 x 960 pixels (4:3)

Shared Link Image — 1,280 x 720 pixels (16:9)

Shared Video — 1280 x 720 pixels (16:9)

Pinterest

Profile Photo — 1080 x 1080 pixels (1:1)

Pinned Image

  • 564 x [custom]

Here are a few popular ratios:

  • 564 x 846 pixels (2:3)
  • 564 x 752 pixels (3:4)
  • 564 x 705 pixels (4:5)
  • 1080 x 1350 pixels (4:5) — Optimal for repurposing on Instagram and Pinterest

Board Image — 225 x 150 pixels

linkedin iconLinkedIn

Profile Image — 1080 x 1080 pixels (1:1)

Cover Image — 1400 x 425 pixels

Status Image — 1280 x 720 pixels (16:9)

Post Image — 1280 x 720 pixels (16:9)

Banner Image — 646 x 220 pixels

Standard Logo Image — 100 x 60 pixels

Square Logo Image — 50 x 50 pixels

Career Opportunities Cover Image — 974 x 300 pixels

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YouTube

Profile Photo —1080 x 1080 pixels (1:1)

Channel Cover Photo — 2,560 x 1,440 pixels

Video Thumbnail — 1280 x 720 pixels (16:9)

Video Uploads — 1280 x 720 pixels (16:9)

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Instagram

Profile Photo — 1080 x 1080 pixels (1:1)

Photo Size

  • 1080 x 1080 pixels (1:1)
  • 1080 x 1350 pixels (4:5)

Video length — 3 seconds minimum / 15 seconds maximum

Source: Instagram Help

vine iconVine

Profile Photo — Uses Twitter profile by default.

Video length — 6.5 seconds maximum

Embed size — 300 x 300 pixels minimum

Your turn.

What sizes are you currently using for any of the social networks above? Is there a social network not listed that you have questions about? Are any of the sizes above not working for you? Let me know in the comments below so I can continue to help.

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