Social Media Cover Photo Sizes

Are you having a hard time creating the perfect cover photo for your social media profiles?

Do all the different sizes confuse the heck out of you?

If so, here are the best sizes to create your cover photos for a handful of the most popular social networks.

Your Social Media Cover Photos are a great way to quickly show your audience what you’re about. Many brands will use the cover photo to tie into their current marketing campaign, showcase their products, celebrating an event or milestone, or to highlight their supporters via a “Fan of the Week” spotlight or something similar. Just like the profile photo, your cover photo is major part of creating a great first impression, which is why creating your social media cover photos at optimal sizes is so important.

The following are a handful of popular social media networks and the best sizes to create cover photos for each:

Facebook Cover Photo size

Updated January 20162.6-828x315-facebook-cover

828 x 315 pixels

Check out my In-Depth Facebook Cover Photo Guide and discover more tips, tools, and advice on how to create the perfect Facebook cover photo.

Facebook Cover Photo Guide & Tips

Twitter Header size

Updated December 2014


1500 x 500 pixels

Pro Tip: Keep some visual continuity between your social networks by using the same design elements, colors, and fonts.

Google+ Cover size

Updated December 2014


1080 x 608 pixels

Pro Tip: Take the time to occasionally view your profile the same was as your fans do to make sure your cover photo is appearing as you intended.

LinkedIn Profile Header size

Updated December 2014


1400 x 425 pixels

Pro Tip: Updating your cover photo often is a great way to let your fans know you’re active, but remember that each upload will generate a post so if you’re experimenting with different designs or sizes you could be annoying your fans.

YouTube Channel Art size

Updated December 2014


2560 x 1440 pixels

Pro Tip: Add a call-to-action in your cover photos. You don’t get what you don’t ask for.

Let’s Discuss!

What do you think? Have you created custom cover photos for all of your social profiles? Did these cover photo templates help you create your own? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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  • What a great idea! I should do one of these! lol 😉

    • Hi Dustin! Thanks for visiting my little corner of the web. Posts like this are pretty much staples for social designers like us. It’s almost a necessity to have so we can reference them in future posts and interactions with our followers. Thanks for commenting!