Monday, August 1, 2016

Image Dimensions for Major Social Media Platforms

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson

There's not a lot as frustrating as trying to look at an image on Facebook that's the wrong size. By the time I blow it up big enough to see it, it's too blurry. Here are some exact dimensions to help you avoid that trap, and not just for Facebook.

This is the third time I've posted information on Social Media Images, but this isn't just repeated information. Social media is in a constant state of flux, and that pertains to the size and type of images that work best on each network.

So this is my UPDATED Social Media Image Cheat Sheet
This list will give you the specific information you need to upload photos to various social media sites.
Twitter
Profile Photo: 
Pixels: 400 x 400
Maximum file size: 700k 
File Type(s): jpeg, png, gif



Cover Image:
Pixels: 1500 x 500

Maximum file size: not listed

File Type(s): jpeg, png, gif 

Custom Background:
Pixels: 1600 x 1200

Maximum file size: not listed
File Type(s): jpeg, png, gif

Stream Photo: optimum is 506 x 253 pixels, but can be up to 1024 x 512 pixels because Twitter will resize the image


Facebook
Cover Photo: 

Pixels: 851 x 315 

Maximum file size: not listed 
File type(s): jpeg, png, gif
Profile Photo:

Pixels: 180 x 180 (will size down to 160 x 160)

Maximum file size: 5mb
File type(s): jpeg, png, gif


Timeline Photos: to fit within 1200 x 900 pixel boxes.
Facebook recommends uploading images with widths of 720, 960, or 2048 for optimal quality because they will be resized automatically for fit within the feed.
File type(s): jpeg, png, gif
Video:
Maximum file size: 1024mb

Maximum length: 20 minutes
Optimum file type: mp4



Google+                                                     
Cover Photo: 
Pixels: 1048 x 608
Maximum file size: not listed
File type(s): jpeg, png, gif

Profile Photo (also the photo for Blogger account):
Pixels: 250 x 250
Maximum file size: not listed
File type(s): jpeg, png, gif

Newsfeed Images: The wideth of the columns varies greatly, but images should be a midinmum of 350 pixels wide.
Maximum size: 2048 x 2048 pixels

Pinterest
Profile Photo:
Pixels: 200 x 200
Maximum file size: Pinterest recommends you upload photos with square dimensions that measure 600 x 600 pixels
File type(s): jpeg, png, gif

Pins:
Pixels: 236 wide, Pinterest will adjust the height automatically
The pins are 600 pixels wide when expanded.
Maximum file size: not listed
File type(s): jpeg, png, gif

Cover Image:
Pixels: 217 x 147
Pixels: 51x 51 (this is they tiny thumbnail found below the cover image
Maximum file size: not listed
File type(s): jpeg, png, gif

Instagram
Thumbnail: 161 x 161
Image size: maximum 1080 x 1080 pixels.


LinkedIn
Profile Photo:
Pixels: 100 x 60, not to exceed 500 x 500
Maximum file size: 2mb
File type(s): jpeg, png, gif

Horizontal Logo:
Pixels: 100 x 60
Maximum file size: not listed
File type(s): jpeg, png, gif

Cover Photo:
Pixels: 646 x 220
Maximum file size: not listed
File type(s): jpeg, png, gif

YouTube
Cover Art:
Pixels: Depends on where it’s being viewed from:

Desktop: 2560 x 1440

Tablet: 1855 x 423

Mobile: 1546 x 423
For best results everywhere, size to mobile!

Maximum file size: not listed
File type(s): jpeg, png, gif

If you have a question about posting images to social media, but sure to leave it in the comments section below.

Don't forget to join the conversation!
Blessings,
Edie

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13 comments:

  1. Great Information. Thank you. I will pass it on to the A3 readers. You rock, Edie.

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    1. Cheerily not, thank you! I have to tell you how much your encouragement and willingness to stop by here daily means to me. You are a rock and a HUGE blessing!!!

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  2. Canva has been so easy to use to make sure that my photos are correct. They have templates for twitter, pinterest photos, etc. Makes it easier than having to resize them myself.

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    1. Aimee, thank you for the info about Canva! I've got to dig in and really explore what all it can do. Blessings, E

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  3. Great to have this all in one place!

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  4. That's so funny. I was just slogging through last night trying to get a picture to show up right on FB, and I opened my email to your great post this morning. All the information I need in one place. Thanks!

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  5. Now if you can just tell me how to get my picture to show up beside my post!

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  6. What a treasure trove of information, Edie! It's bookmarked for future reference. (And I couldn't agree with Aimee more -- love Canva!)

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  7. Very helpful info, Edie! Thank you so much!

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  8. Well, still having trouble. I'm trying to upload a timeline photo to FB that's an odd size, more like a banner. I tried all the sizes in your post, but it still only shows the middle section of the image. The 1200x900 did the best. I found the dimensions of 403x403 somewhere on the Internet last night and tried that. It shows the entire image, but it's stretched from top to bottom. Any suggestions?

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  9. I've struggled with using pictures I've taken on my phone for blog post. I get all sorts of blurry when I enlarge or shrink the size. I'll look at Canva.
    Thank you Edie, this is a fabulous cheat sheet.

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