We’ve all been there.
Well, at least I have.
What size is this image supposed to be?
Every social network has it’s own set of parameters. Some use a round thumbnail (yes, I’m talking about you Google+) while the majority use square. What is the ideal posting size so that important parts aren’t cropped off?
With all of the different requirements, it can be such a headache to update social media profiles. This great infographic breaks down the common image sizes for the six most popular networks.
Image Sizes for Social Media
- Facebook: cover photo, profile picture, app images, video, etc.
- Twitter: profile picture, header image, recent image, in-stream, shared image, and video preview
- Google+: company profile, status update, shared video, and shared photo
- YouTube: Branded channel, profile picture, mappable header, video thumbnail, and video preview
- LinkedIn: horizontal logo, cover photo, thumbnail, company square logo, careers cover photo, products and services banner image, and product image
- Pinterest: profile, board, thumbnail, and profile picture
There’s one dimension missing in the infographic. It is the custom video thumbnail for YouTube videos and it’s one I use every week. When you are uploading the video file, you have the option to upload a custom image to be used as the thumbnail for the video. It should a resolution of 1280×720 (with minimum width of 640 pixels). When cropping the image, maintain a 16:9 aspect ratio. Oh, and keep the image in .JPG, .GIF, .BMP, or .PNG format and under 2MB. That’s all!
How To Size Images for Social Media (Complete Guide)
Update (June 13, 2014): With some recent changes to Twitter & Facebook, we are including this updated cheat sheet (Courtesy of Constant Contact Blog). The original is shown below.
This infographic was produced by LunaMetrics.
Now It’s Your Turn
What image dimensions do you have trouble finding? Which ones are missing here?