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Social Media Image Sizes Guide in 2020

In the last five years Social Media has been an undeniable part of the modern day lifestyle. Yes, without social media their is no entertainment, controversy and widespread.

Social Media is a trending subject when it comes to sharing, controversies, and the impact it creates from a high profile candidate to a common man is huge in terms of the spreading the information and making it viral.

For some social media is just about uploading photos getting likes, chatting, and funny GIFs. But, for some it’s a huge business platform with over 3.8 billion active users it’s the perfect place to reach out to your prospects and audience.

And, with the recent pandemic of COVID-19 the social media platform has been widely used through out the world to share their stories, updates, governance, live coverage etc.

Social Media is only for those who make use of it in a proper way.

When it comes to businesses a ton of things can go terribly wrong for your brand with a tiny mistake but, it depends on how people perceive your brand will actually do make a big difference.

Quality and Size matters on Social Media For example, a post with an improper image size for your social channels can make it look unprofessional and will damage your brand quality.

The bad news is that each social platforms have their own image sizes which makes it difficult to stick to one particular size.

The good news is that to avoid this interruption sizes we have updated a complete guide on how to size social media images for the social platforms that matter.

Here is the ultimate guide for Social Media Image Sizes in 2020

Note: If you want high-quality images these are the minimum requirements depending upon the platform you’re using.

Facebook Image Sizes

Facebook Profile Pic Size

Make sure your facebook profile picture size is at least 180*180 pixels and is round in shape.

Facebook Cover Photo Size

The size for Facebook cover photo should be 820*312 pixels or above. You can be creative with your cover photo as you have enough space to showcase your brand.

Facebook Posts Size

More than the profile and cover I prefer posts size should be proper and high quality because this is where your followers will engage with your posts and share comments on what they think.

To maintain quality of your posts upload photos of size over 1200*630 pixels.

Instagram Image Sizes

Instagram is all about creativity of the photos you posts so, make sure you have the most high quality images to get instant likes and followers.

Instagram Profile Picture

Instagram profile picture size is above 110*110 pixels for high quality. Like on facebook, even instagram profile picture also has round shaped appearance.

Instagram has one draw back if you click on profile picture the image will not expand to see it clearly so, make sure you design a high quality image with proper size.

And, instagram even doesn’t have banner or cover photo to showcase about your brand where as in facebook you can upload cover photo.

Instagram Posts Size

The post size of instagram is at 1080*1080 pixels. once you upload, your photo’s size will be scaled down to 612*612 pixel.

Your instagram followers can also view them on your profile as 161*161 pixel thumbnails.

Instagram Stories

Do you know people show more interest in watching your stories than your post? But, most of them avoid instagram stories as they shown for very less time normally 24 hours but that doesn’t mean you ignore them rather stories with high quality photos will grab more attention of your viewers.

A good rule of thumb is to keep your resolution above 600*1067 pixels. 1080*1920 is an excellent size to shoot for.

Twitter Image Sizes

Your tweet gets more impressions and clicks when you upload a good image.Twitter isn’t all about text or hashtags. yes, they are widely seen when they are related with an image.

Twitter Header Photo Size

Twitter header photo is like cover photo on facebook but with larger size 1500*1500 pixels when compared to facebook.

Your twitter header photo has more room for creativity.

Twitter posts or in-stream photos

upload a photo with your tweet with a size above 440*220 pixels with a good aspect ratio of 2:1

Linkedin Image Sizes

If you are running a small business or if you are into corporate then Linkedin is the platform you need to choose for your niche. Linkedin has a large professional audience.

On Linkedin you can have either a personal page or a business page.

Linkedin Personal Page

Profile image: 400 x 400 pixels
Background image: 1,584 x 396 pixels

LinkedIn Company Page

Logo: 300 x 300 pixels
Square logo: 60 x 60 pixels
Cover image: 1,192 x 220 pixels
Banner image: 646 x 220 pixels
Hero image: 1,128 x 376 pixels
Shared image: 1,104 x 736

Pinterest Image Sizes

Pinterest is all about pinning images what you called an image search engine.

If you want your images to get indexed on a social platform then pinterest is the place to be.

With 335 million users, Pinterest is a platform to grow your brand.

You can pin images relevant to your products or services to your brand.

Pinterest profile picture size is 165*165 pixels, you can either use JPG, or PNG, but don’t upload anything bigger than 10 MB.

When pinning images to your board, you can go as much as 60 pixels in width, there are no restrictions for height.

YouTube Image Sizes

When it comes to youtube it’s basically means it’s a video channel and is an excellent marketing platform.

YouTube Channel’s Profile image

Youtube profile picture size is 800*800 pixels.

Make sure you upload HD images as your profile pic in Youtube as many viewers will be watching and clicking your profile picture.

Youtube Channel’s Cover Photo

Similar to twitter YouTube has big size cover photo in width with less in height.

A good cover photo on YouTube can go upto 1546*423 pixels.

Youtube Thumbnail Size

Optimize your YouTube thumbnails with these dimensions: 1280 pixels wide by 720 pixels tall, with a minimum width of 640 pixels. A ratio of 16:9 is ideal

Get your cover photos & profile pics updates with this latest guide on social media sizes for 2020.

Sizing your images correctly for all your social profiles is an excellent place to start.

So, choose wisely all the best!

Maintain Social Distancing.

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Shiva Charan

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