Guide To Social Media Image Sizes

#AskMO - 14/07/2017 - Social Media

Whether its news updates, brand promotions, videos or even memes, knowing the basics of image design just isn’t enough!

With the millions of people and businesses that post images of social media everyday it’s important that your images are one to remember! With everyone doing a ‘quick scroll’ through Facebook or twitter you need to make sure your brand is advertised as one to remember.

Facebook Image Size

Facebook is the largest social media network with 1.8 billion active users. With all these people seeing your page is vital to get your ‘best side’ on your pictures. One thing to remember when choosing photos is how different it will look on your page compared to another user’s newsfeed. And don’t forget that your profile picture will cover part of your cover photo, so make sure that it’s not covering any important information, such as a logo

facebook social media size
  • Cover photo: 851 px wide by 315 px tall
  • Profile image: 180 px wide by 180 px tall
  • Highlighted image: 1200 px wide by 717 px tall
  • Shared image: 1200 px wide by 630 px tall
  • Shared link thumbnail image: 1200 px wide by 627 px tall

Twitter Image Size

Twitter is great for following trends and sharing news updates as they happen. There are in fact 313 million active users on twitter every month. Your twitter profile will have a profile picture that will represent your brand and also a header photo that is much larger than the profile picture so you must make sure that you save the picture at the highest resolution possible.

twitter social media size
  • Header photo: 1500 px wide by 500 px tall
  • Profile image: 400 px wide by 400 px tall
  • In-stream photo: 440 px wide by 220 px tall

Linkedin Image Size

Linkedin… the social media network for all things business! With 467 million users linkedin is the largest professional network. Your Linkedin profile you will have a photo of yourself of advertise your business with a logo. The background image is an awkward shape but if you get the image to fit it will work really well!

linkedin social media size
  • Header photo: 1500 px wide by 500 px tall
  • Profile image: 400 px wide by 400 px tall
  • Career cover photo: 974 px wide by 330 px tall
  • Banner image: 646 px wide by 220 px tall (minimum)
  • Standard logo: 400 px wide by 400 pixels tall (maximum)


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