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The latest Image Sizes for all your Social Media! (Update October 2018)

I’ve been looking forever, and can’t find one that’s completely correct. So I made my own!

Simple – but accurate! Outdated infographics are still widely posted and shared, despite their misinformation. Here are the updated social media sizes, as of October 1, 2018.

How big is a profile picture on Facebook?
What should the dimensions of the images be in one of the articles?
How big are the cover photos on Twitter?
In the Twitter timeline, what dimensions do the images make?
On Instagram, images make how many pixels?

To facilitate the task of community managers and designers, find below all sizes to know on social networks. I will regularly update this page so that the sizes of the photos on the social networks are correct. Do not hesitate to contact us if you notice a change in the dimensions of the images.

I’ve included ALL essential sizes for Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, AND YouTube on the chart. You’ll find notes about aspect ratio and maximum file size where known.



Facebook image sizes

Facebook Photo Sizes

In August 2018, Facebook applied Page Templates based on your business type, such as Services, Restaurant, or Store. This hasn’t affected the image sizes though. Cover photos are still the same.

Recommended proportion for all Facebook cover photos: 16:9.

This works perfectly on mobile. You must allow cropping top and bottom on desktop, so don’t place text or other critical elements near the top and bottom.

This proportion works out to: 1200 x 675, 1640 x 923, or 1920 x 1080. Your choice!

I always recommend going with a larger image for best quality. While FB sometimes specifies minimum sizes required for upload, modern displays have such great resolution that low quality images don’t cut it any more. Go BIG!

Cover image for a profile: 851 x 310 pixels
Profile picture: 180 x 180 pixels, but will display in 160 x 160 pixels on a computer and 140 x 140 pixels on a smartphone
Cover image for a fan page: 820 x 312 pixels
Profile picture of a fan page: 180 x 180 pixels
Cover image for a Facebook group: 820 x 428 pixels
Cover image for an event: 500 x 262 pixels
Single image in a post: 1200 x 630 pixels
Picture in a link: 1200 x 627 pixels

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Instagram image sizes

Instagram Photo Sizes

Instagram posts are no longer limited to square! However, your images will still be cropped to square on your profile page gallery.

To be successful on Instagram, here are the formats to use in 2018:

Profile picture: 150 x 150 pixels minimum
Square image: 1080 x 1080 pixels, but will appear in 293 x 293 pixels in the newsfeed
Vertical image: 1080 x 1350 pixels, but will appear in 293 x 293 pixels in the newsfeed
Horizontal image: 1080 x 566 pixels, but will appear in 293 x 293 pixels in the newsfeed
Image / video for stories: 750 x 1334 pixels

Discover my small guide to start with Instagram Marketing



youtube image sizes

YouTube Photo Sizes

YouTube channel photo: 800 × 800 pixels, displayed in 98 × 98 pixels
YouTube Cover Photo: 2560 × 1440 pixels
Between 2560 × 423 and 1546 × 423 px visible on desktop (flexible side zones)
1546 × 523 pixels displayed on cellphone
1855 × 423 pixels displayed on tablet
YouTube video preview images: 1280 × 720 pixels (16: 9 aspect ratio)

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Twitter image sizes

Twitter Photo Sizes

Here are the formats to create striking visuals on Twitter in 2018:

Cover Photo: 1500 x 500 pixels – JPG, GIF or PNG
Profile picture: 200 x 200 pixels minimum up to 400 x 400 pixels – JPG, GIF or PNG
Visual for sharing an image: between 440 x 220 pixels and 1024 x 512 pixels – JPG, GIF or PNG
Visual for sharing a link: 520 x 254 pixels


Tweeted images are not 2:1 proportion! If you post that size, the edges will be cut off in the stream.

Tweet images will still be shown in full when clicked, so you can use square for portability across social media networks – but they’ll be cropped in the feed on mobile.

Multi-image tweet sizes

  • For two images, the images will be side by side, both at 7:8 aspect ratios.
  • For three images, there will be one 7:8 aspect ratio image on the left, with two 4:7 aspect ratio images running up the right side of the image.
  • For four images, there will be four 2:1 aspect ratio images in a grid.




Linkedin image sizes


LinkedIn Photo Sizes


Here are the dimensions required to create stunning visuals on Linkedin in 2018:

Cover image of the profile: 1584 x 396 pixels but will be visible only 1350 x 220 pixels – JPG, GIF or PNG – 8 MB max.
Profile picture: 400 x 400 pixels at least – JPG, GIF or PNG – 8 MB max.
Cover image of a Linkedin page: 1584 x 396 pixels but will be visible only 1350 x 220 pixels – JPG, GIF or PNG – 2 Mb max.
Profile picture of a Linkedin page: 130 x 130 pixels minimum
Single image in a post: 520 x 320 pixels, but the dimensions 600 x 315 pixels seem more suitable – 2 MB max.
Link Image: 520 x 272 pixels


Tips from LinkedIn:

If your background image appears blurry or pixelated, please choose an image with a file size as close to the maximum (8 MB) as possible, as images with larger file sizes typically look better. Photos will also look better than images with logos.



What LinkedIn recommends:

Your cover image may have to be adjusted to fit the screen which may involve trimming the image horizontally or vertically. We recommend uploading a high-quality image with as little text as possible to ensure an optimal display on all devices and screen sizes. Our accepted image formats for uploads are PNG or JPEG.

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Pinterest Photo Sizes

Finally, here are the perfect dimensions for a Pinterest account in 2018:

Profile picture: 165 x 165 pixels
Cover image of a table: 222 x 150 pixels
Image of a pin: 236 pixels wide and unlimited length

Pinterest has verified that Pins taller than 2.1 times their width will be cropped in the feed. They recommend 600 x 1260 as the tallest proportion for Pins. However, taller Pins will be seen in full when clicked (March 2018).

I still recommend tall infographics!

Pinterest’s recommended sizes are 600 x 600, 600 x 900, and 600 x 1260. You can still use your favorite width, and keep your Pin dimensions in these proportions.





And finally you visually discover the photo sizes thanks to this infographic:

image sizes


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