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Here’s a cheat sheet with all the LATEST standard social media image sizes for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest and YouTube. It’s everything you need to design all your images using up to date trends for planning your branding and managing your marketing campaigns.
Social media took the internet by storm, and it aint stopping any time soon! (Besides the shut down of Google+, but we can’t all come first in the race.)
There are so many platforms to be on, and each network has its own image sizes. Every time new dimensions are announced (or just randomly introduced), the world scurries around trying to update their pictures.
Personally, I struggle to keep up. I’m always looking for guides on how to create these graphics and tools to do it all for me! I spend most of my time on Pinterest, but I also venture on to Instagram and Facebook now and then to be a bit more ‘social’. Is it really being social if it’s from behind your computer screen?
A lot changed when we moved from 2018 to 2019, and there may be more changes coming in 2020. I realize this, which is why I’m socializing with you from my computer screen again and helping you to keep up with the pack…
Below are awesome interactive cheat sheets with the standard social media image sizes. These sheets are universal and will be updated whenever one of these social media sites recommends a new image size.
Make life simple for yourself – use these standard picture sizes and then lay back, relax, and enjoy a bit of a social media detox…
Standard Social Media Image Sizes Cheat Sheet
It’s really easy to use these cheat sheets ? I’ve put ALL the social media image sizes cheat sheets together under my social media category. Use this whenever you need to quickly check a social media image size.
Just click on the tab for the social media platform that you want to check the image sizes for. And voila, the list of recommended display sizes will load automatically.
Here’s a quick video showing you how to get the most out of the combined cheat sheets:
I’ve put each cheat sheet in this blog post separately, in case you you want to use the table of contents to jump down to a specific social media network. I aim to serve!
Facebook image sizes
Here’s a cheat sheet of the ideal Facebook image sizes:These Facebook image sizes are given in pixels.
These are DISPLAY sizes for Facebook - to read the full post about expert-recommended creation and upload Facebook image sizes, click >>HERE<<.
If you have time and you’re looking for more info on the recommended display sizes for Facebook versus the recommended sizes you should create your images, then hop over to read the best Facebook image sizes guide.
Twitter image sizes
Here’s a cheat sheet of Twitter image size specs:Twitter image sizes in pixels
|Profile||400 x 400|
|Header||1500 x 500|
|In-Stream||506 x 253|
Instagram image sizes
If you’re wondering what the image sizes are for Instagram, then I’ve got you covered too:Instagram image sizes in pixels
|Profile||110 x 110|
|Thumbnail||161 x 161|
|Photo||1080 x 1080 / 1350|
|Stories||1080 x 1920|
LinkedIn image sizes
Here’s a cheat sheet of the recommended LinkedIn image sizes:LinkedIn image sizes in pixels
|Profile||400 x 400|
|Background||1584 x 396|
|Logo||300 x 300|
|Company Photo||900 x 600|
|Square Logo||60 x 60|
|Banner||646 x 220|
|Hero Photo||1128 x 376|
|Shared Link / Image||1104 x 736|
Pinterest image sizes
Here’s a cheat sheet of the ideal Pinterest image sizes:Pinterest image sizes in pixels
|Profile||165 x 165|
|Optimal Pin Size||600 x 900 (or any 2:3 ratio)|
|Portrait Pins||600 x 750 (4:5 ratio)|
|Square Pins||600 x 600 (1:1)|
|Infographic Pins||600 x 1560 (1:2.6)|
Here’s how to get a Pinterest business account and another good read on linking Facebook to Pinterest – yes you can actually do that!
YouTube image sizes
And last but definitely not least, we have YouTube (Y for YouTube just falls at the end of the alphabetical list of social media options here – I feel like we could make a board game out of this ?).
Make sure you have the following YouTube image sizes and you’ll be saying, “Lights, camera, action!” in no time:YouTube image sizes in pixels
|Profile||800 x 800|
|Cover Art||2560 x 1440|
|Desktop||2560 x 423|
|Videos||Min 1280 x 720 (HD) (16:09 ratio)|
Hmmmm, Monique. WHY are you talking about paper sizes when you should be talking about social media image sizes????
Well, If you’re creating social media images you should be creating awesome printables for your fans, too.
Below is a quick cheat sheet of paper sizes but I’ve put together the ultimate guide to paper sizes for you right here..
I kept looking up paper sizes for the different printables I promote on social media. So, I thought it’d be a cute little bonus to add a cheat sheet for paper sizes here. These don’t change, so the sheet will always be up to date, to infinity and beyond.Paper sizes chart for creating printables, planners and other pretty things for your fans
|Inches||cm||mm||Pixels @ 72dpi (web)||Pixels @ 300dpi (print)|
|North American Paper Sizes|
|Junior Legal||8 x 5||203 x 127|
|Government Letter||8 x 10.5||203 x 267|
|Letter (US A4)||8.5 x 11||21.59 x 27.94||216 x 279||612 x 792 ||2550 x 3300|
|Legal||8.5 x 14||216 x 356|
|Tabloid||11 x 17||279 x 432|
|Ledger||17 x 11||432 x 279|
|US Business Card||3.5 x 2||89 x 51|
|International Paper Sizes|
|A0||33.11 x 46.81||84.1 x 118.9||841 x 1189||2384 x 3370||9933 x 14043|
|A1||23.39 x 33.11||59.4 x 84.1||594 x 841||1684 x 2384||7016 x 9933|
|A2||16.54 x 23.39||42 x 59.4||420 x 594||1191 x 1684||4960 x 7016|
|A3||11.69 x 16.54||29.7 x 42||297 x 420||842 x 1191||3508 x 4960|
|A4||8.27 x 11.69||21 x 29.7||210 x 297||595 x 842||2480 x 3508|
|A5||5.83 x 8.27||14.8 x 21||148 x 210||420 x 595||1748 x 2480|
|A6||4.13 x 5.83||10.5 x 14.8||105 x 148||298 x 420||1240 x 1748|
|A7||2.91 x 4.13||7.4 x 10.5||74 x 105||210 x 298||874 x 1240|
|A8||2.05 x 2.91||5.2 x 7.4||52 x 74||147 x 210||614 x 874|
The most popular FAQs about social media image sizes (according to Google)
Let me answer these questions for you right here, so you don’t wander off to get lost in the Google matrix just yet. Here are the most asked questions about social media image sizes, with quick answers for you. If you have more questions that don’t involve ears (all will be revealed a little later), then just post it in the comments below and it might get bumped up onto this list to help everyone…
What is the best size image for a Facebook post?
The best size for a Facebook post image, shared post image or timeline picture (whichever you call it) isssss around 2000 pixels. That’s two thousand pixels, yes.
A Facebook post image shows at different sizes on different devices. Think about it, on your phone a Facebook image is much smaller than on your laptop. So Facebook takes those pictures and resizes them to fit the device – lots of pixels means better quality, no matter where they show.
The largest a Facebook post picture will ever display on a device is 492 pixels wide. But make it 2000 and your back is covered.
What is a standard image size?
This one seems impossible to answer, but actually there’s a simple answer:
[click_to_tweet tweet=”A standard image size is whatever the people in charge say it is.” quote=”A standard image size is whatever the people in charge say it is.”]
So the next question is: A standard image size for what, exactly?
If it’s for your blog, then you or your designer will set the standard size for that. If it’s for social media networks, then those people in charge set the standard image sizes.
Just check the cheat sheets above for all standard image sizes. I think this has now been answered.
How can I fit my whole picture on Facebook?
This is an excellent question! I had it for the longest time ever (that’s quite a few months in human terms).
I cover it (with the embarrassing rookie-mistake evidence) in my blog post about the best Facebook image sizes guide. But we live, we learn.
You have two options to get the right post sizes on Facebook, i.e. not getting your pics cropped in silly ways:
- Put all your most important information smack bang in the middle of your featured image, so when Facebook pulls it up it doesn’t get cut off. Remembering that Facebook shows the center and eliminates the rest will go a long way in your design efforts.
- Use software to optimize your images for Facebook. I highly recommend Social Warfare (affiliate link). You get loads of things with the free WordPress plugin, but you’ll need the Pro version to fix the Facebook stuff.
Why isn’t Facebook updating my post picture?
Ever change your featured image on your site but Facebook sits sleeping at the back of the class, never updating it on your timeline? I’ve been there, too.
If it’s really bad and you want to wake up Facebook to catch up with the rest of the class (and show your updated image), then Facebook’s developers created a tool for that. Yes, really. This happens often apparently…
Go to its Open Graph Object Debugger, type in your own url (your website’s address), then click on ‘Fetch new scrape information’. Give it a minute to wake up, then check your Facebook timeline. Updated? Great. Not yet? Then scrape again. Sounds painful with the scraping and all, but luckily it isn’t.
Do you have to show your ears in a passport photo?
Say whaaaatttt? I guess it depends on where you live and/or drive, but the good news is that it’s totally up to you if you want to include your ears in social media profile images. They’re your ears, so make the most of it and show em to the world!
I’m not sure how the ears one got in there Google, but I think that’s all for our useful FAQs today.
Other FAQs about social media image sizes
What size should social media images be?
There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for this. Every social media platform uses different images sizes and has different image options for things like your profile picture, logo, posts, etc. For example, Instagram uses a square format, Facebook uses a rectangular format and Pinterest prefers a vertical format for images. It’s best to look up the latest social media image sizes for 2020, to be sure you have the right sizes.
What size should a Facebook post image be?
A Facebook post image shows at a maximum width of 492 pixels. It can be any height. But you can make your Facebook post pictures much bigger than that – up to 1200 wide and 628 pixels high for better quality pictures.
What size are Snapchat pictures?
Snapchat pictures for sharing are around 750 pixels wide by 1334 pixels high. The app takes pictures that are 1080 pixels wide and 1920 pixels high. You can share quotes, greetings or anything else in your Snapchat pictures. If you want to run adverts, the recommended size is 1080 by 1920 pixels.
What are the sizes of pictures?
It depends on which pictures you’re looking for and where you will use them. The standard or normal photo size for pictures is 4 x 6 inches. If you are taking and printing a group photo, then go for the bigger picture size of 8 x 10 inches.
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