Social Media

Key Image Sizes for Facebook, Twitter, and More

Akshata Shanbhag 11-04-2020

Do your photos look great on your computer, but not so much when you upload them to a social media website? That can happen when you haven’t optimized the photos for the website in question.

If you don’t design images to match the sizes specified by various social networking sites, the fate of your images is unpredictable. They can get cropped at odd points, appear blurry or askew, cut off key visual information, or look weird in some other way.

To avoid those scenarios, use the cheat sheet below as a guide. It can help you keep your images looking sharp across any kind of device or screen.

The cheat sheet lists optimal image sizes for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Tumblr. Plus, it includes specifications for video content. You can use this information to optimize profile pictures, thumbnails, cover photos, pins, shared images, and more!

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Key Image/Video Sizes for Your Favorite Social Media Websites

ElementSpecification
Facebook
Profile Picture (Minimum)180x180
¹Profile Picture (Recommended)200x200
Cover Photo (Minimum)400x150
²Cover Photo (Recommended)820x462
Shared Image and Shared Link Image
in Timeline (Minimum)
600x315
Shared Image and Shared Link Image
in Timeline (Recommended)
1200x630
Event Cover1920x1080 OR 16:9 Aspect Ratio
Story1080x1920 OR 
9:16 Aspect Ratio
Group Cover1640x856 OR 1.91:1 Aspect Ratio
Twitter
Profile Photo400x400
Header Photo1500x500
Timeline Image (Minimum)440x220
Timeline Image (Recommended)1024X512 OR 2:1 Aspect Ratio
Video (Square)720x720
Video (Landscape)1280x720
Video (Portrait)720x1280
Instagram
Profile Picture (Recommended)180x180
Photo Thumbnails161x161
³Photo (Square)1080x1080
³Photo (Landscape)1080x566 OR 1.91:1 Aspect Ratio
³Photo (Portrait)1080x1350 OR 
4:5 Aspect Ratio
Video Minimum (Square)600x600
Video Maximum (Square)1080x1080
Video Minimum (Landscape)600x315
Video Maximum (Landscape)1080x608
Video Minimum (Portrait)600x750
Video Maximum (Portrait)1080x1350
Video Minimum (Carousel)600x700
Video Maximum (Carousel)1080x1080
Story1080x1920 OR
 9:16 Aspect Ratio
YouTube
Profile Picture800x800
Video Thumbnail1280x720
Banner (Cover Photo or Channel Art)2560x440
Banner Safe Area1546x423
Mobile Display1546x423
Tablet Display1855x423
Desktop Display2560x423
TV Display2560x1440
4K (2160p)3840x2160
2K (1440p)2560x1440
Max. Resolution for HD (1080p)1920x1080
Min. Resolution for HD (720p)1280x720
Standard Definition (480p)854x480
Traditional Website Resolution (360p)640x360
Minimum YouTube Video Size (240p)426x240
Pinterest
Profile Photo (Minimum)165x165
Profile Photo (Recommended)280x280
Board Cover600x600
Small Thumbnail for Board Display55x55
Large Thumbnail for Board Display222x150
Standard Pin (Minimum)600x900
Standard Pin (Recommended)1000x1500 OR 
1:1.5 Aspect Ratio
Square Pin (Minimum)600x600
Square Pin (Recommended)1000x1000 OR
 1:1 Aspect Ratio
Tall Pin (Minimum)600x1260
Tall Pin (Recommended)1000x2100 OR 
1:2.1 Aspect Ratio
LinkedIn
Profile Picture (Minimum)160x160
Profile Picture (Recommended)400x400
Profile Picture (Maximum)20000x20000
Profile Cover1584x396
Shared Image (Desktop)1200x1200
Shared Image (Mobile)1200x627
Blog Post Link Share Image1200x628
LinkedIn Page Logo300x300
LinkedIn Page Cover Image1128x191
Overview Tab Image360x120
Overview Tab Cover Image1192x220
Life Tab Main Image1128x376
Life Tab Company Photos900x600
Life Tab Custom Modules502x282
Shared Image in Page Update With URL1200x627
Tumblr
Avatar (Profile Picture)128x128
Dashboard Image (Minimum)500x750
Dashboard Image (Maximum)1280x1920
1-Image Photoset500x* per image
2-Image Photoset245x* per image
3-Image Photoset160x* per image
Photo Post (Recommended)540x810
Photo Post (Maximum)2048x3072
GIF (Maximum)540x*
¹Dimensions for retina screens: 360x360.

²These dimensions account for the total image cropping of 150 px (vertical) that occurs on desktop.

³These dimensions also work for photo posts in your Facebook feed.

Tips for Social Media Success

Uploading visual content that’s on point is just one part of a successful social networking strategy How to Brand Your Personal Social Media Accounts Personal branding lets you control the way others see you. In this article, we explain how to brand your social media accounts. Read More . For more tips on how to win at social media, explore our platform-specific guides and roundups. Start with these top Facebook tips and tricks How to Win at Facebook: 50+ Tips and Tricks You Should Know If you're still using Facebook, do everything in your power to use it well. Here's how to become a Facebook master. Read More .

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