Social Media Image Dimensions

Mar 15, 2017 | Social Media, Tips and Insights

Social Media Image Dimensions [ edited: as at 2020 ]

You know all those annoying messages and frustration when you tried to use the wrong size picture for the cover/profile on Facebook? It happens to us all, that really nice photo or graphic you worked up in Photoshop only to realise too late that your tasteful cropping means you can’t use it to delightfully decorate one or other of your Social Media account covers. Well, here’s a list of the actual dimensions required by most of the major Social Media players to keep you frustration free. Bookmark for later, you know you will need them…

social media image dimensions

…it would make such a nice cover though…

Common Social Media Cover Photo Dimensions

  • Twitter header: 1500px x 500px
  • Facebook cover photo size: 820px x 312px
  • Pinterest cover photo: 217px x 147px (cover image for Board)
  • LinkedIn personal background photo: 1584px x 396px
  • YouTube cover photo: varies but use 1546px x 423px for desktop machines
  • Medium profile picture size: 1400px x 1120px

Common Profile Picture Dimensions

  • Twitter profile picture size: 400px x 400px
  • Facebook profile picture size: 180px X 180px
  • Instagram profile picture size: 110px x 110px
  • Pinterest profile picture size: 165px X 165px
  • LinkedIn profile picture size: 400px x 400px
  • YouTube channel profile picture size: 800px x 800px
  • Medium profile picture size: 400px x 400px

For a completely comprehensive set I recommend this article at Sprout Social

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