Social Media Image Dimensions: The Ultimate Guide [INFOGRAPHIC]

Pam Dyer Marketing Director, SolutionsIQ

Posted on December 16th 2013

Social Media Image Dimensions: The Ultimate Guide [INFOGRAPHIC]

Visual marketing plays an important role in brand awareness and outreach.

 The Ultimate GuideBrands experience almost 50% more audience engagement when sharing an image or video on their social media platforms, which is why social networks are increasingly featuring and promoting visual content. Optimizing your visual space online is key to achieving maximum exposure for your name and your brand, and helps build your fan base.

It can be difficult to keep up with all the social media image dimensions for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube. They seem to change on a regular basis, and often it’s not clear where to look for the correct sizes for cover images, profile pictures, and other graphic elements. Enter Tent Social, a digital marketing agency that specializes in social media solutions and and content creation. Their team created the infographic below which shows the heights and widths of all those images you need to make your social media channels look fantastic. The guide also includes character counts for the 7 most popular social networks.

Social media image sizes: A quick reference

Facebook image dimensions

  • Facebook cover photo: 851 x 315
  • Facebook profile photo: 180 x 180

Twitter image dimensions

  • Twitter header image: 520 x 260
  • Twitter profile image: 81 x 81

Google+ image dimensions

  • Google+ cover photo: 2120 x 1192
  • Google+ profile photo: 270 x 270

LinkedIn image dimensions

  • LinkedIn cover photo: 646 x 220
  • LinkedIn profile photo: 100 x 60

Pinterest image dimensions

  • Pinterest profile photo: 160 x 165

Instagram image dimensions

  • Instagram profile photo: 110 x 110

YouTube image dimensions

  • YouTube cover art: 2560 x 1440 
  • YouTube cover art safe area: 1546 x 423

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Social Media Image Dimensions: The Ultimate Guide is a post by Pam Dyer on Pamorama | Social Media Marketing Blog.


Pam Dyer

Marketing Director, SolutionsIQ

Pam Dyer is an integrated marketing executive dedicated to helping companies grow via innovative branding and audience engagement programs. She delivers results by leading teams to create forward-looking strategies and translate them into measurable tactics, iterating as needed to achieve corporate goals. She is a big-picture thinker and relationship-builder who thrives in environments where collaboration is embraced. Pam has a passion for achieving business results through supporting people, growing teams, and sharing success.

Pam authors an award-winning blog, Pamorama, which helps businesses optimize their brands, create customer engagement, and drive sales by using social media channels and content marketing programs. She has educated thousands of people about how to create, manage, and measure outreach initiatives on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, and other social networks. Pam has a global footprint and routinely receive questions and comments from her audience, the majority of whom are in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, the Philippines, India, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates. Her content is syndicated via Social Media Today, Business2Community, Yahoo! Small Business Advisor, CustomerThink, Google News, Mediabistro, and other outlets.

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Posted on December 16th 2013 at 1:52PM

Hi Pam- This is such a great tool. I keep it by my desk. One thing that is not on here as the infographic is older than the new policy--image sizes for Twitter's new "pic in the newsfeed." I read that the ideal pixel width is 1024 and ideal ratio for pics to appear fully w/o expansion is 1024X512. Really makes a big difference in how pics display in the Twitter feed now.

Eslam El Hemaly
Posted on December 17th 2013 at 9:16AM

Dear Pam,

              This is agreat effort, thank you.



Posted on December 17th 2013 at 12:07PM
Jeff Berezny
Posted on January 28th 2014 at 12:51AM
Jeff Berezny
Posted on January 28th 2014 at 12:36AM

Hi Pam,

Thanks for sharing our infographic!  We recently did a site migration (and are still in process). If you'd like the latest embed code, which will be updated with new dimensions in the next few weeks, please use this:

 <p><strong>Please include attribution to with this graphic.</strong><br /><br /><a href=''><img src='' alt='The Ridiculously Exhaustive Social Media Design Blueprint' width='540px' border='0' /></a></p>