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Social Media Image Dimension Guide for 2016

It seems every week that a social network is changing layouts and requiring new dimensions for their profile photos, the background canvas and images that are shared on the networks. Limitations for social images are a combination of dimension, image size – and even the amount of text that’s displayed within the image.

I would caution against uploading oversized images to social media sites. They use aggressive image compression that often leave your images blurry. If you can upload a great image and compress the image with a service before uploading it, you’ll get much crisper results!

If you’re a designer, keep this infographic handy… and prepare for changes often. And be sure to download Illustrator and Photoshop files from GoDaddy to create your optimized social images at the appropriate dimensions.

Shortstack has also built the Ultimate Social Media Template Guide, a detailed 21 page PDF that thoroughly describes each and every image size used in social media!

Social SiteProfile SizeCover SizeShare Size
Twitter400px x 400px1500px x 500px440px x 220px
Facebook180px x 180px851px x 315px1200px x 630px
Instagram110px x 110px161px x 161px1080px x 1080px
Pinterest165px X 165px222px x 150px236px Width
LinkedIn400px x 400px974px x 300px1000px x 425px
Tumblr128px x 128px 500px x 750px
YouTube250px x 250px2560px x 1440px1280px x 760px
Google+250px x 250px1080px x 608px497px x 279px

The 2016 Social Media Image Sizes Guide below explains to you what the best image sizes are for each social network and the image types to use. Every major social media platform is listed on here so you’re up-to-date with social media platform optimization. MakeAWebsiteHub.com

You would think that, by now, we’d have some standards on image sizes – especially on profiles. I’m pessimistic that the platforms will be working together anytime soon… so that means more work for you and me.

Social Media Image Dimensions

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About Douglas Karr

Douglas Karr is the founder of The Marketing Technology Blog and recognized MarTech expert. Doug is a Keynote and Marketing Public Speaker. He's the CEO of DK New Media, an agency specializing in assisting marketing technology companies with their inbound marketing - leveraging social media, blogging, search engine optimization, pay per click and public relations. He's assisted SaaS companies like Angie's List, GoDaddy, Salesforce, Webtrends, and SmartFOCUS with their digital marketing and product strategies. Douglas is also the author of Corporate Blogging for Dummies.

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  1. seoservices4smallbusiness

    Thanks for making my work handy.. these dimensions helps to create a infographics !!

  2. This is a nice guide. Thanks for making it Douglas.

  3. Thanks for this guide Douglas. This guide and issues one of my friend had with multiple resizing in Photoshop inspired me to make a Photoshop CC extension to take the time and pain out of making multiple sizes for social media dimensions. You can find the extension here: http://dam-photo.com/easy-web-resize-export-photoshop-cc-extension/

    In short the extension panel will take the active layer and at the push of a button it will create covers or content photos in the dimension you mention in your article. The photos will be placed in a folder on the desktop ready for sharing on social websites. There is also 5 custom fields that allows you to resize any layer into 5 different dimensions in one go.

    As a thank you for the inspiration all your readers can use the code “MarketingTechBlog40” to get 40% discount at checkout.

  4. This is helpful! FYI, in the table, you have switched the headers for “Cover” and “Profile”.

  5. Very informative post indeed,thank you so much Douglas, You have shared with us a simple guide which help us a lot regarding Social Media Image Dimensions.

    Keep sharing 🙂



  6. I can’t believe no one has noticed that the Cover Size and Profile Size heading is reversed in the table.

  7. Unfortunately this isn’t of great help, optimal sizes for mobile devices don’t match what’s here, posting with the recommended sizes often cuts off parts when viewed on mobile devices

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