Using the correct image sizes on the different social media platforms can have a HUGE impact on your business. The need for a strong social media presence is soaring in 2016. This is why you must keep your business profiles optimized with the right images. Unfortunately, when it comes to social media images, one size does NOT fit all. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, and LinkedIn all require different sizes of images. Below we explain the best image sizes for each major social network.
This will be the photo that represents your business on Facebook. This square photo will appear on your timeline over your cover photo. It will also appear when you post on other walls, comment on posts, and when people search for you.
Cover Photo: 851 x 315 pixels
Shared Images: 1200 x 630 pixels
Highlighted Image: 1200 x 717 pixels
Shared Link: 1200 x 627 pixels
Facebook will scale photos under the minimum dimensions. For the best results, increase image resolution at the same scale as the minimum size.
Header Photo: 1500 x 500 pixels
Profile Photo: 400 x 400 pixels
In-Stream Photo: 440 x 220 pixels
Profile Image: 250 x 250 pixels
This image is uploaded as a square and then cropped into a circle. Make sure you select a photo that doesn’t cut out its best side.
Cover Image: 1080 x 608 pixels
The cover image is the largest photo on your Google+ page. It’s a great chance to showcase a product or service.
Shared Image: 497 x 373 pixels
Shared Image from Link: 150 x 150 pixels
Profile Image: 110 x 110 pixels
Photo Thumbnails: 161 x 161 pixels
Photo Size: 1080 x 1080 pixels
Profile Image: 165 x 165 pixels
Board Display: 222 x 150 pixels
Creating boards is essential for Pinterest success. You must make sure you’re using the correct image. Select an image that will interest your audience. Pick one that’s relevant to that particular board.
Pin Sizes: 236 width in pixels
Profile Image: 400 x 400 pixels
Background Image: 1000 x 425 pixels
This is a new LinkedIn feature. It can be difficult to find an image that fits the space well. When you do get it right, your profile will look great.
Standard Logo: 100 x 600 pixels
The standard logo is one of two logos you should upload to LinkedIn. This logo is the larger of the two. It will show up next to your business name. This image also appears in the “Companies you may want to follow section”. The better the photo, the more followers.
Career Cover Photo: 974 x 300 pixels
The career cover photo is the most prominent picture on your page. You can use this space to pick an image that represent your company in order to attract some great employees and customers.
Banner Image: 646 x 200 pixels (minimum)
This image appears when a user visits your business’s homepage. Since the image is located on your homepage it’s likely the visitor is actively searching for your company. It’s a great opportunity to draw them in.
Square Logo: 50 x 50 pixels
This is the image that appears when your business is searched. Make sure it is something recognizable to your brand to make sure customers are clicking on the right company.