Social Media: Best Image Sizes

["Social Media: Best Image Sizes" was first published on April 22, 2015]

The following is a guideline for best social media image sizes, based on several online sources.

  • Facebook

    Header image: 851px X 315px

    Post image: 470px X 470px or 470px X 246px or 281px X 394px

    The square and landscape image will be resized to a width of 470px and the height will adjust proportionally. The portrait image will be resized to a height of 394px and the width will adjust proportionally.

  • Google Plus

    Header image: 2120px X 1192px

    Post image: 426px X 213px. The image will be resized to a width of 426px and the height will adjust proportionally.

  • Instagram

    Header image: 204px X 204px or 409px X 409px

    Feed image: 510px X 510px

    Thumbnail: 161px X 161px

  • LinkedIn

    Header image: 1600px X 375px

    Post image: 698px X 400px

    Thumbnail: 180px X 110px

  • Pinterest

    Feed image: the width will resize to 236px and height will adjust proportionally.

    Expanded image: the width will resize to 736px.

  • Twitter

    Header image: 1500px X 500px

    Tweet image: 599px X 358px

    Summary card with large image: images are scaled to fit a width of 480px.

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    Maria C. Lima

    Maria C. Lima has spent the past 10 years studying web development and becoming a sought-after independent technology innovator in New York City. She now runs MCL Interactive, her own NYC design and technology firm, where she prides herself in providing creative web solutions for savvy entrepreneurs. She helps bring their vision to life in a beautiful and functional web presence. Her goal is to take care of all the techy stuff so that they can do what they love and work on growing their businesses. You can find her on Twitter (@mclinteractive) or on Facebook ( Read more

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