2018 Social Media Image Size Cheat Sheet

Mar 9, 2018 | Social Media

To help you start 2018 off on the right foot, we have gathered the recommended image sizes for the top social media platforms as of March 1, 2018.

Cheat sheet for social media image sizing

The social media landscape is constantly changing and it can be difficult to stay on top of all the new platforms, trends and dreaded algorithm changes. Additionally, social media platforms like to change their designs often, affecting the recommended sizes for your profile images (cover photos, profile pictures, news feed images). To help you start 2018 off on the right foot, we have gathered the recommended image sizes for the top social media platforms as of March 1, 2018.  

Facebook

Cover Photo: 820x310

  • Minimum Size is 389x150
  • Smartphone Display is 640x360

Profile Picture: 180x180

  • Upload Photo at 1:1 Aspect Ratio (Proportional Relationship Between an Image's Width and Height)
  • On Page Size is 160x160
  • News Feed Thumbnail is 32x32

News Feed Image: 1200x630

Twitter

Cover Photo: 1500x500

Profile Picture: 400x400

  • Displays at 200x200
  • Upload Photo at 1:1 Aspect Ratio

In-Stream Image: 440x220

  • Upload Image Up to 1024x512

LinkedIn

Cover Photo: 1536x768

  • Appears as 1400x425
  • Note: Patterned Imagery and Background Photos perform best since such a small amount of the image is actually shown (avoid text).

Profile Picture: 400x400

  • Upload Photo at 1:1 Aspect Ratio

News Feed Image: 1200x627

Instagram

Profile Picture: 110x110

  • Upload Photo at 1:1 Aspect Ratio

Post Image: 1080x1080

  • Upload Photo at 1:1 Aspect Ratio
  • Photo Will Be Scaled Down to 612x612

Pinterest

Profile Picture: 165x165

  • Appears at 32x32 throughout Platform

Pin Image: 236px Wide

  • There is No Limit On Height
  • Expanded Pins Have Minimum Width of 600px Wide

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Sources: SocialMediaToday, MakeaWebsiteHub.com and Buffer