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Social Media Image Dimension Guide for 2017

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 Site Profile Size Cover Size Share Size
Twitter 400px x 400px 1500px x 500px 440px x 220px
Facebook 180px x 180px 828px x 315px 1200px x 630px
Instagram 110px x 110px 161px x 161px 1080px x 1080px
Pinterest 165px X 165px 222px x 150px 238px Width
LinkedIn 400px x 400px Between 1400px x 425px and 4,000px x 4,000px 974px x 320px
Tumblr 128px x 128px 500px x 750px
YouTube 250px x 250px 2560px x 1440px 1280px x 760px
Google+ 250px x 250px 1080px x 608px 497px 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.

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.

© 2016 DK New Media.

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