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Social Media Image Sizes 2020-2021 – The big list

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Social media networks are updated from time to time in a quick way, adding new possibilities, new features and even removing some of the things. In order to manage your presence correctly, you need to know the possible sizes and types you can upload, So we made to you social media image sizes 2020-2021 list.

This guide will provide you with dimensions and formats you can use before you upload them to social networks. It is important to note that each social network is different from another social network, and therefore the images must be matched to each network in order to present it in the most representative way. The following is a list of the social media image sizes:

Definitions

Before we start showing you the sizes and the images, we’ll tell you briefly about all kinds of images on social networks.

Cover Image

The cover image is the image on the top side of your business page and should characterize the atmosphere on the page. You can add a team photo, an official logo, or any other relevant subject image.

Profile Image

A profile photo is an image that appears next to the subject image and is like your private profile picture, should be part of your brand. Please note that it will appear wherever you post or comment. It’s a good idea to make sure your brand can be identified by this image.

Post Image

When you upload an image as a post to the social network.

Post Link

When you share a link to a post on the social network.

Facebook Image Sizes

Facebook is the largest social media network, many people use this social network and therefore it is very important to match the images in a maximum way.

1. Image sizes of a Facebook business page

Here you can find the size of the images of your business page on Facebook.

Cover image on the business page

  • The size of the cover image on Facebook should be 820 pixels wide and 312 pixels height (This image size that will appear on the page).
  • You can upload a larger image at a ratio of 2.628:1.
  • Smartphones will display size 640 pixels wide and 360 pixels height. If you use text or a logo, you need to center them.
  • It is highly recommended to use PNG format especially if you are using a logo or with text in this image.
  • For quick loading, Facebook recommends sRGB JPG format and less than 100 kilobytes.

Profile picture on the business page

  • Facebook profile image size should be at least 180 pixels wide and 180 pixels height (This image size that will appear on the page).
  • You can upload a larger image at a ratio of 1:1.
  • Smartphones will display size 128 pixels by 128 pixels.
  • If you upload the image as a rectangle, it will be cut into a square shape.
  • The thumbnail will appear as 40 pixels by 40 pixels in a circle shape (you may want to center the logo within a radius of up to 20 pixels).

Post with an image on the business page

  • The recommended size of an image post should be 1200 pixels wide and 630 pixels height.
  • The image in News Feed and on the page will be displayed as 476 pixels wide and scale up to 1:1.5.

Post with a link on the business page

  • The recommended size of a post link with an image should be 1200 pixels wide and 630 pixels high.
  • The image will be displayed as 476 pixels wide on a height of 248 pixels (On the business page 450X235).
  • A small square image in News Feed and on the page will display 158 pixels by 158 pixels. This image will appear if the size of the image on the site is less than 600 pixels wide at 315 pixels height.

2. Image sizes of a Facebook group

Here you can find the size of the images of groups on Facebook

Cover image on the group

  • The size of the cover image on Facebook should be 820 pixels wide and 428 pixels height (This image size that will appear on the page).
  • You can upload a larger image at a ratio of 1.91:1.
  • The recommended size of the cover image in the group is 1640 pixels wide and 956 pixels height.

3. Image sizes of a Facebook event

Here you can find the size of the images of events on Facebook

Cover image on the event

  • The image size will be displayed on the event page that is 500 pixels wide and 262 pixels height (We recommend uploading an image that is 1200 pixels wide and 630 pixels height).
  • The image size should be at least 400 pixels wide and 150 pixels height.
  • If you share the event: The image in Newsfeed and the Facebook page will be displayed as 476 pixels wide on 248 pixels height.

4. Image sizes of profile, page, messenger, and group story on Facebook

  • Recommend uploading image 1080 pixels wide by 1920 pixels height.
  • Image format types can be JPG, PNG.

5. Image sizes of polls on Facebook page

  • Image sizes of polls should be a square and it is recommended to upload over 236 pixels by 236 pixels (this is the size to be displayed).
  • The image type can be PNG. JPG, TIFF or animated GIF image.

6. Image sizes of products on the Facebook page

  • Image sizes of the product should be 1024 pixels by 1024 pixels or higher.
  • The image should be square with a white background.

7. Image sizes of Jobs Post on the Facebook page.

  • Minimum image size should be 400 pixels wide and 208 pixels high.
  • The recommended size of a job post with a picture should be 1200 pixels wide and 630 pixels height.

LinkedIn Image Sizes

LinkedIn is the largest business social network by Microsoft. Here are picture sizes that fit their new company page.

Cover image on a company page

  • The size of a cover image on a company page should be 1536 pixels wide by 768 pixels height.
  • The minimum of a cover image on a company page should be 1192 pixels wide by 220 pixels height (this is the size to be displayed).
  • Maximum size can not exceed 8 megabytes.
  • PNG or JEPG formats are allowed.

Profile picture on the company page

  • Profile image size should be 300 pixels by 300 pixels (Minimum).
  • On the company page, the size is displayed as 120 pixels by 120 pixels.
  • The thumbnail will appear as 40 pixels by 40 pixels.
  • PNG or JEPG formats are allowed.

Post with a picture on a company page

  • The recommended size of a post link with an image should be 1200 pixels wide by 627 pixels height (1.91: 1 ratio).
  • On the business page, the image is displayed as 520 pixels width by 272 pixels height.
  • In newsfeed, the picture will be displayed as a width of 555 pixels on a height of 368 pixels.
  • The image must be at least 200 pixels wide.

Post with a link on company page

  • The recommended size of a post link with an image should be 1200 pixels wide and 627 pixels height (1.91: 1 ratio).
  • On the business page, the image is displayed as 520 pixels wide by 272 pixels height.
  • The image will be displayed as 520 pixels wide by 272 pixels height.
  • The image must be at least 200 pixels wide.
  • A reduced square image will appear if the link image is less than 470 pixels wide.

Overview image

  • This image appears if you have enabled the Career Pages option for a fee.
  • This image should be 360 pixels wide and 120 pixels height (Minimum).

Life tab (paid)

  • These photos appear if you have enabled the Career Pages option – for a fee.
  • PNG or JPEG formats are allowed.
  • Hero image
    • Should be 1128 pixels wide by 376 pixels height, which is also the minimum.
    • You may also embed a YouTube video.
  • Images “custom modules”
    • Should be 502 pixels wide by 282 pixels height, it is also the minimum.
  • Company photos
    • Recommended for 900 pixels wide and 600 pixels height.
    • Minimum: 264 pixels wide and 176 pixels height.

Twitter Image Sizes

Twitter is a different social network. The goal of the target audience is to meet new people and to keep abreast of what is happening now in the world, as a news source.

Cover image

  • The size of a subject image in the profile should be 1500 pixels wide by 500 pixels height.
  • The image will be displayed 1500 pixels wide by 420 pixels height.
  • Image format types can be JPG, PNG, and even GIF (but not animated).
  • Image size should be below 10 MB.

Profile picture

  • The size of a subject image should be 400 pixels wide by 400 pixels height.
  • The size will be 200 pixels by 200 pixels.
  • The zoomed image will be displayed as 40 pixels by 40 pixels.
  • Image format types can be JPG, PNG, and even GIF (but not animated).

Post with a picture on the profile page

  • The image is displayed as 506 pixels wide.
  • Images can be up to 15 MB on a desktop and up to 5 MB on a mobile phone.

Post with a link on profile page

  • The image will be displayed as 506 pixels wide by 254 pixels height.

Google Plus Image Sizes

Google Plus is a social network from Google.

Cover image on a business page

  • The size of a subject image on the business page should be 1080 pixels wide by 608 pixels height.
  • The minimum is 480 pixels wide on a height of 270 pixels.
  • The maximum is 2120 pixels wide by 1192 pixels height.
  • Image size should be below 20 megabytes.
  • Image format types can be JPG, PNG.

Profile photo on a business page

  • The profile image on the business page should be 250 pixels wide on a 250 pixels height.
  • The minimum is 120 pixels wide by 120 pixels height.
  • The zoomed image will be displayed as 36 pixels by 36 pixels.
  • Image format types can be JPG, PNG, or even GIF.

Post with a picture on the business page

  • The image will be 528 pixels wide on the business page.
  • The image will be displayed as 376 pixels wide in the newsfeed.
  • The height depends on the picture.
  • The maximum is 2048 pixels wide by 2048 pixels height.

Post link on business page

  • The image will be 528 pixels wide on the business page.
  • The image will be displayed as 376 pixels wide in the newsfeed.
  • The height depends on the picture.

Pinterest Image Sizes

Pinterest is a social network based ideas, very suitable for retail stores.

Profile picture

  • The profile image size is 165 pixels by 165 pixels.
  • A maximum is 10 megabytes.
  • The zoomed image will be displayed as 40 pixels by 40 pixels.

Pin image (post image)

  • On the business page and on the main page, the width is 236 pixels.
  • Image format types can be JPG, PNG, or even GIF.

Pin link (post link)

  • On the business page and on the main page, the width is 236 pixels.

WhatsApp Image Sizes

WhatsApp is the largest messaging app in the world. It allows conversations between users, creating groups, and more. You can also create a WhatsApp business account.

Profile picture of personal / business

  • The profile image size is 192 pixels by 192 pixels.
  • Image format types can be JPG, PNG.

Profile picture of a group

  • The profile image size is 192 pixels by 192 pixels.
  • Image format types can be JPG, PNG.

Instagram Image Sizes

Instagram is a social network by Facebook, based on the sharing of images. You can also set an Instagram business account. In addition, we have an article about uploading images to Instagram from a computer.

Profile picture

  • The profile image size is 152 pixels by 152 pixels.
  • The thumbnail will be displayed as 32 pixels by 32 pixels.
  • Image format types can be JPG, PNG.

Post Image

  • Recommend uploading image 1080 pixels wide and 1080 pixels height.
  • On the business page, the width is 302 pixels and when the image is enlarged it is displayed 600 pixels.
  • On the main page, the width is 600 pixels.
  • Image format types can be JPG, PNG.

Story on Instagram

  • Recommend uploading image 1080 pixels wide by 1920 pixels height.
  • Image format types can be JPG, PNG.

YouTube Image Sizes

YouTube is a social network owned by Google, based on sharing videos.

Cover image in the channel

  • The minimum size of a subject image on the business page should be 2048 pixels wide at 1152 pixels height.
  • The recommend uploading an image of 2560 pixels wide by 1440 pixels height.
  • The security zone for mobile devices is also: 1546 pixels wide by 423 pixels.
  • The maximum width is 2560 pixels.
  • The image should be up to 6 megabytes.

Profile photo in channel

  • The profile image on the business page should be 800 pixels wide by 800 pixels height.
  • If you link your Google Plus page to the YouTube channel. The image will be taken from the Google Plus page.
  • The image will display 98 pixels at a height of 98 pixels.
  • The formats you can upload are JPG, GIF, BMP, or PNG.

Tumblr Image Sizes

Tumblr is a blog-based social network.

Profile picture

  • The profile image on the business page should be 128 pixels wide or 128 pixels wide.
  • The image will be approximately 64 pixels by 64 pixels.
  • The maximum upload is 10 MB.
  • The formats you can upload are JPG, GIF, BMP, or PNG.

Post Image

  • The recommend uploading a picture that is 1280 pixels wide and 1920 pixels high.
  • On the business page, the image will be 500 pixels wide and 750 pixels wide.
  • The maximum upload is 10 MB.
  • Animated GIF image can be up to 1 MB and width up to 540 pixels.

VK Image Sizes

VK (or Vkontakte) is one of the largest social networks in the Russian region, it reminds little of Facebook.

Cover image on the business page

  • The recommended size for uploading is 1590 pixels wide and 400 pixels height.
  • The image will be displayed at 796 pixels wide and 200 pixels high on the business page.
  • The formats you can upload are JPG, GIF or PNG.

Profile photo on the business page

  • The profile image will be displayed on the company page 50 pixels by 50 pixels.
  • The maximum area the image can be on a page is 200 pixels wide and 500 pixels high.

Post Image

  • On the business page, the width is 510 pixels.

Post Link

  • On the business page, the width is 510 pixels and the height is 308 pixels.

OK Image Sizes

Ok (or Odnoklassniki) is another one of the largest social networks in the Russian region.

Profile photo on the business page

  • The profile image will be displayed on the company page 288px by 288px.

Post Image

  • On the business page, the width is 546 pixels.

Post Link

  • On the business page, the width is 546 pixels and the height is 272 pixels.

In conclusion

The social media image sizes are important for you so that you can tailor your branding to your target audience on the social network. It is important to make sure that the pictures fit both the atmosphere, your social network and branding, and this in an optimal and professional manner.

If you have any further questions, you can leave a comment below the article, or you can contact us if you would like one of our solutions such as social media marketing, sponsored advertising, and more.

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