Social Media Image Sizes Cheat Sheet

social media image sizes

Are you looking to quickly improve your social media presence without hours wasted searching for the correct image sizes? You’re in the right place.

When creating content for social media it is important to keep image sizes in mind. Each social media platform has different sizing guidelines. For example, on Twitter, the maximum image size is 1024×512 pixels, and on Facebook 1200×627 pixels. If the image is too small it will appear pixelated and if it is too large it will be cropped. By understanding the different image sizes for each social media platform you can ensure that your content looks its best.

We’ve all been there, scrolling through our feed and seeing images that are stretched, blurry, or don’t fit. horribly. With so much on our plate already, the last thing we want to do is spend valuable time trying to guess what size an image should be — time that could be better spent actually creating great content.

Facebook Image Sizes

Facebook cover photo size:
For desktop: 820 x 312 pixels
For mobile: 640 x 360 pixels

Facebook profile photo size:
For desktop: More than or equal to 180 x 180 pixels
For mobile: More than or equal to 140 x 140 pixels
Facebook banner dimensions: 1200 x 630 pixels
Link/Update image size: 1200 x 628 pixels

For best results, upload JPG files less than 100 KB

Images with text (for instance, brand logo) must be a PNG file

See Facebook’s guidelines for banner sizes.

Facebook Event Image Sizes
Facebook event cover image size: 1200 x 628 pixels
Facebook groups cover photo size
For desktop: 1640 x 662 pixels
For mobile: 1640 x 859 pixels

Twitter Image Sizes

Twitter profile picture size: 400 x 400 pixels (file size must be less than 2 MB)
Twitter cover photo size: 1500 x 500 pixels (file size must be less than 5 MB)
Shared image: 900 x 450 pixels
In-stream photo size: 440 x 220 pixels

File size: 10 MB (max)

Recommended file type: JPG, GIF, or PNG file
Learn more at the Twitter help page.

LinkedIn Image Sizes

LinkedIn Company Page Image Sizes
Logo size: 300 x 300 pixels (min); 400 x 400 pixels (max); File size: 4 MB (max)
Cover image: 1128 x 191 pixels
Blog post image: 1350 x 440 pixels
File size: 10 MB (max)
Supported file type:  JPG, GIF, or PNG 

Find more information on the LinkedIn help center

LinkedIn Personal Image Sizes

Personal profile:
Profile photo: 400 x 400 pixels
Cover image: 1584 x 396 pixels
Aspect ratio: 4:1

Pinterest Image Sizes

Profile image: 165 x 165 pixels
Pin size: 236 pixels x Adjustable Height; 2:3 ratio for vertical pins (recommended)
Board image size: 222 x 150 pixels
Supported file type: JPG and PNG for profile pictures
Get more information here.

Instagram Image Sizes

Profile photo size: 110 x 110 pixels
Photo size: 1080 x 1080 pixels
Photo thumbnail: 161 x 161 pixels
Appear on the home page at 110 x 110 pixels

Find more information on the Instagram help center

Instagram Stories Size
Recommended resolution: 1080 x 1920
Aspect ratio: 9:16

Youtube Image Sizes

Youtube Thumbnail Size: 1280 x 720
Channel cover photo: 2560 x 1440 pixels
Channel icon: 800 x 800 pixels
Video uploads: 16:9 ratio
With the fixed ratio, you can upload your video in various resolutions such as;
4K – 3840 x 2160 pixels
2K –2560 x 1440 pixels
1080p (HD) – 1920 x 1080 pixels
720p (HD) – 1280 x 720 pixels
480p –854 x 480 pixels
360p –640 x 360 pixels
240p –426 x 240 pixels
144p –256 x 144 pixels

TikTok Image Sizes

Recommended TikTok image sizes:
TikTok Video: 1080 x 1920px, maximum 3 min
TikTok Profile photo: 200 x 200px
TikTok in-feed ad video aspect ratio: 9:16, 1:1, or 16:9


In conclusion, social media image sizes are a critical aspect of creating a cohesive and visually appealing feed. Be sure to take the time to understand the requirements for each platform before posting any images. With a little effort, your social media feed can be professional, and make a lasting impression.