Searching for the best social media image sizes?
Since they’re ever-changing, it’s tough to find a guide that’s completely correct. But here’s one, with a free printable cheat sheet!
It’s simple but accurate. Outdated infographics are still widely posted and shared, despite their misinformation.
These are the optimal, updated social media sizes for visual content, verified as of January 2024.
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I’ve included ALL essential sizes for Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, AND YouTube on the chart. You’ll find notes about aspect ratio and maximum file size where known.
TikTok, Tumblr, Tinder, MeWe, and Meetup sizes are listed at the end of this post.
There’s a Table of Contents if you need a quick answer. You’ll find it underneath the important cross-platform considerations below.
Please leave a comment if any need to be corrected. I’ll update as quickly as possible!
The Best Social Media Post Size
Posting on more than one of the social networks? Don’t drive yourself crazy – use these sizes that work across multiple social media platforms.
Best size for image posts
The optimal size for image posts that work on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Pinterest is 1200px x 1500px. These are now shown in full in the feed (new for LinkedIn) and have maximum impact.
This is portrait shape, or 4:5 aspect ratio.
1200 pixels square is also excellent for Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and now on X (Twitter) they’ll show in full in the tweet stream.
Squares can also be pinned to Pinterest, and in my experience, can perform well.
A square is a 1:1 aspect ratio.
If Pinterest is your main platform, try the optimal 2:3 Pin images on Facebook, as they work there too. In fact, I love the impact these taller images have on Facebook.
You can control how these tall images are cropped to 4:5 for the Instagram feed, but it’s center cropped to square for your IG gallery. Post 2:3 Pins on LinkedIn, but now they’ll be reduced to fit a 4:5 portrait shape.
Here’s the handy template for tall social media posts that are optimized for Pinterest Pins. Right-click to save to your hard drive.
Best image size for link share posts
The optimal size for sharing links on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn is 1200px x 630px. A link share image is 1.91:1 aspect ratio.
Google Discover recommends minimum 1200 pixel wide images, so this size is a must for all web pages and blog posts you want shared on social.
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Social Media Sizes: Table of Contents
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Tumblr image sizes 2024 plus Tinder, MeWe, and Meetup.
Facebook Image Sizes 2024
Facebook Cover Photo sizes
There’s a profusion (or confusion) of FB cover photos. Click through to the in-depth articles for details and free templates.
➔ Facebook Page: 1200 x 674 pixels | Optimize your Facebook Page cover photo size for both desktop and mobile viewing.
➔ Facebook Group: 1640 x 856 pixels | Optimize your Facebook Group cover photo size for desktop and mobile.
➔ Facebook Event: 1200 x 628 pixels | Optimize your Facebook Event cover photo size for desktop and mobile.
➔ Facebook Profile: 1200 x 675 pixels | Optimize your Facebook Profile cover photo size for desktop and mobile.
Want one size for all Facebook cover photos? Use 16:9 proportion and allow for cropping.
This size works perfectly on mobile Pages. You must allow cropping top and bottom on desktop, so don’t place text or other critical elements near the top and bottom.
This proportion works out to: 1200 x 675, 1640 x 923, or 1920 x 1080 pixels. Your choice!
I always recommend going with a larger image for best quality. While FB sometimes specifies minimum sizes required for upload, modern displays have such great resolution that low quality images don’t cut it any more. Go BIG!
And, it must be a static image. There’s no longer an option to use a video as your cover photo.
Other important Facebook image sizes
For more details, see the linked posts.
➔ Facebook Profile photo size: displays 176 x 176 pixels on computer and 196 x 196 pixels on smartphones | Make the best Facebook Profile Picture size plus ideas to get more likes. Download a FREE template there!
➔ Facebook Link preview size: minimum 600 x 315 pixels | How to get a LARGE Facebook link thumbnail.
➔ Facebook Photo post size: on the wall, 476 pixels wide x varied height, larger gives better quality.
Re minimum wall post size, I hope you are using larger photos than minimum already! Up to 2048 x 2048 pixels works for Facebook photo posts.
Want more about Facebook image quality, file types, compression etc?
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Pinterest Image Sizes 2024
Pinterest profile cover size
The Pinterest profile cover is an image in 16:9 aspect ratio. Minimum size is 800 x 450 pixels. Recommended size for retina display is 1440 x 810 pixels.
Any horizontal photo can be cropped to fit the 16:9 ratio after uploading it. But no more videos!
You can upload a JPG, PNG, or GIF up to 10MB.
Pin size 2024: 1000 x 1500 pixels.
You can go wider if you wish, but keep your Pin dimensions in these proportions:
- 1:1 or square
- 1:1.5 or slightly tall (optimal)
- 1:2.1 or moderately tall
Get more Pin size details, plus how to keep your website loading quickly with large images, at this in-depth article.
Pinterest board covers: don’t seem to works any more! Mine are cropped weirdly regardless of upload size.
If you really want ’em though, make ’em SQUARE and at least 340 x 340 pixels. 600 or even 1000 pixels square would be better.
➔ Pinterest Profile Photo size: 180 x 180 or larger.
➔ Maximum Pin width when clicked: varies by device viewed on.
➔ Board cover: suggested minimum 340 x 340.
➔ Minimum image size that can be pinned: 100 x 200 (I can no longer verify this).
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Instagram Image Sizes 2024
Instagram posts are not limited to square! However, your images will still be cropped to square on your profile page gallery.
➔ Instagram Profile Photo size: 110 x 110 minimum | Rock your IG profile photo
➔ Instagram photo size: minimum 1080 width for best quality
➔ Instagram landscape photo size: 1.91:1 proportion, or 1080 x 566.
➔ Instagram portrait photo size: 4:5 proportion, or 1080 x 1350.
➔ Instagram Stories OR Reels size: 9:16 proportion, or 1080 x 1920.
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X (Twitter) Image Sizes 2024
The old responsive Twitter header is now one standard shape and size on every device and browser width (since August 2019), though the profile picture overlap may change.
Tweeted image size changed in 2017 and again in 2023. Read on for the straight scoop.
What does Twitter say about image sizes?
➔ Twitter X Header size: 3:1 or 1500 x 500 pixels | Twitter header free template 2024
➔ Twitter X Profile size: 1:1 or 400 x 400 pixels
➔ Tweeted Image size: 16:9 up to 1:1. At 1200 pixels wide, that’s 675 to 1200 pixels tall.
➔ Twitter X Card image size: 1.91:1 or 1200 x 628 pixels
Multi-image tweet sizes
- For two images, the images will be side by side, both at 7:8 aspect ratios.
- For three images, there will be one 7:8 aspect ratio image on the left, with two 4:7 aspect ratio images running up the right side of the image.
- For four images, there will be four 2:1 aspect ratio images in a grid.
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LinkedIn Image Sizes 2024
Max file size 8MB and file type must be PNG, JPEG, or GIF.
LinkedIn Personal Profile Image Sizes
Establish a professional presence with a clear and well-sized profile picture on LinkedIn.
➔ Profile Picture: 400 x 400 pixels | Use a high-quality image to ensure your LinkedIn profile picture is visible and not pixelated.
➔ Background Photo: 1584 x 396 pixels | Personalize your profile with a LinkedIn background photo, but keep in mind the picture may be cropped differently on various devices.
LinkedIn Company Page Image Sizes
Use the correct image sizes to create a professional look for your company on LinkedIn.
➔ Company Logo: 300 x 300 pixels | It’s important to have a clear company logo that represents your brand on LinkedIn.
➔ Cover Image: 1128 x 191 pixels | Ensure your LinkedIn Company Page cover image is optimized for brand recognition and consistent with your company’s branding.
➔ Sponsored Content Image: 1200 x 627 pixels | Maximize your reach with sponsored content images that adhere to recommended size guidelines for optimal display.
LinkedIn Post Image Sizes
Make your posts stand out in the LinkedIn feed with properly sized imagery.
➔ LinkedIn Post Image: 1200 x 1200 (square) or 1080 x 1350 (portrait) | Using the right image size for your LinkedIn posts can increase engagement.
➔ Article Cover Image: 1200 x 644 pixels | Use a compelling cover image to draw attention to your LinkedIn articles.
➔ LinkedIn Carousel Post: 1080 x 1080 pixels | Use multiple square images to tell your story or share information to take advantage of LinkedIn carousel posts.
Always use high-resolution images to ensure the best display across all devices. To accommodate high-resolution screens and maintain image clarity, it’s recommended to use the maximum resolution available within the size limits.
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YouTube Image Sizes
➔ YouTube channel art: 2560 x 1440 pixels | Learn how to create YouTube Channel Art with FREE templates
➔ Be sure to grab the template as cropping varies wildly from TV to mobile to desktop.
➔ Video thumbnail: 1280 x 720 pixels
➔ Channel icon: 800 x 800 pixels
TikTok image sizes 2024
This one’s easy.
Videos will be in a standard 9:16 shape (be sure to film with the phone vertical).
Shorter ones, down to square size, are accepted but will have a black border top and bottom.
Meh! Go tall.
If you’re making graphics for a slideshow, use the IG Stories size of 1080 x 1920.
Leave a 150px margin on top and bottom and 64px margin on each side for TikTok text overlay.
➔ TikTok profile picture size: 200 x 200. JPG, PNG. Minimum size is 20 x 20.
➔ TikTok video size:1080 x 1920. File size: 287.6 MB (iOS) and 72 MB (Android). MP4, MOV.
➔ TikTok video ads size: 720 x 1280px / 640x640px / 1280 x 720px. File size: 500 MB. MP4, MOV, MPEG, 3GP, AVI.
Tumblr image sizes
It’s hard to find image sizes for this platform, and one reason may be that it’s pretty freeform. Different themes can vary greatly.
These appear to be the most common image sizes for Tumblr.
Tumblr Profile Image Sizes
Creating a recognizable Tumblr presence begins with a vibrant profile picture.
➔ Profile Picture: 128 x 128 pixels | Choose a bold and high-resolution image for your Tumblr avatar to make your profile easily identifiable.
Tumblr Post Image Sizes
Express your creativity and mood through Tumblr posts with adequately sized images.
➔ Photo Post: 540 x 810 pixels. When you click on an image in a post, it will open a larger version, if available, with up to 2048 pixels wide and 3072 pixels tall dimensions.
➔ Animated GIFs: 540 pixels wide | To prevent slow loading times, keep GIFs at a maximum of 540 pixels wide and under 2MB.
Tumblr Banner Image Sizes
Set the tone of your Tumblr blog with a captivating banner image.
➔ Header Image: 2048 x 1152 pixels | A wide and high-quality image for your Tumblr header helps create an engaging visual experience for your audience.
High-resolution images are pivotal on Tumblr to maintain visual quality when viewed on different devices.
Consider the aesthetics of your Tumblr theme when choosing images, as they can significantly impact your blog’s overall look and feel.
Tinder Photo Sizes
Nope, I don’t use Tinder, but due to the popularity of this article, Google is sending searchers here for Tinder photo dimensions.
Not one to disappoint, I’m including them for you!
Tinder requires photos be cropped to square for upload.
According to Photofeeler, the required Tinder pixel dimensions are 640 x 640.
In the swiping deck, however, this will be zoomed into and displayed at 600 x 848 pixels. This aspect ratio is 1:1.325, or 7:10.
The exact number of pixels will vary by the viewer’s device.
My suggestion is to start with a photo where your face doesn’t fill the square from side to side, since you can anticipate those sides being cropped off in the swiping deck.
And don’t use a photo where your face is way off to one side, as you’ll lose part of your face in the swiping deck.
Or, you can use an app like Square Instapic that will add borders to the sides of your portrait-shaped portrait to make it a square.
BTW, 8 x 10 is the standard portrait shape. So not exactly Tinder’s 7 x 10, but close.
Wondering how to get a picture to fit Tinder? This template will help.
Tinder Profile Image Sizes
Crafting a captivating Tinder profile starts with selecting the perfect photos to showcase your personality and interests.
➔ Profile Pictures: 800 x 800 pixels | For clarity and appeal, choose high-resolution photos for your Tinder profile image to make a memorable first impression.
Tinder Smart Photos
Smart Photos feature optimizes your profile by continuously testing and rotating your photos to display the most popular one first.
➔ Supported Image Size: Up to 800 x 800 pixels | Use the highest quality images with Tinder’s Smart Photos to ensure the best possible result.
Tinder Moments Image Sizes
Share your moments and increase your chances of getting a swipe right with well-sized pictures.
➔ Moments Pictures: 640 x 640 pixels | While moments are temporary, pick vivid, clear images to capture attention quickly.
Tinder Feed Image Sizes
Engage with your matches directly in your feed by sharing photos of your day-to-day life.
➔ Feed Pictures: 640 x 640 pixels | Keep it social and engaging with crisp images for your Tinder feed, adhering to the recommended size for consistency.
Keep the tone of your photos genuine and reflective of who you are, as authenticity can greatly enhance your appeal on dating platforms.
Avoid using overly processed or filtered photos, and adhere to Tinder’s Community Guidelines to ensure your images are appropriate and respectful.
MeWe image sizes
Tailor your MeWe profile to express your personality and connect with others using the right image sizes.
➔ Profile Picture: 144 x 144 pixels | Use a high-resolution image to Ensure your MeWe profile picture is clear and accurately represents you or your brand. If you have a larger image, MeWe will reduce it to the proper display size.
➔ Cover Photo: 945 x 320 pixels | This is approximately 3 times wider than tall. Make a statement with your MeWe cover photo, but remember the top and bottom can be cropped on various devices, so keep important details centered.
As far as posts, MeWe tells us that you can safely share photos, videos, documents, voice messages, Dual-Camera MeWe’s chats, GIFs, memes, doodles, disappearing content, stories, and much more – but they don’t clue us in on best sizes.
Save time and repurpose content from other networks you use.
The maximum file size you can upload is 500MB, whether you have a paid account or not. This applies to videos, photos, documents, audio files, and anything else you might choose to upload.
Meetup image sizes
A reader suggested this, and after a moment’s thought, I had to agree:
What could be more social than a platform to meet up IRL?
Meetup is all about groups and their events. Of course, you’ll also have a profile photo. You can set one for your account profile and different ones for your groups, if you like.
Meetup Group Image Sizes
Creating a welcoming and vibrant group page on Meetup starts with using the right images.
➔ Group Profile Image: 400 x 400 pixels | This square image helps members recognize your group, so choose a clear and relevant profile picture.
The profile image can be either a photo or a logo.
Your account profile photo will be used by default for your group profiles. Previously, you could update each of your group profile photos individually, but this feature appears to be retired.
➔ Group Cover Image: 600 x 338 pixels | Your cover image is often the first impression prospective members get, so make sure it’s attention-grabbing and indicative of your group’s theme.
Meetup group cover photos are an easy way to differentiate your group and attract potential members.
Use a photo in JPG, PNG, or non-animated GIF format with a 16:9 ratio. The file size limit is 10MB.
If you’re setting your cover photo for the first time, you must set it from your computer.
- Go to your group’s homepage
- If you’re just starting out and don’t have any group photos yet, select Upload a photo.
- If you already have group photos, select Change photo.
- Here you can either Choose from existing or Upload a photo if you want something new.
- Choose your new cover photo and be sure to Save your changes. source
Sponsor logo image dimensions are 120 x 90.
Meetup Event Image Sizes
Each event you create on Meetup can have a unique image that reflects its content or theme.
➔ Event Images: 1200 x 675 pixels | Use a wide high-resolution image to give potential attendees a glimpse of what to expect from your event.
Always aim to upload the highest quality images within the recommended dimensions to ensure they look good across all devices.
A Meetup event photo album is a crowdsourced memory bank for a group.
When an event is scheduled a photo album is created automatically. Group organizers, co-organizers, and assistant organizers can create new photo albums from the Photos section of the group as well. All members can upload photos to an album but cannot create a new album. source
The only requirement here is that event photos be JPG or PNG format and under 10MB each.
How Do I Get Images to These Sizes?
Q: Do you have recommendation for how to get photos these desired image sizes? I am using iPhoto and I am not getting exact dimensions you describe.
A: You could use a free online photo editor like Pixlr. Alternatively, you can use an online image creator that has lots of sizes already set up for you!
One of the easiest I’ve found is Snappa. Choose a size template, pick or upload a photo, and it’s automatically sized to fit. Adjust cropping as desired.
The paid plans have an amazing Instant Resize feature, so you can make perfectly-sizes images for every network!
Disclosure: If you purchase a plan, I may earn a referral fee.
Social Media Cheat Sheet 2024: Conclusion
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