Social Media Image Sizes For 2020

Written By Yochay Yirmyahu

Opening a business social media profile is an important step that every business owner should take. After opening the pages, it is also advisable to use professional images in it that match the images size requirements on the site you are using. In this article, we will list the image dimensions you should use on most of the social media websites. You can find the image sizes for Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram, WhatsApp and Pinterest.

It’s also important to note out that social media sites often change their interfaces and the image sizes, therefore we won’t be able to guarantee that the size is the article is the correct one but we will make sure to update this page from time to time. And if one of the sizes doesn’t work for you let us know on the comment below and we will be happy to update you with the current size.

Social Media Images Sizes

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Facebook Image Sizes

Nowadays Facebook is the most popular social media website and we also have a tutorial that will teach you how to create Facebook business page. Below you will be able find the recommended image sizes for Facebook.

Facebook Images Size

It’s important to note out that the Facebook cover design image size is 820x312px but that size display doesn’t work well on mobile so we use the 820x462px size instead.

When you upload Facebook Ad Design make sure you don’t use a lot of text in the image. Facebook limit the amount of text you can use on the Ad to about 20% of the image size.

You can check if you image fits the text limit using the Facebook text overlay tool:
https://www.facebook.com/ads/tools/text_overlay

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Twitter Image Sizes

Twitter is another social media site that allows you to tweet short updates to your followers. Below you can see the recommended image size when using a Twitter page and let us know if you are looking for a professional Twitter banner design.

Twitter Images Size

LinkedIn Image Sizes

LinkedIn is a social network that enables business collaborations between entrepreneurs, business owners and companies.

The LinkedIn banner design is a bit different from other social media website because they require really big image but show only small fraction of it. In LinkedIn similarly to Facebook we have company’s business pages and profile pages and the sizes are a bit different for each one.

LinkedIn Images For Business Page

Linkedin Business Page Images Size

LinkedIn Images For Profile Page

Linkedin Profile Page Images Size

Instagram Image Sizes

Instagram is a social network that belongs to Facebook and by using Instagram you can upload photos and videos in real time over the phone.

Instagram Images Size

WhatsApp Image Sizes

WhatsApp is a phone app that allows us to communicate with contacts on our phone. Recently WhatsApp launched WhatsApp Business App that will allow you to create business profile as well.

Whatsapp Images

Whatsapp Story And Post Images

YouTube Image Sizes

YouTube is one of the best social media websites. With a YouTube page, you can upload videos and promote your business or yourself as an artist or video blogger. For those of you who are interested we are also offering professional YouTube banner design services.

Youtube Images Sizes

Pinterest Image Sizes

Similarly to Instagram Pinterest is another and very popular social network for photo sharing. The advantage of Pinterest on Instagram is that you can also share your photos using your computer and not just the mobile.

Pinterest Images Sizes

Few More Important Tips

In this article we have provided you with all the important image sizes for the most popular social media websites. Using the correct images size is a start but alone it’s not enough to create a professional page and here are some additional tips for business owners with social media pages.

Tips For The Right Social Media Image Sizes

Be Aware Of Image Size Changes – We maintained above the interfaces and image sizes on social media sites often change, therefor when you upload a photo check from time to time that it works correctly on your home computer and on your mobile device.

Profile Image Size – We recommend to upload the profile image size as 400x400px image and even due it will be displayed in smaller size it’s still important to use high quality photo. With business profile it will be the common to use the logo design or logo icon inside the profile box.

Main Banner Design – The main banner design for the social media page is one of the most important elements on the page. You should use a professional design that people will like. It’s also important to make sure the image display correctly on both the desktop computer and on smartphones. For those of you who are looking for a professional design we can help and offer the following services: Facebook cover design, Facebook Ads Design, Twitter header design, YouTube channel art designLinkedIn banner design and we also have a social media package with a discounted price.

Posts image size – We specify above some of the posts image sizes and although this is the recommended size you don’t have to use the exact size. You can play around with the sizes and see what works best. As long as the display works well on both the computer and mobile you should be good.

Don’t use Google images – One of the most common mistakes is to use google images. Using images without permission is not allowed and you should avoid doing it. There are many free images website and there are also paid website that allows you to buy the image copyright and use it right for just few bucks.

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Yochay Yirmyahu
Yochay Yirmyahu

I have a B.A. in logistics and economics and practical engineer degree in industry & management with marketing specialization. Web developer, designer and well-known WordPress ninja with over a decade of experience in the digital world.

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