The images we share in social networks play a very vital role. As there is a saying, a picture speaks thousands of words, the visual representation always attracts and captures the attention of your followers.
Social Media Images Measurement Guide
There are a number of social networks and many different sizes say profile picture, cover picture, status image, etc that you must learn to upload images with the right size.
For this reason, we have created this guide of measurements of images in social networks, so that you can always share your images with perfect sizes in all the networks like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Vimeo, Google Plus and Pinterest.
Measurements of Images of Social Networks
Below you will find all the sizes of the main social networks, and at the end, you have an infographic that includes all these measures.
Measurements of Images of Facebook
Facebook is an excellent social network, where most of the users of social networks are. If we add to that that the most shared contents contain images, you can get an idea of how important it is to have all these measures at hand.
The appropriate size is 180 x 180 pixels, taking into account that in mobile it will be shown in 32 x 32 pixels and in a computer, it shows in 160 x 160 pixels.
This image at least must have 399 pixels high and 150 pixels wide, but if we want to upload it with the ideal dimension, the image should be 851 x 315 pixels, in the mobile it is seen in 340 x 160 pixels.
For this image to load quickly, it is best to have the JPG format.
The recommended measure is 1200 x 628 pixels, although in the timeline it will be scaled to 470 pixels wide.
The square images have a dimension of 600 x 600 pixels.
The highlighted images are a little bit larger than the shared images, their dimensions being 1200 x 717 pixels.
Images for shared links
The recommended size is 1200 x 628 pixels.
The allowed dimension of this header is 820 x 250 pixels.
The allowed size for events is 500 x 262 pixels.
Images for the ads
Clicks on the website
Images of 1200 x 628 pixels are allowed, taking into account that no more than 20% of the text is allowed in the image. At most, you can accompany the image with a title of up to 25 characters and a text of 90.
Conversions to the website
The recommended size is 1200 x 628 pixels, including little text in it. As in the previous image, the title of the image should not exceed 25 characters and the text, 90.
Interactions with a publication
The recommended dimension is 1200 x 900 pixels, inserting little text in it, although if it is shown in the column on the right, it will appear with a size of 254 x 133 pixels. At most, you can include 90 characters of text.
I like the page
The suggested size of this image should be 1200 x 444 pixels, introducing little text in it. In this case we also have a limit of 25 characters in the title and 90 in the text.
The recommended size is 1200 x 628 pixels, with no more than 20% text in the image. At most, you can include 90 characters of text.
Interaction with applications
The suggested magnitude of this image is 1200 x 628 pixels, including little text in it and adding, at most, 90 characters of text.
Answers to an event
The advised dimension is 1200 x 628 pixels, containing little text in it. At most, you can include 25 characters for the title and 90 for the text.
Description of news
The recommended measure is 1200 x 628 pixels, inserting little text in it. At most, you can use 25 characters for the title, 90 for the text and 30 for the news section.
Request for offers
The recommended size is 1200 x 628 pixels, not including much text in it. At most, you can add a text of up to 90 characters and a title of up to 25.
The suggested dimension is 1200 x 675 pixels, containing little text in the image. At most, you can include a text that does not exceed 90 characters.
The recommended measure is 1200 x 628 pixels, with little text in the image. At most, you can use 25 characters for the title, 90 for the text and 30 for the news section.
Instagram Images Dimensions 2018
In this social network, images are the protagonists and, therefore, sharing your image in the right size is paramount.
The optimal size is 180 x 180 pixels and it is round, so it avoids the things that appear on the edges.
The dimension to obtain the best resolution in your images is of 1080 x 1080 pixels, although they will appear scaled to 600 x 600 pixels.
The recommended measure for this case is 1080 x 566 pixels, although the feed appears square.
The suggested size is 1080 x 1350 pixels, although the feed appears square.
Videos for the timeline
The suggested resolution is 600 x 600 pixels, with a duration of between 3 and 60 seconds.
Videos for Instagram Stories
The recommended resolution is 750 x 1334 pixels, with a duration of no more than 10 seconds.
Square ad photo
The suggested measure for a square Ad is 1080 x 1080 pixels. No more than 20% text is allowed in the image.
Ad horizontal photo
The recommended size for an ad with a horizontal image is 600 x 315 pixels. No more than 20% text is allowed in the image.
Twitter Images Sizes 2018
In this social network, the content is short, but if you want to highlight and increase the visibility of your tweets among so many publications, adding a good image is the best way and provided it is in the right size and has good quality.
The recommended measurement is 400 x 400 pixels, although it must measure at least 200 x 200 pixels, and its weight must not exceed 2 MB.
At least the image should be 1024 x 280 pixels and maximum of 2560 x 600 pixels, but the recommended size is 1500 x 500 pixels and should not weigh more than 5 MB.
A photo in a tweet
The suggested dimension is 1024 x 512 pixels and its weight must be less than 3 MB in the case of GIFs and 5 MB in the case of JPGs or PNGs.
Several photos in a tweet
The minimum size is 600 x 335 pixels, but it is better to make the image somewhat larger so that it can be enlarged by clicking on it.
The photo in the previous image of the tweet
The recommended measurement is 440 x 220 pixels.
Image of a Twitter Card
The suggested size is 800 x 320 pixels and its weight must be less than 3 MB.
Lead Generation Card
The maximum should weigh 3 MB and its ideal dimensions are 800 x 200 pixels.
Basic App Card
The size of the custom icon image must be 144 x 144 pixels.
Image App Card
It should not weigh more than 3 MB and the advised size is 800 x 320 pixels.
Summary Card with large image
The recommended dimension is 280 x 150 pixels without exceeding 1 MB in weight.
On Twitter you can share images in PNG and JPG format in all cases and, in GIF format, in profile photos and tweets.
LinkedIn Images Sizes
It is the professional social network for excellence, in which it is considered to be very important to take care of the image in order to have a good professional profile and stand out from other profiles. This social network will allow you to connect with companies and professionals in your sector, so if you do not give a good first image you can lose a job opportunity.
The size is between 400 x 400 pixels and 20,000 x 20,000 pixels, always taking into account that the image will appear round and without exceeding 8 MB in weight. The image can be in PNG, JPG or GIF format.
The recommended size is 1584 x 396 pixels, with a maximum weight of 8 MB and in PNG, JPG or GIF format.
The recommended dimension is 520 x 320 pixels.
In this case, the suggested size is 520 x 272 pixels.
Logo for the pages
The recommended size is 130 x 130 pixels, but its minimum is 96 x 96 pixels, as long as it does not exceed 4 MB in weight and has a PNG or JPG format.
Header for the pages
The suggested size is 1536 x 768 pixels.
YouTube Header, Profile, Video, and more Images Sizes
Although it is a social network of videos, the images are also important, since it is what will draw the attention of your followers in the first place, making the user visualise or not is depends on your videos and decides whether or not to subscribe to your channel.
At least it should be 120 x 120 pixels, but it is recommended that it be 250 x 250 pixels, although you can upload it in 1000 x 1000 pixels to improve the resolution. The format of the image must be PNG, JPG or GIF.
Photo of the header of the channel
The recommended size is 2560 x 1440 pixels but you can upload images of at least 2048 x 1152 pixels as long as they weigh no more than 2 MB.
Image of the videos (thumbnail)
The recommended size is 1280 x 720 pixels and the format, PNG or JPG.
The minimum dimensions are 1280 x 720 pixels, but it is recommended that you have 1280 x 760 pixels, and a maximum weight of 128 GB.
Vimeo social network Image measurements
This social network is also related to videos, but, as in the case of YouTube, it is important that the images we share are optimised to get the attention of the user to visualise our videos and follow us.
The recommended size for this image is 300 x 300 pixels.
Image of the videos
The optimal dimension for this video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.
In this case, the recommended measure is 1280 x 720 pixels.
SD 16: 9
The suggested size for this video format is 640 x 360 pixels.
SD 4: 3
The recommended size is 640 x 480 pixels.
Google Plus Images Measurements
If you have presence on this website it is important that you take care of the images, especially in the case of the cover image, since each device is sized to a size different.
It is recommended to be 250 x 250 pixels but, at least, it must have 120 x 120 pixels and it is allowed to upload the image of 1000 x 1000 pixels to see the resolution better.
At least it should be 480 x 270 pixels and a maximum of 2120 x 1192 pixels, although it is recommended that it be 1080 x 608 pixels.
This image will be seen in different sizes depending on the device from which our users see it: on TV it will be 2560 x 1440 pixels, on a tablet, 1855 x 423 pixels and on computers, up to 2560 x 423 pixels.
The recommended size is 497 x 279 pixels, but you can upload images with a maximum of 2048 x 2048 pixels.
Thumbnail of the shared image and with link
The recommended size is 150 x 150 pixels.
Pinterest Images Measurements
Pinterest is the social network of image boards. The impact of your image will make the user press or not to read your entire article, therefore, you must capture their attention with the perfect and quality images.
The recommended dimension is 165 x 165 pixels, although you will only see these dimensions on the home page, the rest will be dimensioned at 32 x 32 pixels.
Image of the boards
The right size is 222 x 150 pixels.
Image of the pins
In this case, the width of the image will be displayed at 236 pixels, with the corresponding height according to the image. It is recommended that the image be 600 pixels wide.
Thumbnail of the pin on the plank
The size is 50 x 50 pixels.
The images can be in PNG or JPG format.
At this point we have been able to check the different sizes of images according to each social network and it is practically impossible to memorize them all, although it is possible to memorize the sizes of the images that we share more times.
Also, if you want to be a good Community Manager you must know the different sizes and apply them when creating the images of the different social networks that you manage.
In my opinion, the ideal thing is to create a template in the image editor that you use with the recommended measures so that when you want to share an image only you have to size it and share it instantly.
I hope that this guide of social network image measurements will be very useful to optimise your social profiles and increase your company or personal branding online.
If you have any queries regarding the social network images sizes, let us know them in the below comment section. We will get back to you as soon as possible to solve all your queries.
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