If you’ve been active on social media for a while, or you just made your accounts, you’ll realize that when it comes social media, visual content and social media go together like French fries and dip sauce, and all comes down to the last pixel.
Social media are constantly adding up more features, visual elements, and it seems like every day when you wake up, you see a new element or iteration being made to the social networks you are active, making you go back and figure out the right size of cover images, post images and align your social media marketing according to the latest set of changes.
We’ve made it easy for you with the social media image sizes and dimensions guide:
Use your Facebook cover photo and newsfeed images to connect fans to your brand. Whether it’s an image of your recent blog post or one that promotes your business, make sure it represents your business.
Find more information on Facebook’s guideline.
Note: If you are promoting your business on Facebook make sure the image size is 1200 x 628 pixels and has only 20% text in it.
Twitter is also known as one of the best social media networks that your customers will most often use to discuss your brand.
Find more information on Twitter help center.
Google+ is a great site to present your company to the world. This not only because of the social aspect, but more importantly, it is because your Google+ account is tied to search engine itself. When someone searches your brand, Google pulls in your Google+ account information, including your profile picture and recent posts.
Find more info on profile and cover photos at Google+ help
Note: For best quality of images for your Google+ optimization, use images where their size is not less than 502 x 250 pixels and should not be more than 1080 x 608 pixels.
LinkedIn is known as the largest professional network. Where other social networks may be good drivers of traffic and customers, LinkedIn is a suitable place for B2B as well as recruiters to connect with industry leaders.
Find more information on LinkedIn help center.
Primarily, Instagram focuses on images, but remember image size matters a lot. It’s very simple. However, Instagram profiles don’t have cover photos. Your cover photo is created by a variety of images you share on your Instagram profile.
Find more info on Instagram help center
Note: Upload a photo with a width of at least 1080 pixels with an aspect ratio between 1.91:1 and 4:5 for best results.
Like other social sites, your images on Pinterest should be something closely tied to you or your brand. After all, anyone who arrives at your board or pins through the keyword search will probably have a look at your profile too.
Find more information on Pinterest help center.