The Ideal Image Sizes for (almost) Every Social Network

Social networks are extraordinarily fickle when it comes to image size dimensions. Since there’s no standardized size for images that get posted, an image that looks perfect on Pinterest, for example, will look downright unpleasant on Twitter. Luckily we’ve created this handy infographic that has the exact dimensions – down to the pixel – for all of the major social networks.

This infographic contains the most up-to-date dimensions for images for all the most used social media sites: Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Just save this image to your computer and use it whenever you take the leap and join a new social networking site.Ideal-Image-Size-Social-Network_infographic_Edited-04

Update: We originally had the wrong dimensions for the Facebook “Shared Image” size. We’ve since updated the infographic to reflect the correct sizing.  

26 thoughts on “The Ideal Image Sizes for (almost) Every Social Network

  • Hi Daniella,

    This Infographics looks so good it’s giving me chills (I have a design problem :D).
    That’s very useful information too. I was looking for Pinterest sizes the other day and got really confused. I this is going to be super helpful. They’re kind of the annoying one in the group though. Everyone is going for horizontal or square and they came in like “nope, we’re gonna be vertical”.

    But since they’re one of the biggest image sharing network, it’s worth designing custom graphics for Pinterest.


    • Ahh!

      That’s a huge compliment Aurelie, thank you so much! I’m really glad you enjoyed the infographic.
      And I agree Pinterest is a tricky one, but an important one to design appropriately for, its a great/powerful tool.

  • Is the 1200 x 512 Facebook size correct? I’ve always used 1200 x 627 which is a different aspect ratio, and seems to work perfectly. This is the first time I’ve seen mention of 512px on the short side.

    • Good observation. By the way, I post at 1200 x 800 but it’s not unusual for the “short side’s” size to vary according to sensor sizes. But for the Nikon D300s, D700 and D810 (first one is DX and the latter 2 are FX) the ratio is this, 1200×800

      • Yes, but other ratios will have part of the image cropped off by Facebook. I think the point of this post is to share the optimum sizes for sharing, and if it’s too short, then some of the length will be cropped by Facebook. If you’ve included titles in your image, you could have them chopped off partially.

        • Agreed! These sizes are not correct. Facebook Profile minimum should be 180 x 180 but will be displayed as 160 x 160. Facebook Link Preview photos are best as 1200 x 627. While regular photos are best as 1200 x 1200.

    • Hey Dan,

      Nice Catch! You’re right, it’s fixed and updated! Thanks for pointing that out and reading.

  • It’s important to remember that, for example, Facebook cover photo should be 815×315 but ALSO should be smaller than 100 KB or it will be compressed by them and have a few artifacts due to heavy compression.

  • So what do I do for Pinterest? 236 or 660? When do I want an enlarged pin image and when do I use a feed image? What if I’m just posting something to a Pinterest board? Help!

    • Hey Carol,

      Thanks for reading. I would say to just remember the minimum width is 236, but keep in mind that when enlarged it shows at 660px, which is why some images look extremely pixelated!

      Hope that helped!

    • Hey Ben!

      Here at SumAll we do 1500x600px, but thats based on our WordPress theme. That size seems to work even when sharing images across social media. But, we typically alter the image social to social for better results.

      Thanks for reading!

  • I would have been great if you’d have included a YouTube channel art sizing as this is the most difficult to get right because they size for viewing on a TV however this is horribly cropped when viewed on a mobile. They only way is to create a large image with small text/image in the centre “safe space” with a lot of “pattern” or “white space”

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