Social Media Image Sizes – Your Simple Guide

Creating amazing graphics for Social Media can be a pain in the backside, tools like Canva make it easy at times but aren’t really flexible enough for many use cases. In this article I will be talking about the sizes of images used for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest. Think of it as your simple guide to images for social media.
All sizes in pixels.

Facebook Image Sizes

Profile Photo – 180 x 180
Minimum – 160 x 160

Cover Photo / Image – 851 x 315
Minimum – 399 x 150

Timeline / Newsfeed Images – 1200 x 900

Link Images (timeline / newsfeed) – 1200 x 627

Highlighted Images (timeline) – 1200 x 717

Official Facebook Image Guide.

Twitter Image Size Guide

Profile Photo – 400 x 400
Minimum – 200 x 200

Header Photo – 1500 x 500

Stream Images – 506 x 253
Minimum – 440 x 220
Maximum – 1024 x 512

Google+ Size Guide for Images

Profile Photo – 250 x 250
Minimum – 120 x 120

Cover Image – 1080 x 608
Minimum – 480 x 270
Maximum – 2120 x 1192

Shared Images – All display as 497 width (default)
Maximum – 2048 x 2048

Official Google Image Size Guidance.

Pinterest Image Size Guide

Profile Photo – 165 x 165

Pin Images (main page & boards) – Height 236

Pin Images (expanded) – Height 600

Pin Board (large thumb) – 222 x 150

Pin Board (small thumb) – 55 x 55

Pinterest scales all images to the above scales.

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