Image Size Cheat Sheet for Social Media Platforms


Via Constant Contact

Via Constant Contact

Setting up a new Twitter profile or Facebook Page can be a somewhat time-consuming, especially when it comes to working out the sizes of all the images you need to make your channels, or those of your clients, stand out from the crowd. But Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus change the format, layout, and style of their networks so often that you can sometimes get lost in that crowd. We came across this really helpful, social media image size cheat sheet, which has been updated for 2015 and comes courtesy of Constant Contact.


  • Header Photo: 1500 x 500
  • Profile Photo: 400 x 400
  • In-Stream Photo Preview: 440 x 220

Your Twitter profile offers several ways to use images to stand out. You have your header photo and this is your branding opportunity.


  • Cover Photo Dimensions: 851 x 315
  • Profile Image: 400 x 400
  • Shared Images: 1200 x 900

It’s important to make the most of your photo once you have the right size. A fun tip is that Facebook introduced a new auto-enhancing feature for iOS in 2014. Now, when a Facebook user posts an image using the iOS app, it is automatically “enhanced” for clarity, lighting and shadow.

Google Plus

  • Profile Image: 250 x 250
  • Cover Image: 1080 x 608
  • Shared Image: 497 x 279

This one, was going to be the next “big” thing, is something that kind of fizzled but if you are still enjoying it then this is great to know.


  • Profile Image: 110 x 110
  • Photo Thumbnails: 161 x 161
  • Photo Size: 640 x 640

One trick for making the images you take with your smartphone easier to use on Instagram is to change the size of your photo within the camera app. Before you take a picture, select the square orientation.


  • Profile Image: 165 x 165
  • Board Display: 222 x 150
  • Pin Sizes: 236 / 600

Make sure to use content that stands out in the feed.


  • Channel Cover Photo: 2560 x 1440
  • Video Uploads: 1280 x 760

Similar to Instagram, having the appropriate size photo for YouTube is mostly just important for your channel’s profile image.

We believe that it is important for everyone to know these helpful hints so their visual marketing is seen by as many people as possible. Just make sure to always keep posted because you never know when it will change again.