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New Year Social Media Cheat Sheet: Must-Know Image Sizes

Shahriar Haque

Shahriar Haque

Shahriar is Digital Marketing Strategist at MazeGeek, Inc. His responsibility includes Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Marketing, Google AdWords and Analytics for designated projects.

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New Year Social Media Cheat Sheet: Must-Know Image Sizes

Now-a-days most of the organizations use Social Media to build loyalty, communicate vital information, and increase engagement. Image plays a vital role for social media post. A social media post without image, it is like apple crumble without custard. But most of us don’t know the image size different social media requires. I was searching for a correct answer but can’t find one. So, I made one and sharing with you all.

In this blog I have included image sizes for Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

Image Sizes for Facebook:

  • Facebook recommends 1200 x 300 in 2020 update. But these proportion also works 1200 x 675, 1640 x 923, or 1920 x 1080
  • Facebook Page cover Image size: 820 x 312 desktop & 640 x 360 mobile
  • Facebook Group cover Image size: 1640 x 859 min
  • Facebook Event cover Image size: 1200 x 675
  • Facebook Profile Image size: displays 170 x 170
  • Facebook Link preview Image size: min. 600 x 315
Image Size for Facebook

Image Sizes for Pinterest:

  • In 2020 Pinterest recommends using large & high quality images like 1000 pixels.
  • Pinterest Profile Image size: 180 x 180 or larger
  • Maximum pin image width when clicked: 564
  • Board cover image size: suggested min 340 x 340
  • Minimum photo size that can be pinned: 100 x 200
Image Size for Pinterest

Image Sizes for Instagram:

Instagram is mainly used for sharing photos. Its posts are no longer limited to square size.

  • Instagram Profile Image size: 110 x 110 minimum
  • Instagram Image size: minimum 1080 width for best quality
  • Instagram landscape Image size: 1.91:1 proportion, or 1080 x 566
  • Instagram portrait Image size: 4:5 proportion, or 1080 x 1350
Image Size for Instagram

Image Sizes for Twitter:

  • Twitter recommends a static aspect ratio of 3:1
  • Twitter Header Image size: 3:1 or 1500 x 500 pixels
  • Twitter Profile Image size: 1:1 or 400 x 400 pixels
  • Tweeted Photo size: 16:9 or 1200 x 675 pixels
  • Twitter Card photo size: 1.91:1 or 1200 x 628 pixels

Multi-image tweet sizes

  1. For 2 photos, the photos will be side by side, both at 7:8 aspect ratios.
  2. For 3 photos, there will be one 7:8 aspect ratio image on the left, with two 4:7 aspect ratio images running up the right side of the image.
  3. For 4 images, there will be four 2:1 aspect ratio images in a grid.
Image Size for Twitter

Image Sizes for LinkedIn:

  • The exact proportion for LinkedIn is 4:1 which 1584 wide by 396 high.
  • File size 8 MB max and file type must be JPEG, PNG, or GIF.
  • LinkedIn profile cover image 1584 wide by 396 high. This is exactly 4:1 proportion.
  • LinkedIn profile Image size: Per LI, upload any size between 400 x 400 pixels and 20,000 x 20,000 Pixel.
  • LinkedIn Image share: 1200 x 1200
  • LinkedIn Company cover Image size: 1536 x 768 px².
  • LinkedIn logo ratio: 300 x 300 square.
Image Size for LinkedIn

Image Sizes for YouTube:

  • YouTube Channel Art image size: 2560 x 1440
  • Video Thumbnail size: 1280 x 720
  • Channel icon size: 800 x 800


For Social Media image size is really important. Now we all can say that “Size does Matter”

Hope you find this blog helpful. Leave a comment about your image related experience. Let us know if any changes needed in our info. It will be updated as soon as possible.