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Social Media Image Sizes/Dimensions for 2017

Mirza Azhar Baig Oct 15, 2017
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Since, the users of Social media platforms are increasingly using different image sizes and formats to post or share their topics. Here, are some updates over image sizes which will be used as an updated format in 2017. The Social media image sizes will explain you what will be the best and appropriate image sizes for posting on your social network. Every main social platform is mentioned below with the relevant type of image sizes which will be used as a proper image optimization.

Tips & Guide

You will also find some very swift understanding tips and guide to help you support for making your mind set up on what image size to be used on what social platform. It will be a worth to note tips that all the images, including logos or text may be ideal for uploading on different platforms in PNG formats, while the photos will do in JPG formats.

For Facebook

The image of the Facebook profile picture which commonly appears throughout your Facebook main page and represents you or your brand if it is used commercially. So, the Facebook profile picture images can be used at any higher resolution than 180 × 180 pixels size. This picture image is only displayed on your profile page at this resolution size.
Profile picture image size: 180 × 180 pixels

The cover photo is basically the featured image which appears at the top of your Facebook profile page. If any image size is uploaded lower than 828 × 315 pixels, you will notice that it will be stretched out to come across the size.
Cover photo image size: 828 × 315 pixels

The feed images are the photos which are commonly used in your newly created posts. It displays on your profile page and will be visible to other users’ news feeds. Facebook is still to upscale images which are lower than 1200 × 630 pixels sizes. It is recommended that the uploaded images that are greater than 1200 × 630 pixels sizes, still fulfill the equal feature ratio.
Image sizes in feed: 1200 × 630 pixels

For Twitter

The image of the Twitter profile picture that is commonly appeared throughout on your Twitter main page and represents you or your brand if it is used commercially.
Profile photo image size: 400 × 400 pixels

The header photo is basically the featured image which appears as a circular frame at the top of your Twitter profile page. If any image size is uploaded lower than 1500 × 500 pixels, you will notice that it will be stretched out to come across the size. Twitter is still to upscale images which are lower than 1500 × 500 pixels sizes.
Header image size: 1500 × 500 pixels

The In-stream photo image that is commonly appeared in your entire tweets; should be 440 × 220 pixels sizes, which is the at least requirement.
In-stream photo image size: 440 × 220 pixels.
Maximum file size: 5MB for photos. 3MB for GIFs.

For Instagram

The image added in the Instagram profile picture is commonly appeared throughout on your Instagram main page. It represents you or your brand if it is used commercially. Just similar to Twitter, Instagram also complies a circular frame for profile your image.
Profile image size: 110 × 110 pixels

Instagram post photos consider very vital content over this platform. Therefore, it provides getting the best result from Instagram posts and images. You must upload minimum 1080 × 1080 pixels resolution sizes. The images are higher than 1080 × 1080 pixels the said size will be scaled back. While, the uploaded images set in the feed will appear as 600 × 600 pixels sizes.
Post image size: 1080 × 1080 pixels

For YouTube

YouTube appearance varies on different devices that are used for. It has presented distinct appearance for desktop, mobile, iPhones, tablet, iPad and TV sets. Therefore, its channel cover photo image size is the best at 2560 × 1440 pixels sizes to upload.
Channel art image size: 2560 × 1440 pixels

Thumbnails provides YouTube videos as a fast snapshot for audiences. It serves better recognition what the video is really about. The image suggests to fulfill these needs by using a 16:9 featuring ratio. It is trying the best for YouTube players and previews.
Video thumbnails image size: 1920 × 1080 pixels

Mirza Azhar Baig

Mirza Azhar Baig

Senior Content Producer / Editor at ArpaTech
Azhar has been producing web content, articles, and writes creative blogs for different industries. He is also performing a major role as Senior Content Editor at ArpaTech.
Mirza Azhar Baig