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Cheat Sheet: Best Image Sizes for Social Media

May 23, 2017

(July 10, 2016 -  Updated May 23, 2017)

Images are an important part of social media and should not be treated as an afterthought. Users are more likely to share anything on social media that has an eye-catching photo to go with it.

Sizing your photos correctly is a crucial part in making sure your pictures display properly, but is no easy task. Image sizes vary based on how an image is shared and which social media platform you are using.

Use our infographic below to prevent your images from getting cropped or positioned incorrectly. It is important to make sure your images are displaying the best they can across all your social accounts.

If you are in need of a quick reference, please scroll below to see a written list of all the image dimensions. 


Social Media Image Size Cheat Sheet

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Quick Reference: 

The dimensions provided below are in pixels, width x height.



Profile photo: 500 x 500



Cover photo: 1200 x 675

Profile photo: 340 x 340

Link image: 1200 x 628

Photo post: 940 x 788 to 1200 x 1200



Profile photo: 180 x 180



Profile Photo: 600 x 600

Cover photo: 736 x 736



Company Profile photo: 400 x 400

Company cover: 1536 x 708

Link image: 1200 x 628

Jenna Dehn

Digital Marketing Strategist

Jenna Dehn is a Digital Marketing Strategist and Account Director at Northwoods. She focuses on applying strong expertise in data-driven, long-term strategic planning for clients. She uses her interest in data and storytelling to help companies start or improve their web design, SEM, content marketing, and marketing automation strategies. She also enjoys creating infographics and is certified in Google Analytics and Google AdWords.

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