March 17, 2021

Social Media Image Sizes to Use

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An easy guide to social media image sizes!


Profile Picture: 180 x 180px

Displays at 170 x 170px on desktop and 128 x 128px on smartphones
Remember that the image will be cropped to a circle

Cover Image: 820 x 312px

Displays at 820 x 312px on desktop and 640 x 360px on smartphones. Plan accordingly so important elements do not get cut off!

Shared Image: 1200 x 630px

Displays at max width of 470px in feed and 504px on page

Shared Link: 1200 x 628px

Square Photo: Min 154 x 154px in feed and 116 x 116px on page
Rectangular Photo: Min 470 x 246px in feed and 484 x 252 on page

Event Image: 1920 x 1080px

Will scale down to 470 x 174px

Co-workers looking at a laptop in an office setting


Personal Picture: 110 x 110px

Square Feed Post: 1080 x 1080px

Scaled down to 612 x 612px, shown in feed at 510 x 510px

Horizontal Feed Post: 1.91:1 ratio

Vertical Feed Post: 1080 x 1350px
Max file size of 4MB

Photo Thumbnails: 161 x 161px

Stories: 1080 x 1920px
Min resolution of 600 x 1067px


Personal Profile Image: 300 x 300px

Max file size of 10MB

Personal Cover Image: 1584 x 396px
Max file size of 4MB

Page Logo Image: 300 x 300px

Max file size of 4MB

Page Cover Image: 1128 x 191px
Max file size of 4MB

Event Cover Image: 1776 x 444px

You can also add a logo (400 x 400px)

Shared Link: 1200 x 628px

Shared Image: 1200 x 1200px

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Profile Picture: 165 x 165px

Max file size of 10MB

Static Image Pin: 1000 x 1500px

Max file size of 20MB

Story Pin: 1080 x 1920px
Max file size of 20MB

Board Display: 222 x 150px
Smaller thumbnail: 55 x 55px

Cover Image: 800 x 450px


Profile Photo: 400 x 400px

Displays at 200 x 200px
Max file size of 5MB

Header Photo: 1500 x 500px

Max file size of 5MB

Tweet with Image: 1200 x 675px
2 images: 700 x 800px per image

Tweet with Image + Link: 1200 x 628px
Max file size of 5MB

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