The correct social media image sizes are important when creating great images for your business social media channels and has become a key aspect of online marketing.
In fact, over 50 percent of social media is made up of images! As we’ve all seen over the past years, popular social media platforms seem to make noticeable changes in layouts when you least expect, leaving your profiles looking less than desired.
When you’re selecting cover photos, shared images, and other social media assets, knowing the basic image dimensions might not cut it.
What if you want to make sure a certain part of your cover photo isn’t obstructed by your profile photo? And what’s the difference between shared link thumbnails, or in-stream photos — are the dimensions different for those?
As it turns out, sizing images correctly for social media is no simple task. Even just for Facebook marketing, photo dimensions vary according to where and how it’s shared — from cover photos, to timeline images, to profile pictures.
So, one of the most important things you should do is keep track of the recommended image and photo dimensions for all the social media channels you use.
For this infographic, we pulled from our own experience coupled with the recommended sizes for best visual display on your social media channels. We hope you find this helpful whether you’re a designer, developer, marketing manager or social media expert.