Sizes Of Social Media Images

I needed a quick post this week, having had a few days staying with my Dad in Bridlington. Great to have a few days (mostly) away from the keyboard – but always lots to do when I come back.

Following on from last week’s post about promoting my business with a web app, one of the next areas I must pay attention to, is sorting out my social media strategy, which is currently haphazard to say the least.

I have been looking at various social media tools and training courses that I’ll report back on shortly, but the one thing common to them all is the need for correctly sized images for each particular social media platform, so I am indebted to Roy Hale for providing the image below as a useful aide-memoir. (Correct at the time of writing: 1st November 2015.)

Sizes Of Social Media Images

social-images-high-resThe image above is a little small to read, having had to be compressed for the width of my blog, but to download a larger version of the social image sizes reminder, click here.

And here they are written out in full (sizes in pixels):

  • Facebook Page -851 x 315 and 180 x 180
  • LinkedIn Profile – 1500 x 425 and 200 x 200
  • LinkedIn Company Page – 646 x 220 and 100 x 60
  • YouTube – 2560 x 1440 and 100 x 100
  • Twitter – 1500 x 500 and 400 x 400
  • Google Plus – 1080 x 608 and 250 x 250
Size of social media images reminder here: Click To Tweet

I’m pretty BAD at image manipulation. Despite all the free tools available out there, beyond the absolute basics, I seem to have a mental “image manipulation block”. So I was really lucky that Roy was able to turn the original PDF information he sent me into an image – and on a Sunday afternoon too. Thanks again Roy.

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Sorry it’s a short post this week, but hopefully a useful one to those people (like me) still planning their social media strategy.

I just felt that my Dad’s needs were greater than my readers’ this week, and what’s the point of being self-employed if you can’t take time out for your 93-year old Dad every so often?

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Edward Thorpe - November 8, 2015

Hi Joy,

Happy you’re back. Happier that you were able to spend time with your wonderful Dad.

This is a useful post that’s a good example of my favorite type of post: ‘solve one problem’ and leave…

I saved the social media image sizes to a handy file for future reference. Have a great week.

    Joy - November 11, 2015

    Hi Edward

    Thanks – we enjoyed our time together, and I’m already trying to schedule the next trip in December.

    That’s actually a good formula for a blog post – solve a problem and leave. I’ll remember that; although don’t promise to always follow it!

    Enjoy the rest of your week, Joy

      Edward Thorpe - November 12, 2015

      That’s funny, Joy!

Philip V Ariel - November 8, 2015


What a JOY to be here today after a bit break.

Social media sharing is no doubt a vital part in any business or for that matter mainly in blogging. The time or the trend is now for different types of apps. Good to know about this new App.

A short and sweet one is this! I fully agree with you when you said the following. Yes, “Dad’s needs were greater than my readers’ this week, and what’s the point of being self-employed if you can’t take time out for your 93-year old Dad every so often?”

That is Indeed a great example to follow in this age of neglecting the elderly!
I appreciate!

Waiting for the next post. 🙂

Keep sharing.
Have a great week ahead.

    Joy - November 11, 2015

    Hi Philip,

    Good to welcome you back on my blog. I’m sure my Dad would have missed me more than my readers – in fact, no need for my readers to miss out, thanks to a post scheduled ahead of time!! So, self-employment and WP post scheduling have helped me be a better daughter 🙂

    Hope to see you again soon.

    Enjoy the rest of your week, Joy

Atinder - November 8, 2015

Hi Joy,

Great Quick Post!

So, Twitter allows highest Size of Images in Pixels. But by look Images on Facebook and Twitter looks quite similar, not much difference. May be due to good compressing of FB.

Again !! Good Share!!

    Joy - November 11, 2015

    Hi Atinder,

    Glad you found the information helpful. I must admit it rather frustrated me that all these social media sites use different sizes for their images – but when they’re free, who am I to complain?


      Atinder - November 11, 2015

      Yeah!! Right Joy! We can only complain, when someone is charging money and still not giving, what we need.

        Joy - November 12, 2015

        Hi Atinder,

        I think you may be commenting on the wrong post LOL. It was my business cards I wasn’t very happy about. I have been really delighted with the service and web app provided to me by Roy Hale.


Jan Shaw - November 9, 2015

Hi Joy,

Yes, your 93 year old dad is definitely more important than we are! So glad you were able to spend time with him and I hope he’s doing well.

I loved your blog post…great information on image sizes. I’m never sure from one social media platform to the next one, how big my image needs to be.

Thanks for sharing!

Jan Shaw

    Joy - November 10, 2015

    Hi Jan

    Thanks for understanding, my Dad – for a 93 year old – is doing great. He’s over-ambitious for what he should be able to do!

    I’m always forgetting what the correct size is for social media images – so now I can just come to my own blog to find out!

    Enjoy the rest of your week, Joy

M.Mairaj - November 11, 2015

Hi Joy,

Well this is my first time on your blog, and i found something valuable to read. Indeed you have shared some useful information about the pixel size of the images which are using in above mentioned Social media platforms.

Thanks for fantastic sharing 🙂



    Joy - November 12, 2015

    Hi Mairaj,

    I’m so pleased to welcome you to my blog and even more pleased to have provided you with some useful info on the sizes of social media images.

    Hope to provide you with more information going forward.

    Enjoy the rest of your week, Joy

Rachit - November 11, 2015

Nice post,

I was glad to see the post title, as I’ve been providing social media banner services on fiverr from a great time.

Awesome information you provided Joy.

You can use tools such as canva to create social media banners. They have automated sizing and ready to use images.

Thanks for sharing.

    Joy - November 12, 2015

    Hi Rachit

    I didn’t realize you used Fiverr to sell your image creation services. You’ll probably be very familiar with social media image sizes. Although I use Canva occasionally, image creation isn’t one of my best talents.

    Enjoy the rest of your week, Joy

Kim Willis - November 12, 2015

Hi Joy

Your post is a timely one, because my social media program is also a bit of a mess. In fact this weekend I will be working on my social media relaunch strategy so your post is not only good timing for me, but helpful too.

Thanks Joy.

    Joy - November 12, 2015

    Hi Kim,

    Glad to have been of assistance and I wish you a productive weekend on your social media strategy.

    In fact, your appearance today is timely here too because a mentor mentioned your name (in a good way) as someone to get in touch with, so I’ll drop you a message via your blog contact page.

    Happy weekend 🙂


loritoallid - November 12, 2015

I love your blog because this post gave me more information about image size.

Visiting your 93 year old dad is far more important than blogging.

Hope to see you again soon……

Joy - November 12, 2015

I’m glad you found it helpful, and thanks for dropping by my blog.


sazia kazia - November 14, 2015

Hi Joy Healey I am from PAC… Glad to know this new information that we should mind our social media pages, pixel and images as well which add value to our blog.. thanks for sharing great information.

Kathryn Maclean - November 15, 2015

Hi Joy,

Thank you so much for the social media sizes. I keep loosing track
and have to go look them up again.

I saved them this time.
I liked your facebook pages. Have you added them to the PAC rotator Joy?
We now have Sue Bride in charge of the facebook syndication.

Thanks again.

    Joy - November 16, 2015

    Hi Kathryn

    Glad you found the social images helpful. Like you, I kept losing them – so decided to put them on my own blog!

    Thanks for liking my Facebook pages.

    Oops – not sure about the PAC rotator. There’s so many good things available in PAC that might be one I’ve missed out on. Thanks for reminding me, and I’ll investigate.

    Have a good week, Joy

David Merrill 101 - November 16, 2015

Very useful information, Joy.

This is the nuts and bolts of putting together a social media campaign, so a great resource to bookmark.

Enjoy your Dad. That’s part of what the internet lifestyle is all about.

Thanks for the useful info.

    Joy - November 16, 2015

    Hi David

    Glad you think it will be helpful – it will certainly save me keep looking them up!

    To me the Internet Lifestyle isn’t about money – it’s about time freedom and flexibility.

    Thanks for dropping by, Joy

Jacs Henderson - November 22, 2015

Super info Joy!

Social chimp is new to me, but I like it!!

Images certainly have prefered sizes for social media, and they don’t all need to be perfect… BUT when t comes to cover banners for social profiles it is Hugely Brilliant to have custom templates.

I usually use pic-monkey for this, but will add social chimp to my collection.

Wonder why monkeys and chimps come into it?

Thanks Joy 😀

~ Jacs

    Joy - November 24, 2015

    Thanks Jacs,

    I’d forgotten about Pic-monkey. I used it for a long time and then one day it suddenly stopped working for me – must have been something I did wrong.

    I’ll give it another try as I really liked it.

    How about landing page monkey then – that’s another one I use 🙂


Francis - December 20, 2015

Hi Joy,

Thanks for this wonderful input. It’s an awesome post and I was wondering if variation of photo sizes has an actual effect on UI / UX?

    Joy - December 23, 2015

    To be honest Francis I haven’t investigated the effect on user interface / user experience. I just stick to the size recommended.

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