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Social Media Image Sizes Cheat Sheet

By Hanssie on December 10th 2015

Social media is an ever-changing beast. You almost can’t have a business in this day and age without a presence in the online world and specifically, at least, one of the big eight social media sites. Gone are the days where only teens frequented MySpace to chat with friends. Social media is here to stay, and people are looking online for your business so you’d better present your best.


As humans, we are drawn to images, and good ones at that, so if your social media pages reveal pixelated or skewed photos, it reflects poorly on you (especially as a photographer!) and your business. This handy infographic created by shows you eight social media sites and the image size requirements for each so that you can optimize your Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, YouTube, Google+, and Pinterest accounts. For each site, the infographic shares the current, correct dimensions and some tips for each site so your images always look their very best.

*Note: one of our readers pointed out that the Instagram size should be 1080px. I notified Jamie at Make a Website Hub and he said he will be fixing and uploading a new, updated chart later today.*

2016 Social Media Image Sizes Cheat Sheet

2016 Social Media Image Sizes Cheat Sheet

If you have a difficult time reading the small text on the infographic above, click on the website to see it in full size.

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Hanssie is a Southern California-based writer and sometimes portrait and wedding photographer. In her free time, she homeschools, works out, rescues dogs and works in marketing for SLR Lounge. She also blogs about her adventures and about fitness when she’s not sick of writing so much. Check out her work and her blog at Follow her on Instagram

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Tanya Goodall Smith

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for publishing this.

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  2. colin Charisma

    Cool Post :) Cheers

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  3. Jeremy May

    Good ressource thanks

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  4. Chris Porto

    I’ve been uploading to FB with a long edge of 2048, did that change?

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  5. Ann Rains

    Love this guide. Thank you so much.

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  6. Gabriel Rodriguez

    Hanssie, you rock!!! Bookmarked, thanks!!

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  7. Ankit Singh

    Brilliant, thanks!

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  8. Anna Bebee

    Great information, thank you

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  9. Ralph Hightower

    Great information! Definitely marked it as SAVE!

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  10. Vince Arredondo

    I thought Instagram resolution was 1080?

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  11. Barry Cunningham

    Very handy to have all in one place.

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  12. Daniel Thullen

    This information is incredibly useful. Thank you for pointing us Loungers in its direction.

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