Social media is all about showing yourself off. There is no secret that with great images, you can make your profile attractive whether it is your personal or business profile. By making your profile attractive, you can get more traction, and the visibility of your profile will increase multiple times. All social media platforms have graphic content, which varies in size. The images have precise dimensions with which a regular user may not be familiar. Below are the social media platforms with their image sizes details to make your profile look perfect.
Facebook: The most popular social media platform. Facebook requires a profile image of a minimum 180 x 180 pixels and will appear as 170 x 170 pixels. It is in a square shape and lets people about your real profile. The thumbnail of your profile picture is at 32 x 32 pixels. Your cover photo is in a size of 820 x 320 pixels and is rectangular. Cover photos will be best if it is under 100 KB and in RBG JPG format. You can even opt for a PNG file if it is a logo. However, smartphones with display 128 x 128 pixels and 640 x 360 pixels for profile image and cover photos respectively. For shared images, the recommended size is 1200 x 630 pixels and shared link is of 1200 x 628. If it is your business page profile, then the size is of 180 x 180 pixels.
Instagram: The profile image of Instagram is at an aspect ratio of 1:1 and appears at 110 x 110 pixels. The photo thumbnails are of 161 x 161 pixels. Instagram pictures are of 1080 x 1080 pixels but appear at 510 x 510 pixels. The minimum resolution for Instagram stories is of 600 x 1067 with an aspect ratio of 9:16.
YouTube: The channel cover photo on YouTube is of 2560 x 1440 pixels if it is for television viewing. This can change to 2560 x 423 pixels if it for a desktop. For tablets and smartphones, the size is of 1855 x 423 and 1546 x 423 respectively. The channel profile is of 800 x 800 pixels and displays at 98 x 98 pixels. When you upload any video on YouTube, it must have an aspect ratio of 16:9 and if you want HD content, the minimum size must be of 1280 x 720 pixels.
Twitter: Twitter displays your profile photo at 200 x 200 pixels, and the perfect size is of 400 x 400 pixels. It accepts different formats of photos. The in-stream photo is auto-adjusted to 506 x 253 pixels, and the size is of 5mb.
SnapChat: SnapChat being an app dedicated with images allows you to make Geofilter of 1080 x 1920 pixels. Geofilter is a way to share where you are and lets you add a location.
LinkedIn: In LinkedIn, your personal background image is of 1584 x 396 pixels and the maximum size is of 10mb. It accepts file formats of PNG, JPG, and GIF and the minimum pixels is of 200 X 200. The business banner image has to be in a landscape layout with a minimum of 646 x 220 pixels. For companies, the background image must be of 1536 x 768 pixels and should not exceed 4mb. The standard logo must be restricted to 300 x 300 pixels, and the square logo must be of 60 x 60 pixels. The hero image must be a minimum of 1128 x 376 pixels and not surpass 2mb.
Pinterest: The profile picture of Pinterest is at 165 x 165 pixels on the home page but is at 32 x 32 pixels on the rest of Pinterest. It allows you to create boards where the smaller thumbnail is of 55 x 55 pixels, and the large thumbnails are of 222 x 150 pixels. The Pin sizes are of 236 pixels and can expand up to 600 pixels.
Tumblr: Tumblr allows you to make image posts of up to 10mb and animated GIFs of up to 1mb. It is best to keep the image size of 500 x 750 pixels, and the profile picture is of 128 x 128 pixels. The accepted formats are BMP, JPG, GIF, and PNG.
Ello: In Ello, the most suitable size of the banner image is of 2560 x 1440 pixels. The social media platform allows you to make a banner image with animated gifs. The recommended size of the profile picture is of 360 x 360 pixels and accepts animated gifs.
WeChat: The profile size of WeChat is of 200 x 200 pixels and accepts various formats. The social media platform lets you make article preview header of 900 x 500 pixels but displays at 360 x 200 pixels. The inline image of the article can be of 400 x any pixels.
Weibo: The profile picture size of Weibo is of 200 x 200 pixels and displays at 100 x 100 pixels. It allows you to keep circle profile picture of sizes 30 x 30x 50 x 50, and 100 x 100. The cover image is of 920 x 300 pixels, and the banner is of 560 x 260 pixels. The site lets you upload pictures of any dimension to up nine numbers, and you can even include a video. The contest preview must be of PNG, JPG, or GIF and must have 640 x 640 pixels.
It is very important to get the size right for any image your update on your social media account. The shorter dimensions will not be supported, and if you stretch the shorter dimensions, the quality of the image will get hampered. In case you make it bigger than the required size, important details will have to be cropped off, and the overall image will not be as good as the original. Therefore, get the size right and proposer on any social media platform.