Profile pictures and cover photo sizes might drive you crazy sometimes because they are different for each social media channel. If you are looking for a little handbook that can help you in the image-sizes “ocean”, you are in the right place.In this post you will find what you need for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube and Pinterest.
The Facebook Cover Photo size is 851 x 315 px, while the Profile Picture is 160 x 160 px, but it must be uploaded at 180 x 180 px.
Facebook has recently changed the size of images displayed in page feeds. The single-column view for posts is now 25% larger than before. The images are shown at 504 x 504 px, so make sure to upload them at least of this size.
Twitter has recently replaced the old look with a Facebook-like profile. The Profile Picture image size is 400 x 400 px. Regarding the Header Image, Twitter recommends to upload images with dimensions of 1500 x 500 px. The maximum file size allowed is 5MB.
The suggested Google+ Profile Photo dimensions are 250 x 250 px. Regarding the Cover Photo, the recommended size is 1080 x 608 px, the minimum allowed is 480 x 270 px and the maximum is 2120 x 1192 px.
The Youtube Profile Picture size is 250 x 250 px. Regarding the so-called “Channel Art” things get more complicated. The recommended size is 2560 x 1440 px which is used when browsing a channel from modern TVs. In the picture below you can notice that the area you can see from your PC desktop is 2560 x 423 px. Otherwise if you are watching Youtube from your tablet you will see only the 1855 x 423 px area, while on smartphones you will see only the 1546 x 423 px “safe area”, where you must place your logo or your text (if you want it to be visible from every device).
The displayed Profile Picture on Pinterest is 153 x 153 px, so a bigger image is perfect for it. No image is too big to pin (if too wide it gets compressed), but it must be bigger than 81 x 81 px. However, the suggested Pins image size (especially for infographics) is 736 px wide with no restrictions on the height.
I hope you have enjoyed this article, and I’ll be glad to answer to any comment you might have about your Social Images.