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Your ultra-handy guide to social media image sizes

You’ve picked your platforms. You’ve got a digital marketing campaign strategy that will make the most out of your company’s social media profiles. You’ve written captions to make a copywriter beam with pride, edited, and proofread (twice over). Your ideas are relevant, topical and welcoming. You’ve chosen the perfect images and worked with a graphic designer to develop branded templates and stunning illustrations…what could possibly go wrong?

Your posts are prepared and scheduled for publishing and then…

…your social media success is let-down by a pesky image sizing problem.

But, never fear stop. is here to share our handy guide to social media sizes so that you could walk through even the most professional marketing department with your head held high (and possibly end up with a high-five from Brenda in accounts).

How do your social media images measure up? 

Selecting the correct image sizes for each social media platform is important…from chopping off heads to displaying…well…not very much at all, a sizing faux pas could mean the difference between an ‘ooh, what’s that’ and a scroll on by.

Keep them interested and show off your stuff with the latest social media image sizes all here in one neat, uber-handy and quick to use guide.


Profile picture dimensions: 400px x 400px

Cover photo dimensions: 1500px x 500px

Post dimensions: 1024px x 512px

Twitter may collapse your photo into a smaller version to fit in a user’s stream. So make sure you centre your content to avoid cropping and set the width of your image to the minimum requirements.

  • Minimum to appear expanded 440 x 220 pixels (a 2:1 ratio).
  • Can tweet up to 4 images at one time.
  • Maximum to appear expanded 1024 x 512 pixels.
  • Appears in stream collapsed at 506 x 253 pixels on desktop.


Profile picture dimensions: 180px x 180px

Profile cover photo dimensions: 820px x 312 px

Event cover photo dimensions: 1920px x1080px

Post dimensions: 1200px x 630px

  • Recommended upload size of 1,200 x 630 pixels.
  • Will appear in feed at a max width of 470 pixels (will scale to a max of 1:1).
  • Will appear on page at a max width of 504 pixels (will scale to a max of 1:1).


Profile picture dimensions: 110px x 110px

Post dimensions: 161px x 161px (thumbnail), 320px x 1080px (portrait) or 1080px x1080px (landscape)


Company profile picture dimensions: 300px x 300px

Company cover photo dimensions: 1536px  x 768px

  • Recommended between 1536 x 768 pixels.
  • Minimum size of 1192 x 220.
  • Appears as 1400 x 425 pixels.

Personal profile picture dimensions: 400px x 400px

Personal cover photo dimensions: 1584px  x 396px

Post dimensions: 1200px x 628px

Social media image size summary:

So, there you go…you won’t be caught short (or long) ever again when it comes to social media image sizes.