Dimensions of Images Required for Social Networking Sites


When creating your social media presence, there are certain image specifications that you need to adhere to. Profile pictures and cover photos have required dimensions at all well-known social networking sites.

Here is a cheat sheet that will help you save some time creating your social media images.


cover photo : 851 × 315 pixels, loads fastest as an sRGB JPG at less than 100kB
profile picture : square, at least 180 × 180 pixels


header photo : 1500 × 500 pixels
profile photo : 400 × 400 pixels


cover photo : at least 480 × 270 pixels, up to 2120 × 1192 pixels, or anything in between but the aspect ratio must remain 16:9
profile picture : 250 × 250 pixels


channel art : 2560 × 1440 pixels, the photo’s dimensions are automatically adjusted to smaller resolution displays


cover image / background photo : 1400 × 425 pixels, 8MB
headshot photo / logo : 200 × 200 pixels


profile image : up to 600 × 600 pixels
pin : up to 735 × infinite pixels

All above mentioned sites accept images in the following formats: JPG, PNG, and GIF.

I recommend creating one design that will make it easier for your followers and visitors to visually distinguish your website, business, and brand. Then use this same design with slight changes in all your social networking accounts.

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