Social Media Image Sizes 2022 Update: The Ultimate Guide

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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SOCIAL MEDIA IMAGE SIZES: 2022 UPDATE

Oh boy.

Will it ever end?

It seems every time you finally get to grips with the sizing guides…

They change 😩

Well, fear not.

We’re here now 😎

From adding an image to your next LinkedIn post.

To getting the dimensions right for your next TikTok…

Here’s our comprehensive guide to social media image sizes in 2022.

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Instagram Social Media Size Guide 2022 Update

Instagram

I miss the days when Instagram was simple.

Square images.

No choice.

No stories.

I kid, of course, but there was less to remember!

From individual posts to stories and even ads.

Follow these guidelines to make sure your images always end up looking A+.

Profile Photo Size:

  • 320 x 320 pixels
  • Instagram profile photos are displayed at 110 x 100 pixels, but upload an image that’s at least 320 x 320 pixels as the image files are stored at this size.

Instagram image sizes for feed photos:

  • Square: 1080 x 1080 pixels
  • Portrait: 1080 x 1350 pixels
  • Landscape: 1080 x 566 pixels
  • Supported aspect ratios: Anywhere between 1.91:1 and 4:5

Photo thumbnail sizes:

  • 161 x 161 pixels

Instagram Stories & Reels sizes:

  • 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Aspect ratio of 9:16
  • Cover photo: 1080 x 1920 pixels

Carousel image sizes:

  • Landscape: 1080 x 566 pixels
  • Portrait: 1080 x 1350 pixels
  • Square: 1080 x 1080 pixels
  • Aspect ratio: landscape (1.91:1), square (1:1), vertical (4:5)

Instagram ads sizes:

  • Square: 1080 x 1080 pixels
  • Landscape: 1080 x 566 pixels
  • Minimum width: 320 pixels
  • Maximum width: 1080 pixels
  • Supported aspect ratios: Between 1.91:1 and 4:5

Instagram Stories ads:

  • 1080 x 1920 pixels
Twitter Social Media Size Guide 2022 Update

Twitter

For a platform that was founded on all-text posting…

Twitter sure has a lot of image sizes to consider 😩

But it pays to know.

Fact: Tweets with visual content are three times more likely to get engagement.

Profile photos:

  • Recommended image size: 400 x 400 pixels
  • Minimum image size: 200 x 200 pixels
  • Maximum file size: 4mb

Header photos:

  • 1500 x 500
  • Aspect ratio of 3:1

In-feed photos:

  • Minimum size: 600 x 335 pixels
  • Aspect ratios: Between 2:1 and 1:1 on desktop; 2:1, 3:4 and 16:9 on mobile
  • Maximum file size: 5MB for images on mobile. Up to 15MB on the web.

Image sizes for Twitter ads:

  • Single and multi-image tweets: 600 x 335 pixels, but use larger images to ensure best results.
  • Carousels: 800 x 800 pixels for 1:1 aspect ratio. 800 x 418 pixels for 1.91:1 aspect ratio.
  • Website card image: 800 x 418 pixels for 1.91:1 aspect ratio. 800 x 800 for 1:1 aspect ratio.
  • App card image: 800 x 800 pixels for 1:1 aspect ratio. 800 x 418 pixels for 1.91:1 aspect ratio..
  • Direct Message card: 800 x 418 pixels for 1.91:1 aspect ratio.
  • Conversation card: 800 x 418 pixels for 1.91:1 aspect ratio.
Facebook Social Media Size Guide 2022 Update

Facebook

Profile photos:

  • 170 x 170 pixels
  • Facebook profile pictures will display as 170 x 170 pixels on desktop, but 128 x 128 on smartphones.

Cover photos:

  • Recommended: 851 x 315 pixels
  • Display size on desktop: 820 x 312 pixels
  • Display size on smartphones: 640 x 360 pixels
  • Minimum size: 400 x 150 pixels

Facebook timeline image sizes:

  • Recommended: 1200 x 630 pixels
  • Minimum: 600 x 315 pixels
  • Aspect ratio: 1.91:1

Facebook Stories image sizes:

  • Recommended: 1080 x 1920

Facebook Feed ads:

  • Recommended size is 1080 x 1080 pixels.
  • Minimum size 600 x 600 pixels.
  • Ratio 1.91:1 to 1:1.
  • Maximum file size of 30 MB.

Facebook Right Column ads:

  • Recommended size is 1080 x 1080 pixels.
  • Minimum size 254 x 133 pixels.
  • Ratio 1:1.
  • These are a desktop-only ad format.

Instant Articles:

  • Recommended 1080 x 1080 pixels.
  • Ratio 1.91:1 to 1:1.
  • Maximum file size of 30 MB.

Facebook Marketplace ads:

  • Recommended size is 1080 x 1080 pixels.
  • Ratio 1:1.
  • Maximum file size of 30 MB.

Facebook Search:

  • Recommended size is 1080 x 1080 pixels.
  • Minimum size 600 x 600 pixels.
  • Ratio 1.91:1 to 1:1.
  • Maximum file size of 30 MB.

Sponsored Messages:

  • Recommended size is 1080 x 1080 pixels.
  • Ratio 1.91:1 to 1:1.
  • Maximum file size of 30 MB.

Messenger inbox ads:

  • Recommended size is 1080 x 1080 pixels.
  • Ratio 1:1.
  • Minimum size 254 x 133 pixels.
  • Maximum file size of 30 MB.

Messenger Stories ads:

  • Recommended size is 1080 x 1080 pixels.
  • Ratio 9:16.
  • Minimum width of 500 pixels.
LinkedIn Social Media Size Guide 2022 Update

LinkedIn

Images can go a long way on LinkedIn.

Literally! 🚀

Adding images to your posts has consistently been shown to increase reach.

LinkedIn’s algorithm can be the trickiest of the major social media giants to navigate.

But right now it’s going through a major shift.

And images dominate the feeds of its users.

So, with that in mind, let’s get this right!

Profile photos:

  • Recommended: 400 x 400 pixels
  • LinkedIn can accommodate photos up to 7680 x 4320 pixels (so go big!)

Cover photos:

  • Recommended: 1584 x 396 pixels
  • Aspect ratio: 4:1

Image sizes for company pages:

  • Company logo: 300 x 300 pixels
  • Page cover image: 1128 x 191 pixels
  • Life tab main image: 1128 x 376 pixels
  • Life tab custom modules images: 502 x 282 pixels
  • Life tab company photos images: 900 x 600 pixels

Posting image updates to company pages:

  • Recommended size: 1200 x 628 pixel
  • Use an aspect ratio of 1.91:1

Blog post link images:

  • Recommended size: 1200 x 627

LinkedIn image sizes for ads:

  • Company logo size: 100 x 100 pixels
  • Spotlight ads logo size: 100 x 100 pixels
  • Spotlight ads background image: 300 x 250 pixels
  • Sponsored content images: 1200 x 627 pixels
  • Sponsored content carousel images: 1080 x 1080 pixels
Snapchat Social Media Size Guide 2022 Update

Snapchat

Oh, Snapchat, you beauty 😍

We love Snapchat because, generally speaking, it doesn’t change too much.

It’s not ideal to have limited options when it comes to sharing.

But it makes it a heck of a lot easier to get it right!

Snapchat ads image:

  • Recommended size: 1080 x 1920
  • Aspect ratio: 9:16
  • Maximum file size: 5MB
  • Same sizes apply to Geofilter images
TikTok Social Media Size Guide 2022 Update

TikTok

TikTok is a lot like Snapchat.

The app intends to utilize the full size of the phone screen.

And so, whether it’s a video or an ad, things generally remain the same.

Profile photo:

  • Recommended size is 20 x 20 pixels, but use a bigger and higher quality image for future-proofing

TikTok video size:

  • 1080 x 1920
  • The ideal aspect ratio is 1:1 or 9:16
Pinterest Social Media Size Guide 2022 Update

Pinterest

Image size for profile cover photo:

  • Minimum recommended: 800 x 450 pixels

Image sizes for Pins:

  • Aspect ratio: 2:3 (recommended)
  • Square pins: 1000 x 1000 pixels
  • Recommended size: 1000 x 1500 pixels
  • Max file size: 20MB

Image sizes for collections Pins:

  • Aspect ratio: 1:1 (recommended) or 2:3
  • Recommended size: 1000 x 1000 pixels or 1000 x 1500 pixels
  • Max file size: 10MB
Youtube Social Media Size Guide 2022 Update

YouTube

Profile photo size:

  • 800 x 800 pixels (recommended)

Banner image size:

  • Minimum recommended: 2048 x 1152 pixels
  • Minimum area for text and logos without being cut off: 1235 x 338 pixels
  • Maximum file size: 6MB

Video size:

  • Minimum recommended: 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Aspect ration: 16:9

Thumbnail size:

  • 1280 x 720 pixels
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