Setting up your social media sites can be a little daunting because you go to use an image and it doesn’t fit right it gets cut off at the critical part. You make an adjustment and another and another and around the 37th iteration, you finally have something you can live with. And that was just the Facebook’s cover image, you have yet to think about images needed for your ad sized. What about Twitter, and YouTube? Don’t forget the image-centric sites like Pinterest and Instagram. One size does not fit all and can be very expensive if you don’t know what sizes you need your graphic designer to make.

Facebook Sizes

FacebookProfile

Cover image 851 x 315

This is the smallest and if you go larger you will be able to do some adjustment. If you do not keep the aspect ratio in check though you will have something cut off. Also, you might keep some dead space in the lower left-hand corner because your profile will be placed over this.

Profile picture

Speaking of profiles go no smaller than 160 X 160 and you will be doing some adjustment if you don’t hold the 1:1 ratio here also.

Facebook Ad Sizes

There are a few different sizes you will be faced with depending on the type of Facebook Ad you are using

1200 x 444 for Likes and Events

1200 X 675 Video

1200 X 900 for Posts

600 x 600 Carousel

1200 x 628 for all else

If you need more help and more clarification then you can use the Facebook Help

Page posts

FBPage

No smaller than 470 pixels wide for the post to fill the page so height a completely up to your choosing.

Facebook Groups

FBGroups

400x 150 If you go larger you will be able to adjust the placement

Twitter

twitterprofile

Header image

1500 x 500 This is the large image that is in the same place as the cover image. Twitter likes to be different.

Profile image

Larger than 200 x 200 but 400 x 400 is a good start Just remember to keep the 1:1 ratio so you don’t have to worry about squeezing or clipping.

Post images

Canva’s template is 1024 x 512 so that is what I would go with.

Twitter Cards

Thank you again @jvidal822
Thank you again @jvidal822

Twitter is pretty easy in their recommendations. The biggest rule of thumb I am seeing is that they don’t want the file size of the twitter card images to be more than one megabyte. The following is a little more detail of the different size specifications.

Summary

Minimum 120 x 90

Summary with Large image

280 x 150

App

No actual image is shown other than the icon from the store

Player

262×262 square image, or a 350×196 16:9 image

Photo

Any size as long as it is under 1MB in size

Gallery

Any size again as long as each image in the gallery is under 1MB

Product card

Any size but needs to be a 1:1 ratio or 120 x 120

Twitter Ads

Normal ads are best at 600 x 150

Website centric campaign image sizes are better at 800 x 320

LinkedIn

linked_Profile

Background image is the image that is similar to the Cover image on Facebook

Anywhere from 1400 x 425 up

Company Page Banner 646 x 220

Logos 100 x 60 or 50 X 50

Ads 50 x 50

Sponsored posts 800 x 400

Google+

GooglePlus_Profile

Cover Image

Recommend 1080 x 608

Profile image 250 x 250

Collections 480 x 270

Community Profile 960 x 540

YouTube

youtube_channel

YouTube has some of the largest images you will use

Channel art 2560 x 1440 but the amount was shown is 1546 x 423

Profile 1:1 ratio but good to have it at 800 X 800

Video Thumbnails 1280 x 720

Ads are also 1280 x 720

If you are needing more details you can look at the YouTube Spec page

Pinterest

Pinterest

Profile 160 x 160

Board cover image 222 x 150

Pins Min 600 x with a height of 900 to 2100

Instagram

Post-1936 x 1936 max

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