social media cheat sheet and sizes for 2019

Social Media Cheat Sheet Sizes 2019 – All The Image Sizes To Make The Perfect Post

Your time is valuable. We both know this. Rather than spending hours searching around the internet for the right information, you could be expanding your business and creating new ideas. To save you this time, and hassle, I have put together an Ultimate Social Media Cheat Sheet.

All the graphics were produced using Canva. Without it, I would have taken twice as long. Although I use Photoshop, Canva has an incredible library of stock photos and design templates.

Using Canva you can design for any size of social media image you want.

If you are reading this post, you probably use social media a lot. Correct? If so, then you will be aware of how often social media sites change their image dimensions. This can be a headache.

Luckily for you, this image size cheat sheet has all the information you need to make the perfect posts.

What are you waiting for? Scroll down now to find the hidden treasures.

social media cheat sheet and sizes for 2019

You will find below the essential, optimal and updated social media sizes, as of January 12, 2019.

At the bottom of the page you will find an infographic of all the image sizes you need in one image.

What’s more, I have listed ALL the essential sizes for Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, AND YouTube on the infographic. You can use these to create blog posts that are armed and ready for social posting.

If you’re interested in finding which platform is the most popular of to get some demographic data you can visit these posts: social media statistics and social media sites.

For the first time, I’ve added in two new platforms to the list. With the growth of  Chinese social media networks, it’s time to include the two big two social platforms WeChat and Weibo.

Because I know a few of you are starting to Ello more and more, I’ve also added in Ello’s social media image sizes as well.

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Social Media Image Sizes 2019 – What Matters?

Some social media platforms are way more image heavy than others.

With this in mind, it’s good to know what the common sizes are so you can create a more efficient workflow. Why create two images when you can use one for multiple platforms?

Best Image Sizes For Social Media Posts

1200 pixels square is ideal for Facebook and Instagram posts. This social media image size looks good on Google+ and LinkedIn posts and even Twitter.

As with most images you produce, you want to keep the main communication in the centre of the image.

Another reason for this is that any cropping or changes to the image sizes will still leave them looking good.

Using Square Images

Squares can be used on Pinterest, but aren’t the recommended aspect ratio of  2:3. However, many people use them and they seem to fair well.

If Pinterest is your main platform, then try the 2:3 aspect ratio. You will also then be able to use images on Facebook.

Want to cover both Instagram and Pinterest? Then try a 4:5 aspect ratio. Note that it’ll still be cropped to a square on Instagram.

What Social Image Size Works Best for Links

Facebook, Twitter and Linked in are all recommending 1200 x 628 pixels, which is 1.91:1 aspect ratio. So you should use this image size across all your blog posts and pages.

How To Quickly Create The Perfect Images For Social Media

One of the easiest and quickest way to create social media image sizes is to one of the many image creation and editing platforms.

You could use a free online photo editor like Alternatively, you can use an online image creator that has lots of sizes already set up for you!

My favourite is Canva, but you can als use Stencil.

Both have a free option or free trial. The paid plans have an amazing Instant Resize feature, so you can make perfectly-sizes images for every network! Watch it on Stencil above.


The Complete List Of Social Media Images Sizes By Platform

Facebook image sizes 2019

Although the Page templates vary for business type, the image sizes are all the same (so far!).

The recommended aspect ratio for all Facebook cover photos is 16:9.

However, whilst this looks ideal on mobile, the Desktop version will be slightly cropped. As a result, you need to your important text, or other main image feature, in the centre.

Your choices then are: 1200 x 675, 1640 x 923, or 1920 x 1080.

For the best results, use the largest possible size you can – as long as the aspect ratio is the same Facebook will generally, downsize the image to fit. This ensures you get the best image for your brand.

Remember that now you can also use videos, 20-90 seconds long. Note that the video needs to be a minimum of should be at least 820 x 312 pixels. This is a step change in terms of how creative you can get with Facebook. Try it!

For a visual image of the Facebook image sizes, see the full infographic below.

  • Facebook Page Cover photo size: 820 x 312 desktop / 640 x 360 mobile | Optimize for both!
  • Facebook Profile photo size: upload 170 x 170 | Make the best Facebook Profile Picture.
  • Facebook Link preview size: min 600 x 314 | How to get a LARGE link thumbnail.
  • Facebook Photo post size: on the wall, 476 x varied height, larger gives better quality.
  • Facebook Group Cover photo size: 1640 x 859 minimum, this post helps you optimize for mobile and desktop.
  • Facebook Event Cover photo size: 1200 x 675, see the post for details: Facebook Event Cover for Desktop AND Mobile.

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Facebook social media image sizes 2019

Linkedin Page image sizes 2019

The new recommended size is 1584 wide by 396 high. This is exactly 4:1 proportion.

You can also crop, filter, and adjust your photo after you upload it to LinkedIn.

Tips from LinkedIn:

If your background image appears blurry or pixelated, then create an image with a large size as close to the maximum (8 MB) as possible. Moreover, use an image in PNG format, these tend to have less pixelation.

LinkedIn image sizes: Max file size 8MB and file type must be PNG, JPEG, or GIF.

  • LinkedIn profile cover photo: 1584 wide by 396 high. This is exactly 4:1 proportion.
  • Linked in profile picture: Per LI, upload any size between 400 x 400 pixels and 20,000 x 20,000 px.
  • LinkedIn blog post link shares match Facebook’s! 1200 x 628 px.
  • LinkedIn photo share: 1200 x 1200 square looks best on a desktop, but this is cropped to horizontal in a mobile feed. so it is better to use link share size.
  • LinkedIn Company cover photo size: 1536 x 768 px.
  • LinkedIn logo size: 300 x 300 square. No more horizontal.

You can use this LinkedIn company cover photo template from Breanna Tillman: Download the LI company cover.

See the recommended image sizes as suggested by Linkedin.

For tips on how to build a Linkedin Profile visit Austin Belcak site it is packed full of great tips.

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Linkedin social media image sizes 2019

Twitter Page image sizes 2019

The official Twitter images sizes are:

  • Twitter Header size: 3:1 or 1500 x 500 pixels.
  • Twitter Profile size: 1:1 or 400 x 400 pixels.
  • Tweeted Image size: 16:9 or 1200 x 675 pixels.
  • Twitter Card image size: 1.91:1 or 1200 x 628 pixels.
  • Tweeted images are not 2:1 proportion! If you post that size, the edges will be cut off in the stream.

Tweet images are shown in full when clicked, so use a square image for portability across social media networks. However, they’ll be cropped in the feed on mobile.

Multi-image tweet sizes

  • For two images, the images will be side by side, both at 7:8 aspect ratios.
  • For three images, there will be one 7:8 aspect ratio image on the left, with two 4:7 aspect ratio images running up the right side of the image.
  • For four images, there will be four 2:1 aspect ratio images in a grid.

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Twitter social media image sizes

Twitter social media image sizes 2019

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Pinterest Page image sizes 2019

Pinterest has confirmed that Pins taller than 2.1 times their width are now cropped in the feed. They recommend 600 x 1260 as the tallest proportion for Pins. However, taller Pins will still be viewable in full when clicked.

Pinterest’s recommended sizes are 600 x 600, 600 x 900, and 600 x 1260.

You can still use your favourite width, and keep Pin dimensions by using these ratios:

  • 1:1 or square
  • 1:1.5 or slightly tall
  • 1:2.1 or moderately tall
  • Tall as you like, but will be cropped in feed

Pinterest is recommending 2:3 proportion as optimal, e.g. 600 x 900 pixels.

Pinterest board covers are SQUARE. I recommend 600 x 600.

However, if you use the Showcase feature, you’ll want to make sure you make them at least 340 x 340.

Note: Few Pinners look at profiles and boards, so covers aren’t a necessity.

  • Pinterest Profile Photo size: 180 x 180 or larger.
  • Maximum pin width when clicked: 564.
  • Board cover: suggested minimum 340 x 340.
  • Minimum image size that can be pinned: 100 x 200.

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Instagram image sizes 2019

Did you know that Instagram posts are no longer restricted to square?

However, your images will still be cropped to a square ratio on your profile page gallery.

The main image sizes for Instagram are as follows:

  • Instagram Profile Photo size: 110 x 110 minimum.
  • Instagram photo size: minimum 1080 width for best quality.
  • Instagram landscape photo size: 1.91:1 proportion, or 1080 x 566.
  • Instagram portrait photo size: 4:5 proportion, or 1080 x 1350.

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Instagram Social Media Image Sizes

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YouTube image sizes 2019

  • YouTube Channel Art size: 2560 x 1440.
  • Be sure to check the template as cropping varies widely from TV to mobile to desktop.
  • Video thumbnail: 1280 x 720.
  • Channel icon: 800 x 800.

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Google Plus Page image sizes 2019

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Tumblr image sizes 2019

Although most themes are different, the most common image size seems to be 500 and 400 width posts.

However, the dashboard feed is resized to 540.

Size limitations have also risen to 10MB for pictures, and supposedly 3MB for animated .gif images.

Tumblr has implemented a “dashboard pop-over” with a header, which works both as a mobile theme and allows desktop users to have a quick glance at a blog without leaving the dashboard. The header displays at “various sizes” with an aspect ratio of 16:9. Generally, it displays at 1240 x 700 for desktop browsers but is optimized at 640 × 360 for mobile.

(It can also display animated gif images with the same size restrictions as posts. From my personal experience, however, I can’t get any header to animate if it’s larger than 1.5MB.)

It’s also worth noting that users who choose to keep the default theme show the same header at 3000 x 1055 on their blog, and displays posts with a width of 540.

Snapchat image sizes 2019

  • Maximum ad length: 10 seconds (4-7 seconds is recommended)
  • Maximum file size: 32 MB
  • Asset dimensions: 1080 x 1920 (image must use the entire canvas)
  • 150px margin on top and bottom, 64px margin on each side
  • Resolution: 9:16 aspect ratio
  • File type: .mp4 or .mov file
  • Video code: H.264 encoded
  • Audio code: Audio 2 channels; PCM or AAC codec 192 minimum kbps 16 or 24 bit only 48 KHz sample rate
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