September 16, 2019 in 

A Quick And Easy Guide To Social Media Image Sizes for 2019 For Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

I'm sure you understand the importance of using images in your social media posts but do you know what the optimum social media image sizes are for the three major social media sites?

If not, then this article is for you! We outline the optimum social media image sizes for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram below.

Using images in your social media posts is an essential tactic to employ to generate engagement (likes, comments, clicks and shares) from your social media followers.

The need for strong social media presence continues to soar and will only increase in prominence. This is why you really need to keep up to speed with your business / brand / personal profiles, and to optimise them with the right images to represent you!

But on social media you can’t employ a one-size-fits-all approach. Each social platform has their own set of guidelines when it comes to image size.

The major Social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram) have changed their image sizes and formats on a number of occasions.

But fear not! The following cheat sheets outline the image size guidelines across FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Read on to learn more, or click the download buttons at the bottom to save your cheat sheets for each platform for referring to later.

Here's a breakdown of image sizes across social networks...


Social Media Image Sizes Cheat Sheet- Facebook

Facebook Image Sizes

  • Profile photo: 180 x 180 pixels
  • Cover photo: 820 x 312
  • Shared image: 1200 x 630
  • Shared link: 1200 x 627


Social Media Image Sizes Cheat Sheet Twitter

Twitter Image Sizes

  • Profile photo: 400 x 400 pixels
  • Header: 1500 x 500
  • In-stream image: 440 x 220 (minimum)


Instagram Image Sizes

  • Profile photo: 110 x 110 pixels
  • Thumbnail: 161 x 161
  • Stories: 1,080 x 1,920

Still having trouble figuring out what to post on social media? Check out our article about where to find high-quality images for social media.

About the author 

Andrew Wallis

From two decades in the corporate world to finding my freedom in fitness, I'm known as Braveheart—a Personal Trainer turned marketing maestro for Fitness Professionals. I'm all about unlocking potential and empowering Fit Pros to grow their businesses. 'Finding Your Freedom' isn't just a mantra; it's a collective journey I embark upon with my clients.

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