The Ultimate Social Media Image, Video and Post Size Guide [Infographic]

An infographic reference to social media image, video and post resolutions for major social media outlets. Get your post size right!

The Ultimate Social Media Image, Video and Post Size Guide [Infographic]

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When it comes time to upload images to the various social media networks, most people just grab their image and throw it up there.  While this often works, just as often it can result in issues where the image isn’t cropped properly, has details covered by overlapping elements, or just doesn’t share properly in feeds.  Determining the proper image post size for destinations such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are crucial to ensuring that your social media branding is tight and cohesive.

So, what is the proper post size for Facebook images?  What is the correct Twitter header image resolution?  What is the best image size and dimensions for uploading to Instagram?  And if you’re really adventurous, what is the image size and resolution for a Snapchat geofilter?

Thankfully, those talented folks over at Spreadfast put together a most excellent infographic outlining all of the useful post sizes for the major social media outlets.  Whether you’re creating your branding graphics for headers and profile photos, or ensuring that all of your content is sharing without cutting features off, this is definitely a must-have resource.

The Ultimate Social Media Image, Video and Post Size Guide [Infographic]

Post size quick-reference

All dimensions below are in pixels, width x height (compiled by HubSpot).


  • Cover image: 828 x 315
  • Profile image: ≥180 x 180
  • Shared image: 1200 x 900
  • Shared link preview image: 1200 x 628


  • Header image: 1500 x 500
  • Profile image: 400 x 400
  • Timeline image: 506 x 253


  • Profile image: 250 x 250
  • Cover image: 1080 x 608
  • Shared image: 506 pixels wide
  • Shared video: ≥506 x 284
  • Shared link image thumbnail: 150 x 150


  • Profile image: 110 x 110
  • Image thumbnail: 161 x 161
  • Shared images: 1080 x 1080
  • Shared videos: 1080 pixels wide

Pinterest Image Sizes

  • Profile image: 180 x 180
  • Board cover image: 214 x 100
  • Pin preview: 238 pixels wide


  • Banner image: 1850 x 200
  • Profile image: 400 x 400
  • Cover image: 1536 x 768
  • Shared image: 350 pixels wide
  • Shared link preview: 180 x 110
  • Logo image: 400 x 400


  • Channel cover images: Varies by viewing platform
  • Channel icon: 800 x 800
  • Video thumbnail: 1280 x 720


  • Profile image: 128 x 128
  • Image post: 500 x 750 | 1280 x 1920 maximum


  • Geofilter: 1080 x 1920

Lou Wheeler is a musician, photographer, tech enthusiast and IT professional from Sacramento, CA. He has had an extensive history of IT-related day jobs everywhere from customer support to web development to Windows administration and currently is a deskside support technician (as well as media and video production role) for a mid-sized not-for-profit organization.

In his personal time, he has played in a number of working bands across different genres, and even started learning audio engineering and mixing to help with those projects.

A love of cameras and photography brought him to working as a portrait and band photographer, working with local bands and artists to shoot live performances, band portraits. When the DSLR video revolution came around, that led to an interest in video production as well.

Alongside these, with being enamored with the internet being no small part of his daily life, content creation and publication on the internet has always been a passion for Lou, as he has almost always had some sort of website project (or three) going over the past few decades.

Currently, Creatorbeat is his flagship project, allowing him to write about the things he loves--video production, musical instruments and production, content creation, and all things tech and nerdy that are related to being creative.

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