Social media marketing is one reliably priced, yet very effective and most reaching marketing coverage of present time. Businesses spread so much over the social networks these days, you can keep an active account running on almost all social networking sites for free or a negotiable amount of money. But before you get into investing into these networks for promotion, you need to keep your profile fit – proper photo resolution is the very first thing you should consider. Images provide a clear concept of what a social media page or account is about – and these networking sites are imposing new rules and resolutions for all sorts of photos. The infographic below, created by Covershub, presents a most thorough cheat sheet that holds most upgraded image specs for major social platforms – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram.
Here we have gathered the image resolutions for all popular social networks, briefly.
The Ultimate Social Media Image Dimensions 2015
With more than 1.3 billion monthly active users, Facebook is the world’s largest social network. No can ignore the potential of this platform. The profile picture has to be 160×160 pixels at least, 180×180 pixels give the best result. The cover photo resolution stays intact; 851×315 and minimum should be 399×150 pixels. There are a whole lot of different ratios to remember and resolutions to calculate; everything’s summed up in a single Infographic.
With more than 250 million monthly active users, Twitter is one of the social media networks that your customers will most often use to discuss your brand. The header image on Twitter is pretty large; 1500×500 pixels. More resolution allows more details to be put in there. The profile picture should be 200×200 pixels at least; the photo usually gets uploaded at 400×400 pixels. The ratios for header image and profile photo are 3:1 and 1:1 respectively.
With more than 300 million users, LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network. Since the network itself deals with people related to business, the visual contents should appear just perfect to make the best impression. There are different resolutions for company page, company career page, company showcase page and premium user profile pages. The standard loge resolution is 100×60 pixels for both company and company showcase pages; and the user pages have different resolutions but you don’t need to worry all the image dimensions are summed up in a single Infographic.
Even though the profile photo on Google Plus is round shaped; it should still be 250×250 pixels for best output. The cover image needs to be 1080×608 pixels for best output; however the minimum resolution for both is 120×120 and 480×270 respectively. There are different pixel calculation for the shared images and links.
Pinterest can be an amazing social tool for driving referral traffic to your site. It’s more public and suitable for businesses as you can curate and upload all kinds of images.
Instagram is one of the most popular photo-sharing social networks. Instagram photos are uploaded through mobile application.
This video blogging site has whole different sets of resolution for various devices like desktop, TV, mobile and tablet. The website is widely viewed on all four types of devices or interfaces mentioned so YouTube had to make different arrangements. The Channel Cover Art resolution is 1855×423 pixels for Tablets, 1546×423 pixels for smartphones, 2560×1440 for televisions and 2560×423 pixels for desktop interface.
By Hammad Baig