Updated: Sep 9, 2020
If you've ever uploaded an image to a social profile and it just looks...wrong... we're here to help! Below is an updated guide to the ideal and recommended image size for every image on six major social media platforms. Bookmark this page, pin the infographic at the end to Pinterest, and make sure you're posting the right image size and ratio to each social network!
Before we get started...
What are pixels?
Pixels, shortened to "px" below, are picture elements. Pixels are combined to form an image, video, or display. The number of pixels in an image or display determines how the image looks, and more pixels in an image means it will be a higher resolution.
What's an aspect ratio?
The aspect ratio of an image is the ratio of its width to its height. For example, a square has a 1:1 aspect ratio.
Facebook image sizes
Cover photo: 820px wide by 312px tall
Profile image: 180px wide by 180px tall
Shared image: 1200px wide by 630px tall
Event image: 1920px wide by 1080px tall
Pinterest image sizes
Profile image: 165px wide by 165px tall
Cover image: must be at least 800 pixels wide x 450 pixels tall. Using a horizontal image with a 16:9 aspect ratio is recommended.
Pin sizes: Pinterest recommends a 2:3 ratio. Uploading an image that is 1,000px wide by 1,500px tall is a good size with a 2:3 ratio, but pins can be taller. Pins on the main page or on a board are sized to 236px wide.