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Size Matters! Social Media Image Size Cheat Sheet

Size definitely matters… in social media images and posts that is.

Although it would be 10x’s easier to create one image and post it across all of your social media platforms, it’s really not the best way to go. For example: Twitter is wide and short where are Pinterest is tall and thin. Posting one image to both of those platforms is going to look really awkward and stretched out.

It’s important to know what looks good and what works best. This will make your brand and your business appear more professional. It will also put you above the competition that isn’t taking the time to create the other image sizes. So here’s the actual sizes (at least at the moment) for image dimensions:

Actual Social Media Size & Dimensions

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PLATFORM RATIO PIXEL W X H
Facebook 1.9:1 1200 X 628
Twitter 2:1 1024 X 512
Instagram 1:1 640 X 640
Pinterest 2:3 736 X 1102
LinkedIn 1:1 800 X 800
Google+ 2:3 800 X 1200

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Just like a person, your brand only gets one chance to make a first impression. It should be important to you to take the time to create what looks best. It’s also important to show your clients that you care enough about your own brand that you can work with them on theirs.

Now with all of that said, I don’t believe that you should be confined to your computer creating 20 different image sizes for the same post. Most of the social platforms out there do a good job of resizing your pictures to fit their needs. I’m just saying that you don’t want to leave it to chance with every single post. So here are my 3 suggested sizes that will create the most impact and should cover most of your bases. 🙂

Overall, Bases-Covered Social Media Size & Dimensions

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PLATFORM RATIO PIXEL W X H
Facebook & Twitter 2:1 1200 X 600
Instagram & LinkedIn 1:1 1200 X 1200
Pinterest & Google+ 2:3 800 X 1200

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Size Matters! Social Media Image Size Cheat Sheet

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