Social Media Image sizes (dimensions and formats) – this is a never-ending challenge. Social networks constantly change their design and this means layout and dimensions of profile and cover photos also change. I would like to share up-to-date information with you today.
In this blog post I focus on company pages and profiles in Twitter, LinkedIn and Xing.
In one of my last projects I have worked with a great designer to develop new images for the social media profiles and posts of a customer. There were some special requirements to consider. As you know each social network has individual specifications for the images and photos. The challenge is to be responsive. Therefore, most of the networks scale the photos when they were uploaded. Unfortunately, this does not work properly.
You need to create images and photos which look good on a variety of displays and devices.
All social networks share information on the specifications for images in their online help, but these are not the best ones. We have tried it again and again and now we have defined dimensions which work for the most relevant displays and devices including desktop and mobile (browser and app versions of the networks).
If you will use our proposals for social media image sizes in the table below, please write a comment if they work for you. The next update on this topic is coming soon and I like to implement your feedback.