Ever post an image or link on a social media channel and wanted to instantly take it back due to the image looking too big, small or off centered? Keep this this inforgraphic for optimal images sizes to share on social media handy and never disappoint your followers again!
It’s known that 70% of marketers plan to increase the use of original visual assets in 2015. The Brain Processes Visual Information 60,000 times faster than the time it takes for the Brain to decode text.
Tweets with Images receive: 80% more favorites, 18% more clicks, 150% more retweets and adding a photo url to your tweet can boost retweets by 35%. Facebook branded page photos account for 87% of total interactions while links only account for 4%, albums 4%, videos 3% and statuses 2%. Usual visual content in Facebook campaigns generates 65% more engagement after one month.
Optimal Image Sizes by platform
Twitter in stream photos:
Optimal size 1024×512 pixels
Acceptable Size 440×220 pixels
Twitter File Size and Type
5MB for Photos
3MB For Animated Gifs
Tip: GIF not playing? If your gif doesn’t loop and plays a single time, It will display as a static image
Facebook Guidelines for shared images – File Size/Type/Size
Must not exceed 15MB
JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF and TIFF
Optimal Size: 1200×630 Pixels
Tip: PNG Files larger than 1 MB may appear Pixelated.
Google+ File Size and Type for Shared Images:
Must not exceed 36 MB
JPEG, GIF, PNG
Optimal Size 2048×2048 Pixels
Acceptable Size: 720×720 Pixels
Google+ Guidelines for Shared Links
File Size and Type: Must not exceed 36 MB
JPEG, GIF, PNG
Optimal Size: 1200×630
Tip: You can easily share sets of photos via posts or links with the Google+ Photos App.
Tumblr Guidelines for Shared Images
Optimal Size: 1280×1920 Pixels
Acceptable Size 540×540 Pixels
For High-Resolution Images (except for Super wide Panoramas)
Tumblr File Size and Type:
Images must not exceed 100MB
JPEG and PNG
Animated GIFS must have a maximum width of 500 puxels and not exceed 1MB
Tip: Images Wider than 300 pixels will automatically scale to fit the dashboard.
Instagram Guidelines for Images in Feed
Optimal Size: 640×640 Pixels
Acceptable Size: 612×612 Pixels
File Type: JPEG, PNG, GIF
Tip: Instagram allows higher resolution photos if they are taken from the App. If you uploaded a photo taken from another device the resolution will be lower.
Pinterest Guidelines for Pins:
Optimal Size: 726 Pixels wide (height is Scaled for you)
Acceptable Size: 236 pixels wide (height is scaled for you)
Pinterest File Size and Type:
Images must not exceed 10MB
JPEG, PNG, GIF
Tip: Want to pin a video? You need to upload it to Youtube, TRD, Dailymotion or Vimeo first
LinkedIn Guidelines for Shared Images
Optimal Size: 531×399 Pixels
Acceptable Size: 400×400 Pixels
Linkedin Guidelines for Shared Links:
Optimal Size: 180×110 Pixels
Acceptable Size: 165×101 Pixels
JPEG, PNG, GIF
Tip: In order to prevent spam in the linkedin feed, you cannot repeatedly post the same shared content.