Dealing with Image Sizes in Social Media Posts
People are always drawn toward great visuals. To drive engagement, social media needs engaging photos. Image size is one of the qualities you want, so that your images are a consistent element of your social media presence.
Finding the Ideal Image Sizes for Social Media
It’s important to understand the characteristics an image needs to have for it to be appealing on social media. Image size is one of them. The images you post are an important part of your social media presence, and you want to make sure they are consistent, so you always present your audience with good quality images they will enjoy.
Every social network provides resources so you can understand the best sizes for your images depending on what they’re for. For example, Facebook suggests different sizes depending on whether you’re uploading a cover photo, a profile picture, or a photo for an ad. Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Google+, all require different image sizes depending on what the uploaded image is for.
Although, this might sound like a lot of work, don’t get discouraged. Social platforms just want to make sure you upload images with appropriate sizes so that you can get the best results out of the images you’ll post since by following the guidelines, your image quality will be the best it can be.
In general, each social network has their own rules around image size. These are the best sizes for sharing images on social media:
- Instagram: 1,080 x 1,080
- Facebook: 1,200 x 628
- Twitter: 1,024 x 576
- LinkedIn: 552 x 368
- Pinterest: 600 x 900
- Google+: 800 x 320
If you want more details about each of the image sizes required for all the different types of images depending on the social network, check out this great infographic by Postcron.com.
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