Popular social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google Plus frequently change their format, layout, and style. If you’re looking for a detailed guide to social media photo sizes, including recommended dimensions, minimum dimensions, maximum dimensions, image scale, maximum file size and more. And if you’re looking to make it a little faster and easier to design cover photos for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, and YouTube.
First, you have your twitter header photo needs to be of 1500 x 500 pixels, Twitter’s header image is your branding opportunity. Profile photo should be a maximum dimension of 400 x 400px and 200 x 200px is minimum.
The image scale 3:1 and 1:1 make the perfect ratio for header image and profile picture. The Twitter in-stream photo is a great way to brand your tweets and grab the attention of your followers. While the Twitter preview size is 440 x 220 (a 2:1 ratio)
Facebook has revamped the entire look as its cover photo recommended size is 851 x 315 pixels and minimum size should be 399 x 150 pixels. The profile picture is to be of 160 x 160 pixels minimum and 180 x 180 pixels gives the best result.
The LinkedIn cover photo is 646px x 220px gives the best output. Standard logo size must be 100 x 60 pixels. The maximum size you can upload is 2MB. Square logo size should be 50 x 50 pixels, profile photo size must be 200 x 200px for non-premium users and 240 x 220px for premium users.
LinkedIn has different dimensions for cover photos on company page, company careers page, company showcase page and premium user profile page. You can see all dimensions in the below detailed infographic.
The best result for your Google Plus cover image size is 1080 x 608 pixels. Your profile picture here should be of minimum 120 x 120 pixels resolution and recommended dimension is 250 x 250px. The shared image maximum dimension is 2048 x 2048px and minimum dimension must be 426 wide and height varies.
Since YouTube is a video-sharing site and not a photo-sharing site, your design focus will be your channel’s profile image and cover photo. Your YouTube channel cover photo should be 2560 x 1440 pixels and 1280 x 760 video uploads gives the best result for this video-sharing site.
YouTube desktop total dimensions are 2560 x 423px. However, text and logo safe area the count becomes 1546 x 423 pixels centered on the image. Tablet aspect ratio of the slice is 1855×423 pixels, and 1546 x 423 pixels for smartphones.
Check out the infographic below from Covershub, which illustrates a nice cover photo cheat sheet that holds most upgraded cover picture dimension for major social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Google+.