• anita@halesmail.net
  • 907-254-0984

Increase Social Media Sharing With Images

Anita Hales      0

Increase Social Media Sharing With Images

Increase Social Media Sharing With Images but Choose the Right Size.

Everyone in marketing knows that people love pictures and that a great picture will get the attention of potential customers or blog visitors.

But you can submarine the value of your great image with the wrong size for the media you post it on.

The wrong size image can be cropped by the system and important sections will not be visible when your image goes out on Twitter, Facebook or other social media.

It’s important to know the right size to make your image for the best return.

Here’s a list of sizes currently used on popular social media.

Twitter:

Profile Photo

Image Guidelines

Square Image – recommended 400 x 400 pixels.

Maximum file size 2 MB.

JPG, GIF, or PNG.

Header

Image Guidelines

Recommended 1,500 x 500 pixels.

Maximum file size of 5 MB.

JPG, GIF, or PNG.

In Stream Photo

Image Guidelines

Minimum to appear expanded 440 x 220 pixels (a 2:1 ratio)

Can tweet up to 4 images at one time.

Can edit images if tweeting from Twitter iOS or Android app.

Maximum to appear expanded 1024 x 512 pixels.

Appears in stream collapsed at 506 x 253 pixels on desktop.

Maximum file size of 5 MB for photos, and 3 MB for animated GIFs.

Facebook:

Profile picture

Image Guidelines

Must be at least 180 x 180 pixels.

Photo will appear on page as 160 x 160 pixels on desktop, 140 x 140 on smartphones, and 50 x 50 on most feature phones.

Profile pictures are located 16 pixels from the left and 176 pixels from the top of your cover photo on desktop.

Profile pictures are located 24 pixels from the left, 24 pixels from the bottom and 196 pixels from the top of your cover photo on smartphones.

Photo thumbnail will appear throughout Facebook at 32 x 32 pixels.

Cover Photo

Image Guidelines

Appear on page at 851 x 315 pixels. Anything less will be stretched.

Minimum size of 399 x 150 pixels.

Displays at 851 x 315 pixels on desktop and 640 x 360 pixels on smartphones.

Doesn’t display on feature phones.

For best results, upload an sRGB JPG file less than 100 KB.

Images with a logo or text may be best as a PNG file

Shared Image

Image Guidelines

Appear on page at 851 x 315 pixels. Anything less will be stretched.

Minimum size of 399 x 150 pixels.

Displays at 851 x 315 pixels on desktop and 640 x 360 pixels on smartphones.

Doesn’t display on feature phones.

For best results, upload an sRGB JPG file less than 100 KB.

Images with a logo or text may be best as a PNG file

Shared Link

Image Guidelines

Recommended upload size of 1,200 x 630 pixels.

Square Photo: Minimum 154 x 154px in feed.

Square Photo: Minimum 116 x 116 on page.

Rectangular Photo: Minimum 470 x 246 pixels in feed.

Rectangular Photo: Minimum 484 x 252 on page.

Facebook will scale photos under the minimum dimensions. For better results, increase image resolution at the same scale as the minimum size.

Highlighted Image

Image Guidelines

Will appear on your page at 843 x 504 pixels.

Choose a higher resolution at that scale for better quality.

Pinterest:

Profile picture

Image Guidelines

Appears at 165 x 165 pixels on home page.

Appears at 32 x 32 pixels on the rest of Pinterest.

Maximum 10 MB (wouldn’t allow me to upload anything larger).

Supports JPG and PNG for profile pictures.

Pin sizes

Image Guidelines

Pins on main page appear as 236 pixels (height is scaled).

It’s recommended to use an image aspect ratio of 2:3 to 1:3.5

Pins on a board appear as 236 pixels (height is scaled).

Expanded pins have a minimum width 600 pixels (height is scaled).

Board Display

Image Guidelines

222 x 150 pixels (large thumbnail)

55 x 55 (smaller thumbnail)

YouTube:

Channel Cover Photo

Across Different Devices

There are a lot of different platforms and devices that users can stream YouTube on so it’s important that your brand has a photo optimized for each one. Display Sizes

Tablet display: 1,855 x 423

Mobile display: 1,546 x 423

TV display: 2,560 x 1,440

Desktop: 2,560 x 423 (1,546 x 423 pixels are always visible);Flexible Area (may be visible): 507 pixels to the left and 507 pixels to the right of the safe area.

Video Uploads

Video Guidelines

Videos must maintain a 16:9 aspect ratio.

In order to qualify as full HD, your dimensions must be at least 1,280 x 720 pixels.

Instagram:

Profile Picture

Image Guidelines

Appear on your home page at 110 x 110 pixels.

Square photo – make sure to maintain an aspect ratio of 1:1.

Photo Thumbnails

Image Guidelines

The thumbnails will appear on the page at 161 x 161 pixels.

Square photo – Make sure to maintain an aspect ratio of 1:1 ratio

Photo Size

Image Guidelines

The size of Instagram images has been increased to 1080 x 1080 pixels.

Instagram still scales these photos down to 612 x 612 pixels.

Appear in feed at 510 x 510 pixels.

Smaller featured header images appear as 204 x 204 pixels, and larger featured header images appear as 409 x 409 pixels.

You can always use sites like Canva.com to create your images and have it choose the right size automatically.

I hope this has been helpful to you.

For more information on sizing your images for optimizing your blog posts you can refer to http://sproutsocial.com/insights/social-media-image-sizes-guide/

 

 

Leave a Reply

Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)