Q. Your article on resizing images was super helpful, I updated my Facebook cover photo but then tried to update my other social media accounts and discovered each site has a different size! I’m going crazy trying to hunt down the size requirements for my profile pictures on Twitter, Google + and other sites. Why can’t they all be one size?
How can I find the size requirements for photos for social media accounts? I must be doing it wrong, finding the right size for my pictures shouldn’t be this difficult! A. Now that you know how to resize an image, you can put your newfound skills to good use on social media. You can make the most of your pages by adding photos to personalize your accounts. Make your cover photo on Facebook reflect your personality. Use a powerful header image on your Twitter account. Draw attention to your LinkedIn profile with a career photo.
Sounds simple, right? Well, not so much. Each of these sites has specific dimension requirements for your images which could result in wasted time and effort if you can’t find out what those dimensions are or if you have to spend a lot of time hunting for them.
Good news. The Wonder of Tech has you covered. Here’s a handy infographic from the Omnicore Agency showing you the exact image dimensions required for the most popular social media sites:
Infographic courtesy of Omnicore Agency
Note that this infographic has been updated as of July 2014 with newly revised dimensions.
By knowing the dimensions for images on social media you can save time and make the most of your social media accounts. Bookmark this handy guide so you can easily find the dimensions you need without having to hunt for them.
Have you ever struggled to figure out the dimensions of images on social media? Have you ever given up trying to upload an image because you couldn’t find what size it was supposed to be? Let us know in the Comments section below! Feel free to link to your creatively crafted images on your social media sites.
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You can get Instapaper for your iOS device free this week from the iTunes App Store.
Infographic courtesy of jeffberezny.com