INFOGRAPHIC: The Ultimate Complete Final Social Media Sizing Cheat Sheet


In June of this year, we published an infographic listing all of the sizing information for images on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest. It was a wildly successful piece of content, totally blowing our expectations out of the water. Unfortunately, while its popularity has flourished, nearly every social network instituted changes to their image sizes, rendering most of the information on the infographic out of date.

We knew we needed to update the information on the cheat sheet, but we weren’t comfortable with simply adjusting one or two figures on the blog post and leaving it as-is. We’d also received a lot of feedback, both on the design and information it contained. We decided to redesign the entire sheet and incorporate a few more social networks.

We also decided to permanently redirect the old sheet here, so that shared tweets, pins, likes, and so on, would lead to the correct sizing dimensions. Additionally, as sizing changes are implemented across social networks, we’ll actively update this sheet – meaning that if you use the embed code at the bottom to share this sheet on your own site, the image will automatically update with changes as they are rolled out. No more out-of-date information.

So, without further ado, here it is – the ultimate, complete, final social media sizing cheat sheet. As before, you can find a simple text list of the pixel dimensions at the bottom. Save this sucker on your hard drive and never Google ‘Facebook cover photo size’ again.

The Ultimate Complete Final Social Media Sizing Cheat Sheet by LunaMetrics

Brought to you by the LunaMetrics blog.

Embed the cheat sheet on your own blog or site using the embed code below!


Profile Picture 160 x 160 px Must be uploaded at least 180 x 180 px
Cover Photo 851 x 315 px
About Us 255 Characters
App Preview Image 111 x 74 px
Total Length of Apps bar (including gaps) 350 px
Timeline Profile Picture 32 x 32 px
Shared Image 403 x 403 px Photos can be viewed up to 960 x 720 px in the lightbox and expanded up to 2048 x 2048 px.
Shared Facebook Video 403 x 226
Status Update 63,206 characters
Shared Link Preview 156 x 116 px Editable, can be set with the og:type meta property
Shared Link Title Tag Up to 100 characters Editable, can be set with og:title meta property
Shared Link Metadescription Varies based on available room
Highlighted Post or Milestone 843 x 403 px
Highlighted Video Post or Milestone 843 x 475 px
News feed
News feed profile picture 50 x 50 px
News Feed Status update Up to 5 lines of text before Facebook truncates & appends ‘See More’ at the first break after the fifth
Shared Image Landscape 398 x 296 px
Portrait 296 x 398 px
Square 320 x 320 px
News Feed Sponsored Story Profile Picture 32 x 32 px
News Feed Sponsored Story Image Landscape 358 x 268 px
Portrait 268 x 358 px
Square 300 x 300 px
Shared Facebook Video Preview 403 x 226 px
Shared Video Link Preview 130 x 73 px
Shared Link Thumbnail 90 x 90 px
Shared Link Title Up to 100 Characters Editable
Shared Link Description Varies based on Thumbnail & Title Size Editable
URL Ad Title 25 Characters
URL Ad Copy 90 Characters
Page Ad Profile Picture 50 x 50 px
Page Ad Title Page Name
Page Ad Copy 90 Characters
Page Post Ad Profile Picture 32 x 32 px
Page Post Ad Title Page Name
Page Post Ad Copy First 90 characters of selected post First 120 characters if post is text-only
Page Post Ad Image 90 x 118 px
Page Post Ad Video Preview 128 x 72 px
Page Post Ad Link Thumbnail 50 x 50 px
Sponsored Story Fan Picture 50 x 50 px
Sponsored Story Profile Picture 32 x 32 px
Premium Page Post Ad Profile Picture 50 x 50 px
Premium Page Post Ad Video Preview 185 x 104 px
Premium Page Post Ad Image 168 x 128 px
Background Image 90% of visitors see first 78 px of the background
67% see 204 px
43% see 247 px
21% see 284 px
Recent Image Preview 90 x 90
Profile Picture 81 x 81 px 4 px border
Tweet Length 140 Characters
Profile Picture 48 x 48 px
Shared Media Tweet Length 140 characters, including link
Shared Link Preview 120 x 120 px Must be at least 60 x 60 px
Shared Link Title First 70 characters of twitter:title tag
Shared Link Description First 200 characters of twitter:description tag
Shared Image 375 x 375 px
Shared Video Preview 435 x 244 px
Video Details Video Title and first 160 characters of video description
Company Profile
Cover Photo 890 x 180 px
Profile Picture 250 x 250 px 5 px border
Horizontal Profile and cover photo gap 614 px
Status Update 100,000 Characters Can include hash tags
Shared Link Thumbnail 150 x 150 px
Shared Video Preview 497 x 279 px
Shared Image 497 x 373 px Can be uploaded and viewed up to 2048 x 2048 px
Branded Channel
Content Container 970 px wide
Mappable Header 970 x 150 px Can map links off of YouTube
Profile Picture 55 x 55 px
Featured Video 640 x 390 px
Video Thumbnail 288 x 162 px
YouTube Brand Channel Background Size 90% of users see 8 px on either side of the content container Up to 1 mb in size
67% see 136 px
43% see 180 px
21% see 216 px
Title Up to 100 characters
User Banner Up to 170 x 25 px
Video Preview 640 x 390 px
Description Up to 5000 characters
Tags Up to 500 characters Hidden, can be found in page source under “meta:keywords”
Recommended Playlist Details Playlist Title
Recommended Playlist Large Thumbnail 120 x 67 px
Recommeded Playlist Small Thumbnail 40 x 25 px
Recommended Video Details Video Title, Author, and Views
Recommended Video Thumbnail 120 x 67 px
Horizontal Logo 100 x 60 px
Cover Photo 646 x 220 px
Company Square Logo 50 x 50 px
Company Comment Logo 30 x 30 px
Shared Link Thumbnail 180 x 110 px
Shared Link Details Shared Link Title and up to 230 characters of description. The description is editable.
Careers Cover Photo 974 x 238 px
Products and Services
Products and Services Banner Image 646 x 220 px
Product Image 100 x 80 px
Product Details 100 character title and 2000 character description
Profile Picture 160 x 165 px
About Section Up to 200 characters
Board 222 x 207 px
Big Thumbnail 222 x 150 px
Small Thumbnails 55 x 55 px
Profile Picture 32 x 32 px
Pin Image Preview 192 x scaled height
Pin on board 222 x scaled height
Profile Picture 49 x 49 px
Pin 600 x infinity

Are there any more social networks you’d like to get sizing information on? Would you like an embed code for the table above as well as the image? Like the new design? Let us know your thoughts in our comments below.

Is the student ready to be a teacher? Take a look at our social media and let us know what you think. We are always looking to make our profiles a little sharper, savvier and more user friendly.

Dan Wilkerson is a former LunaMetrician and contributor to our blog.

  • Victor

    Thank you thank you thank you. Once again, an awesome post.

    I look forward to the greatest ultimate complete final perfected quintessential SoMe sizing cheat sheet to come.

  • Alicia

    Thanks – this is incredibly helpful!

  • Thanks so much, very cool! I already distributed this post to many of my Facebook friends.

  • Carol G

    Thanks tons. Wow, excellent resource!

  • LinMac

    Such a help and a time saver – thank you

  • You have really captured a huge amount of information and presented it in such an organized and useful fashion. Thanks for going the extra mile with this.
    I love it so much I would love to keep it secret, instead…I will blog about it.

  • This is wonderful. Thanks!

  • This is sooo useful, thank you!

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  • Thanks for updating this! πŸ™‚ It’s a big help for us.

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  • Fabulous infographic, thank you!

    So useful, very happy to share this with my colleagues and clients.

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  • Matthew Kovacevich

    Question: my partner and I have the same iPhone 4 and she sees shared facebook images that look to be 403 x 403. Mine look more like the video, 403 x 226. Why the difference, and also, any info available about how many users see it one way vs. the other? Yours in hope, Confused in Maine

    • Hi Matthew,

      I can think of two possible explanations. 1.) Is one of you accessing Facebook via the mobile site and the other through the native app? That might account for the difference, or 2.) Are both native apps up-to-date.

      These are the only possible reasons I can think of that would cause the same image to look differently on two different devices.


  • Thank you for posting this! It drives me crazy when the sizes change all the time. It will be great to have one place that is always up to date.

  • Texeattle

    Is what you are calling a “shared image” the same as an album image? I am just trying to confirm the parameters for photos uploaded into albums. Thanks!

    • Hey Texeattle,

      Not exactly. When you upload multiple images into an album, Facebook choose a configuration of 2, 3, 4, 6, or 9 of the albums images to display in the feed of users. There were so many different configurations and the use case was so narrow we decided to forgo including them in the cheat sheet. You’ll have to do a little trial and error to get it right – I would suggest targeting a few test posts somewhere obscure or where your page has little to no following to see what kind of configurations you’ll get with different photos.

      As for the sizings, the easiest way to get the pixel dimensions is to use the ‘Inspect Element’ feature in Chrome. Just right click on each component of the album and select ‘Inspect Element’, and Chrome will pull out the dimension for you on the page.

      Hope this helps!


  • Tim

    Any chance of getting this in a pdf format so I can print it out?

  • This is a truly excellent resource, going to share it on my blog and Fan Page! Thanks so much Dan!

  • Andy

    I’ve noticed when uploading a new profile picture to Twitter, it now gets automatically resized to 256x256px, so when you click on it to view it at full size, this is as big as it gets (in a browser at least). People with older profile pictures still seem to have theirs at the original size.

    Twitter states in its help centre that profile images shouldn’t be larger than 700k, but even when they’re smaller they get resized.

    Am I doing something wrong or is this a new thing?

  • Very useful information, Dan! Thank you for covering Pinterest as well. I’ve been having a hard time customizing my page. I’m definitely gonna bookmark this one. Thank you for sharing!

  • Amazingly helpful. Thanks so much for going to all the trouble to produce this.

  • macKARMA

    this is GREAT…was working on updating profile pages…so this will come in very handy…thanks!

  • Added to the toolbox. Thanks!!

  • This is very helpful! Please keep up to date as changes come!

  • David

    Can you cover more than the famous social network? I have an account on and it would be great to have the guide for this one also.

    thank you

  • Well done, Dan!! Masterful.

  • Wonderful to see the update. Just one editing note in the blog post itself: the phrase is “any further ado” (ado meaning “fuss”) not “adieu” (which means “goodbye forever” in French).

    • Thanks for pointing this out, Rosanne! Fixed it up πŸ™‚


  • Very useful. Thanks πŸ™‚

  • Thanks and well done πŸ™‚

  • Cool thanks,

    you have the PSD?

    that would be great…


  • Andrea

    Images AND Charts! This will be a great resource, thank you.

  • Nichole

    You are AWESOME!

    Thanks for this incredible resource!

  • Thanks for this great resource

  • Top. Great information collected in one infographic.
    Thanks for the work.

  • Mark

    Great resource. Appreciate you posting this.

  • Great Work! I really find it useful. Definitely worth a share!

  • Kevin

    How do you adjust for the difference in the way Facebook profile pictures and cover images display in the mobile apps vs. native? They are not positioned the same so when it looks correct on the desktop it is misaligned on mobile.

    • Hey Kevin,

      The short answer is – you don’t! That’s part of the reason our best practice recommendation is not to try anything clever with your profile image and cover photo. However, there is good news – most interactions on Facebook take place in the News Feed, so chances are pretty slim that a large part of your user base will see your profile Cover/Image anyways. Just something to keep in mind!


  • Great resource for graphic designers! Collecting all this px=precise dimensions must have taken a while πŸ™‚ I will link to the infographic from our website’s blog.

    • Sounds great! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚ If you use the embed code at the bottom of the image, it will update automatically as we adjust it for changes to the pixel dimensions.


  • well informative post you share hare , It seems as eco- friendly ……….

  • Dan Waters

    OMG!! Truly Amazing Compilation!! Bookmarked!!!

  • Florene

    Valuable information. Lucky me I discovered your site by chance, and
    I’m shocked why this coincidence did not came about earlier! I bookmarked it.

  • Great article, very useful : THANKS πŸ™‚

    Actually you can synchronize your profile picture and your Cover : LiveCover does it automatically

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  • You might want to add the new Twitter
    Header Image/ Profile banner which is 1252 X 626

    Also the twitter avatar is 80×80 but if anyone clicks it, it will stretch to 500×500 (better size).

  • Kuddos, very good information. This is a great post.

  • John

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I said to my partner we needed to get this info together for our brand planning of logos and with one Google click there you were at the top! This is useful kinds of articles and research for those of us who are in the branding arts. Keep up the great work.

  • This is a great gift! Thank you for doing all the homework and sharing it! You’re the best! T~

  • Jenny Garden

    This is amazing!

  • This is brilliant!

  • What a tremendous piece of work — well done and many thanks for your extremely useful and generous efforts.

  • Ian

    Thanks Dan, good work!

  • Dan – THANK YOU! for the effort you and your team put into this. Greatly appreciated.

    Cool site, too. Gonna definitely check out your services.

  • OMG this is so useful. Downloaded. Printed. Save. Will refer to often. Thank you so much for spelling this out!

    [*rubs bald spot on head from formerly ripped out hair*]

  • Dan – Thank you. I gave up on my Facebook fan page because I could not figure out what they wanted. Now I may be able to fix it.

  • You. Are. Awesome.

  • Thanks so much – this is terrific

  • OMG ~ Thank you, thank you, thank you…I was getting pixalated myself!

  • Thanks for saving me a ton of time! FYI, I believe your embed code has an extra ‘=’ in the last div style.

    • Great eye Michael! Thanks for bringing this to my attention πŸ™‚ Fixed.


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  • Guido Zecckine

    This is kick ass! Thanks a lot. You guys ROCK. Thanks again.

  • So so helpful! Thank you!

  • What a GIG!

  • Hi, Couple of sizing questions:

    The facebook page post ad is listed as 90×118, but isn’t it 118×90?

    The twitter cover image size is very different from what is listed on twitter, twitter states 1252×626. I can’t find a size they list for the profile image. Can you doublecheck those?

    • Hey Carrie,

      Thanks for pointing that out! We’re both right about the Page Post Ad – it displays either of those dimensions depending on the overall orientation of the picture used in the post for the ad.

      The twitter cover photo sizing is actually the size that it displays on Twitter, not the upload size that Twitter states – I was trying to capture what the end product would look like for these sizings. Yes, they recommend uploading at those dimensions (and I’m not disagreeing), but what I have listed is what displays when someone views a Twitter profile. The profile image is constrained to a square proportion, but has no explicit maximum upload dimensions or size. It displays on your profile at the listed dimensions for the different areas on the site.


  • great effort(this save my time).

    thank for sharing.

  • Great Dan, Thank you!

  • Arthur Mwai

    this is totally awesome,i am designing a news mobile web app and wanted to find out about twitter’s image sizing.
    Thanks a lot

  • Vali D.

    This is awesome. You must’ve put quite some time into this, thank you for that. It’s an extremely helpful compilation.

  • Geo

    Facebook image preview size is “supposed to be” 398×296 px. However a timeline image as now shown on iPad FB APP seems to cut off the top and bottom 16 px (a bit more than 5% on both top and bottom.) Repositioning does not seem to help if the image is already at 398×296, nothing to reposition… FB APP fail.

    WORKAROUND: Don’t put captions or text too near the top or bottom of your images. Also, if you delete from your FB timeline, it may not be deleted from the app timeline display for an hour or so, more or less.

  • Geo

    Update: if you don’t want truncated images, use 398×220 (or an aspect ratio of 1.8 :: 1) which works perfectly for both timeline and newsfeed on both the Facebook iOS APP and web browsers, for now.

  • Geo

    FB app on iPad crops the image width in the TIMELINE more than it does for the NEWSFEED. The aspect ratio seems to be different. Maybe 330 px wide by 220 high may work ok for all? But that is 0.71 not 0.81 aspect ratio.

  • Hey this is really handy, all in one cheatsheet.

    Dang, Facebook has some odd sizes huh?

    Thanks for sharing,
    Peter Mead

  • Wow, I rarely comment on blogs but to find literally EVERYTHING I needed on a single page is rare now adays. Most only put the bare minimum needed and that’s it. Awesome page, thanks for the info.

  • Incredible! That’s so useful, thank you very much! That goes right away in our company’s bookmarks.

  • So useful we just had to comment. Thank you for creating this! It’s a major help to our company.

  • Thanks for this excellent post. This is very helpful it helps us in making images for any social profiles.

  • Excellent! I will modify all my Social pictures according to this. Thanks!

  • Very good idea! Thanks!

  • mmcothern

    Thank you so much for this!! Just what I needed.

  • Yes!!! I’d love am embed code for both the table as well as INFOgraphic! Thank you TONS!!

  • G M

    Awesome resource. Beautiful illustrations. Thanks!

  • This is pure awesomeness. Thank you for making my ife easier. πŸ™‚ Baochi

  • What a fantastic resource! I’m going to be sharing this like mad! I was looking for something for all my social media platforms and never thought I’d find all of them on one page.

  • Thanks so much for this, definitely the most comprehensive guide I have ever seen.

  • Great post! Getting this on every spot I can. Thanks for the work.

  • Wowowow!! Someone posted a link to this on the Progressive Exchange forum – and I am SO grateful. VERY useful info, thanks for all your effort.

  • Chad Hutchings

    Truly Awesome!
    Any chance , for pretty please that I could get the original illustrator or photoshop file this was created in?

  • jblx

    Any chance of getting instagram added to this?

  • Website For Business

    Great post!! Thanks a lot..

  • Carlos

    Thank you so much for this.

  • Great job guys, very helpful reference though a downloadable/PDF version of each would be good as well.


  • Great infographic guys! Totally posting this to our blog at ASAP!

  • Awesome! Thank you πŸ™‚

  • janec

    This is great! Thanks.

  • Perfect little cheat-sheet, thanks for taking the time to design it and keep it updated! Cheers!

  • You the best Dan!

    Thank you.

  • Great Information. Thanks for doing the research and sharing.

  • Pedro

    Great post! Shared! Cheers

  • Oli

    Sweet one, Dan. Thanks bud!

  • Corporate headshots for online profiles is one of the services I offer. Your article is incredibly helpful for having all the info in one place as I prefer to supply images to my clients already sized to the relevant ratio so the client need not worry about it. Thank you.

  • Troy

    Thank you for the great notes and information. I noticed that the sizing for G+ Events Images was not listed. You may want to include it to your awesome list.

    For Google Events Theme Images the size required is at least: 940×280 pixels.

  • Steve W

    Very nice and extremely useful collection. Thank you.

  • Such a useful resource – thank you! Just one thing…are you sure about the YouTube sizes? A 16:9 aspect ratio would give you a pixel size of: 640×360 not 390 as you suggest…can you check and confirm for me?

  • Deborah

    Fab post! Makes it so easy to update all my channels with the right imagery. Hope you can update this with any future changes.

  • Joe

    Dan thanks so much for this! Great resource, no more searching!

  • Fantastic reference, I love it! Mahalo nui loa!!

  • Thanks for this post, it was exactly what I was lokking for and very well illustrated.

  • evers

    I notice that you don’t have the profile picture border size for facebook. Do you know this? Are these sizes the same for personal facebook profiles and company brand facebook profiles?
    Otherwise I will say thanks alot great work. Really well illustrated. Thanks

  • kunal

    thanks for valuable info. πŸ™‚

  • Andreas

    Only the german business plattform XING is missing.

  • Nice Work Dan! I have sizes for the new LinkedIn media images in the Summary Section if you’re interested. Always changing. Not sure you can have a final.

  • Great! Thanks for this awesome all-in-one guide!

  • Thx for the info it’s great. But what about Facebook Event Page illustration? There is a specific size for it too..

  • Andy


  • Wow, you have been busy. Excellent, thanks for this. I will be embedding it to my blog and adding links to your site.


  • Lee

    Great work! Thanks! I posted it here:

  • THANK YOU so much. Besides being a fantastic resource, your kindness and consideration is much appreciated to take into consideration the earlier design and the links shared to it! THANK YOU SO MUCH… This exercise is something we should/could ALL learn from!

    With sincere gratitude,

    Roz Fruchtman

  • John Currie

    I really do appreciate your hard work and dedication. This will indeed save me so much of the hassle. I never know what size the images must be. Kudos buddy!

  • Adam

    Good list, with lots of good info. Some stuff I would adjust, like the twitter profile upload size, Its more important to me to know the recommended upload size, than it is to know it displays a 81×81, or 43×43 in the feed… I upload mine at 256×256, so that way when a user clicks on it, they get a nice crisp image. Twitter does all the other sizes automatically, so 256×256 is the number I would share with my creative team. This graphic would confuse them in some areas…

  • Super cool! Thank you so much for this excellent time saver.

  • This is so helpful, thank you so much for sharing this and allowing us all to keep up to date so simply. Much appreciated.

  • Thanks Dan. This is awesome! Will bookmark this for future developments!

  • Thanks for putting this together Dan, I’m a non-designer, but still very helpful for me organizing my photos for social media.

  • Ka Johnson

    Great info…thanks!

  • Vaibhav

    This is a very useful information. I must thank you Dan. Keep sharing!!

  • Magda

    Great! Thank you πŸ™‚

  • Brenda

    Great- and easy to follow – thanks

  • Mad

    Any chance for getting a tumblr sizing cheat sheet?

  • This is fantastic! I just found this while making up my own cheat sheet! Thanks for doing my homework for me! πŸ˜‰

  • Thank you, I’ve just been searching for information about this topic for a long time and yours is the best I’ve discovered so far. But, what in regards to the bottom line? Are you positive in regards to the source?|What i don’t realize is in reality how you’re no longer actually a lot more neatly-liked than you might be now. You are so intelligent.

  • This is really great. Thank you so much for pulling this together. Bookmarked and shared!!! Awesome!

  • I agree with everyone! This is an awesome infographic. I’d love to have the embed code for table too. Thanks!

  • Thanks for this. As a tip – we found that uploading/saving as a PNG file (which is lossless) keeps the best quality, because all these services will convert your picture to a jpeg. PNG => JPEG seems to give marginally better results than JPEG => JPEG.

  • Rumbero

    You forgot about the facebook event picture

  • Laree

    Incredible! Would love an update with vimeo as well!

  • Thelma Iyeshatu Ajawara

    Thank you so much, this will be quite helpful.

  • Hello,

    Thank you for this article, it’s really good ressource.

    I just published a blog post about your article is excellent, I think a link to the table enbed text would be practical and avoids the need to modify the data, especially for me who am in France and can not constantly check data.

  • Francisco Lugo

    Do you have anything on Foursquare?

  • Francisco Lugo

    What about foursquare?

  • I would like to use the table in my website for a reference with the Lightroom presets that I am working on to share for free. Please send me the embed code for the table.
    PS-Awesome Job!

  • Thanks for the great info, but you forgot all about the foursquare Brand Page (cover image, etc.) See AboutFoursquare’s details on 4sq photos at

    • Thanks for sharing Dwayne! Given that Foursquare is a almost entirely mobile platform, I decided against including any sizing information for them to save on space in the infographic. But, given how popular this is (and since you’re not the the first to ask) maybe I’ll add it to a future update!


  • Kelly

    Such good info! Thank you very much for putting it all in one place!

  • Awesome, thank you so much!

  • What about Yelp for business?

  • Hiya,
    What about FB event pic sizes?
    Please help πŸ™‚

  • I noticed that the facebook page profile image was sized up to 186×186 at least on

    • Hey Michel,

      Looks like you’ve got a new test design. I’m seeing 160 x 160 – if you’re seeing 168 x 168, however, those 8 pixels are from the white border around the picture. That plus the one black pixel line around the border account for the 5 pixel barrier between the profile picture and the cover photo.


  • I reference this a lot and just wanted to finally say thank you! Amazingly helpful resource.

  • Jen

    I’ve dreamed of having something like this! Thank you!

  • George

    Very helpful, however I cannot find the maximum event page pic dimensions. Any ideas?

  • That sir is extremely useful – I appreciate the time it took you guys to amass this.. pinned and bookmarked. bam! πŸ™‚

  • Ian

    This is what i have searching for all my life!
    Marry me?

  • The Twitter profile photo is noted as 81×81 pixels, with a 4 pixel border. However I’m not sure this is very clear, especially in the infographic, as designers may immediately slice an image to be uploaded at 81×81 while the actual image displayed is 73×73 (81×81 minus the combined 8 pixels of border for each dimension). You can verify using your browser developer tools or by downloading the image on your Twitter profile.

    Do you think this would be better displayed as 73×73 pixels for the profile photo so that sliced images are not resized on upload and maintain their best quality?

    • Hey Grant,

      Yes and no. The profile picture can (and should) be uploaded sized greater than 81 x 81 or 73 x 73. The reason I chose the 81 x 81 dimension is for designers looking to incorporate the profile picture into a larger composition with the cover photo – for example, see

      You’re right though that it should be set to 73 x 73, since the border doesn’t overlay those 8 outstanding pixels, but exists in addition to them. If someone designed a cover/profile with the 81 x 81 pixel in mind, the profile picture wouldn’t fit perfectly.

      That said, it’s tricky to convey all of that into such a small (graphically speaking) space. I’ll think on it and if I come up with a better way of conveying it, I might switch it up.

      Thanks for your comment!


  • Facebook Event Picture Sizing
    While Facebook will let you have an event profile picture that is 180 wide by up to 540 tall, it will crop that image to a square for everywhere else. Best bet for less work, stick with square. However, it could be interesting if you design your event profile picture to β€œreveal” something only if you go to the event page.

    Event Page Profile Picture: 180 x up to 540 pixels
    Facebook then crops and resizes it to:
    – News Feed: 100 x 100 pixels
    – Suggested Event: 100 x 100 pixels
    – List of Events: 50 x 50 pixels
    – Attendee’s Timeline: 50 x 50 pixels

  • Mel

    Looking for Header sizes for Tumblr & WordPress?

  • Ricardo

    This is great information and very helpful. Thank you. Much appreciated!

  • Great resource! So nice to have all this together in one place – thanks!

  • Laurel

    Awesomely wonderful – thank you!

  • Erica

    This was perfect – just what I was looking for. Thank you very much!!

  • Local Media Development

    Thank you for this, it will definitely save me a ton of time. I’ll be using this from now on!

  • John


  • Thank you for the hard work & sharing!

  • Can you provide the measurements for the gap regarding the Twitter Profile photo within the Cover photo? I’d like to do an integrated cover/profile photo but need to know where to locate one atop the other.


  • Maria

    This is a great go-to cheat sheet. One thing I don’t see on here is Images for Notes. When inserting images in Notes, only the first one appears on your timeline/feed. That image size is 140×140.

  • Jennifer

    It appears that a new size is in order, as of this morning when I went to create a Facebook event it now requires a cover photo for the event and not a banner on the side. I think the size is in flux, but it requires at least 400 wide. It appears to be in the 710×260 range but my dimensions were a bit off as it wasn’t as crisp as my Gimp preview.

  • john

    Dan this is an amazing cheat sheet thanks! I don’t know if this helps but I stumbled yesterday in a website that gives a free template for google plus cover.. I found it quite useful so thought to share..

  • Sarah

    Thanks for this, Dan! How can I print this out?

  • Feb. 26, 2013 are these dimensions still up to date? If so, would be nice to have a note at the top of the article indicating these were updated and when.

  • I want to rub this infographic on me from head to toe. This is the most wonderful thing ever!

    I’m a math blogger. Which means everything that you’ve given here goes to the very core of my soul.

    Thank you so much!

  • BEST cheat sheet I’ve found by far. Absolutely exceptional! Thank you so much. (BTW, I almost never post comments – especially not just to say, “Good job.” However this really warrants appreciation. Thanks again. – Kristi

  • Wow! This is absolutely amazing. Does it fit to the new design on Twitter?

    Have a great weekend!

    Thanks so much (-:

  • WOW… just wow. This is getting shared around my office now, you are a huge time saver good sir. Please have a virtual beer on me. Cheers!

  • Mike

    What are the dimensions for a Facebook Group Event? Thanks for the info!

  • Beks

    Thanks Dan! Do you by any chance have the specs for what gets displayed on the mobile apps? They tend to crop quite a bit from the timeline sizing. Cheers

    • Hey Beks,

      Unfortunately, with mobile, there’s nothing to be done – images are cropped to different sized depending on the device.


  • Thanks Dan!, excelent cheatsheet you don’t even know the work that save me. Good job!!

  • You are the best. I’m for ever looking for those social media dimensions. Thank you for putting this together.

  • Time for an update! I just heard that Google+ has changed their specs.

  • Google+ just made changes on the cover image size, would be helpful if you could update the blog entry thanks

  • Wow! This is an awesome cheat sheet! I put it on my blog.
    Mary Kathan

  • Shadia

    Amazing, you just saved my day!

  • Really confused with the recent Facebook changes, specifically, in their blog they recommend new picture sizes to be 600×600, but in all their previews pictures in the new news feed are rectangular. Hope you guys can sort it out. Appreciate your work

    • Hey Elena,

      We’re waiting until we get access to the new design to make any changes. I would guess the 600 x 600 number is in reference to how pictures will display on the new Timeline, not in the news feed (where we recommend optimizing them for). Updates soon!


  • I was looking for the current LinkedIn Groups logo dimensions. That’d be helpful πŸ™‚

    • Hey Courtney,

      Noted! I’ll try and fit those into the next revision. Should be coming soon, but I’m holding out to see if I get Facebooks news newsfeed/timeline design first.


  • Del

    This is great, will save a lot of time, though I hope it get’s updated soon as I’m not sure what is in date and what isn’t and I don’t want to have to redo things. πŸ˜‰

  • What can I say that hasn’t been said already? This is simply one of the best articles on the ‘net that covers not only the details of social media images, but also the gaps, and the number of characters of available text areas! Well done & Thank you very much!

  • Thank you thank you thank you!!!!

  • Jennifer Coles


    Do you have dimensions for the new Facebook design please?


    • Hey Jennifer,

      Not yet! Still haven’t gotten the new design. Still haven’t even gotten GraphSearch!

      For now, I wouldn’t worry too much – they made it very clear that this is a slow, deliberate rollout, so most likely the vast majority of users are still seeing the old dimensions.


  • Wonderful points altogether, you just received a emblem new reader. What might you recommend in regards to your submit that you made a few days ago? Any positive?

  • Ricky Kaltan

    Guys not to be rude but your article is full of mistakes. G+ sizing is all wrong for example. I suggest you test on more devices as it’s misleading and confusing. Thanks anyway – it’s still a big effort to do this!

  • Great info! Is there an ETA for revising this graphic to reflect dimension changes? I have it embedded in a blog post, and some of my readers are wondering when it will be updated.


  • Beth

    Awesome thankyou so much..!

  • thought I was special with a macaroni bracelet my 6 year old boy made for me, I pray that one day he too will design a bag just for me! The effortless satchel is much

  • thank you so very much for this – immensely helpful

  • Please update to include new Google+ cover photo and logo!

  • Rob

    LIFESAVER! Thank you so much!

  • This is really awesome, i love it! It is by far the most complete and specific infografic i saw in this area!
    Everithing looks so well documented, you must did some really deep search!!!
    Great effort, nice result, congrats!

  • Excellent resource. I think Google+ just updated their header again though, it’s HUGE.

  • Great resource! So helpful! Thank you so much! Cheers..

  • Many thanks for writing this beneficial submit..Cherished your articles. Please do always keep writing Alternatives to Google search engine

  • carswell

    I would pay you if I had some money!

  • Sar Ah

    What about Instagram??

  • Yes, please – I’d like an embed code for the table. Thanks. Sharing with all my readers.

  • Brian Forbes Colgate

    There seems to be a maximum size that FB will accept as a Profile picture. A friend’s new Profile is chopped on all sides. When I open it the full image size is 510×510, but the amount that is showing is from a crop to approx. 437×437 of the original image, and only that portion shown in the 160×160 format. It has been cropped equally on all sides.

    So my question is, what is the maximum image size [square] that will be accepted by FB and posted uncropped?


  • Dan,

    Great article and content. Have bookmarked and will be using as a reference from here on out for my website.


  • AWESOME!!!! I’m going to spread your genius far and wide! This is such a useful post! At least once a week I search for facebook cover size because I just can’t fathom that its 351 px!?!?! Really? Anyway, thanks for such a comprehensive resource.

  • This is Awesome and extremely useful for somebody like me who specialises in creating headshots for social media profiles

    Thank You

  • Fantastic tool! super handy πŸ™‚ But This needs to be updated to reflect recent changes.

    • Hey Dara,

      Got any specific changes you were looking for? We try to keep it up to date as possible.


  • Amy

    This is fantastic – I’ve book marked it and am sure to use it daily! Thank youuuu!

  • Chris

    Dan, amazing information! Thank you so much for taking the time to do so. Any way to put this in a downloadable PDF?

  • Dude, this list is super handy, thank you so much, very much appreciated!

  • Super :-), thanks.

  • Thanks for the graphic. I have a few different ones for different sites stuck to the wall in my office. Nice to have it all in one spot now.

  • Social Media Management

    Dan Wilkerson Awesome the measurement graphics for social media. You really rocking bcz still so many peoples confuse about measurement only. I think more and more useful for B2B Marketers.

    Be Interesting… Waiting your next awesome like this post.

  • can you please add tumblr?

  • Thanks, very interesting for us here in europe.

  • You could also tell us for the right dimensions in blogger please!

  • bluesbrush

    The only problem I see here is the use of the word “final” in the document title πŸ™‚ “new” and “final” are two words that have no place in document titles, though I admit… I occasionally try to force a project into completion by adding the word final into a file before sending to a client. Thanks for the great resource!

  • Joanna

    Dan, I appreciate your huge work. I was so frustrated by trying to make each of the pictures separately that I decided to develop Photoshop add-on for this task to save a lot of time in the future. Now I am designing only two basic images and the rest is updated automatically. I have released the add-on to the public as Social Media Profiles Generator: I hope you will find it useful.

    • Joanna – that’s awesome! We talked about how something like this could totally do wonders for designers. Web app!!


  • Danielle

    Hey, facebook have changed their layout, have you got the new dimensions for the cover and profile picture? It really should be given on facebook!

  • Lhall

    I know this is mostly for business but I also do a lot of Linkedin Profile art. It would be useful to add a image information for Linkedin’s Profile images as well.

  • Hi, thanks so much for putting this up, thumpin’ useful– are the dimensions any different for any of these when viewing on a mobile browser? They seem to be slightly different to me, but perhaps not…


    But – the Twitter profile picture sizing is a mite disingenuous. 128x128px is the ideal upload/preview size.
    81x81px is the *eventual* display size. Uploading an 81x81px image results in a blocky/blurred preview image.

    Cracking work!

  • Hi Dan, is the version of the cheat sheet posted above the latest? I noticed that it hasn’t been updated since Nov. 2012, and I wasn’t sure if any of the specs have changed since then. Just curious!

    Thanks again for sharing this – super helpful!


    • Hey Ashley,

      It’s *quasi* up-to-date. Lots of changes in the past few months (Looking at you, Google+), but an update to the cheat sheet will be coming soon!


  • Awesome, thanks so much, Dan!

  • Ernie Mauricio


    I hope you don’t mind if I copy-pasted the article into a neat PDF. Here’s the link:

    Of course, all credits go to Dan and LunaMetrics

  • I am looking for the update as FB changed the Event cover as well and it is weird and awkward if you want to use that same image to promote the event.

  • Dan, this is a great resource for all marketers. Thanks for sharing!

  • Please update the new dimensions. Thank you very much.

  • LOVE THIS! I teach social media for Authors and Inventors and having this resource to share with them will be a big help in their learning curve. Thank you so much Dan!


    Heidi Richards Mooney

  • Luanne Serafin

    Awesome! Thank you so much for this.

  • This is great! Thanks for putting this together.


  • THANK you for this. I’m building my husband’s site for his new book–I wish I had this when I was setting up mine by trial and LOTs of Error!

  • Wonderful post – very helpful! Since the Personal Profile design has got a new look in 2013, it would be great if you could update this post to cover that as well. πŸ˜€

  • This is brilliant, though I’ve had to favorite the page as I can’t seem to download it. Setting up my facebook page before going live with it so this is coming in very useful. THANK YOU πŸ™‚

  • Milon Miah

    This is fantastic! Thx! Very useful. I will tweet this as well!

  • Hey Guys, this is really great and useful. As an event promoter it would also be really useful to know the pixel sizes for the event page picture and group pictures etc. Is this possible to update?

  • Wendy

    Also looking for an updated version. Hope you can create this anytime soon, because this is a very handy cheat sheet.

  • Thanks for sharing this! I’m currently look for an updated version too, Wendy. It seems hard to keep up with sometimes.

  • Matt

    Great resource, thanks very much! Do you update this on a regular basis?

    Also might be helpful would be to include the grid that FB uses for the 20% text rule on timeline images:

    • Good idea, Matt. I try and update regularly, but it’s a daunting task sometimes. It is sorely in need of some updates, however.

  • Great time saver. Excellent work. Thank you for sharing

  • Thank you for taking the time to gather this information and thank you for sharing it.

  • FANTASTIC, Thanks So much, WOW I can’t believe you took the time to do this. I’m a Fan for life.

  • Adam

    Minor edit: Google+ company profile, assume diameter is meant rather than circumference for circular pictures.

  • Jill

    Thanks so much for this. I had managed to figure out FB’s cover photo size because I was sick of my photos not looking right.

    Still doesn’t explain (not up to you, though) why FB constrains BOTH sides of photos chopping them off and making them look terrible–really how many photos are square! Bad programming on their part. Only have to constrain the horizontal and the vertical would float and the whole picture could then be seen even if it was short (or long). Dumb idea on FB’s part to make them square. JMO.

    This chart is truly wonderful. Thanks.

  • Even WordPress limits it’s files to 4MB.
    I guess I’m a perfection fanatic, but it does let me crop the daylights out of my 36MP RAW files.

    FB etc. are not my choice of venues, now I know why. Thank you for educating me. I will keep the downloaded information just to remind me.

  • Amazing resource. Thanks for sharing your hard work!

  • Great resource. Thnaks for making it available – but don’t see where I can download it. Copied and pasted to get the info. Will be waiting for the update, when it is published.

  • Riquez

    On the G+ sizes you state “circumference” for the round profile pic – this is incorrect, you mean diameter.

  • Doug

    This was a great resource but its usefulness is decreasing as it has not been updated in the last 8 months.

    • Hey Doug,

      I did issue a minor update earlier in the year when Google+ rolled out it’s latest redesign for profiles (not newsfeed), but another update is coming.


  • How about answering a question for us IDIOTS…when I upload to my blog the pic is often HUMONGOUS (sp?) – I don’t even know how to change the pixel (is that the right word?) or photo size in microsoft, to save it to a “blog photos” file I have created, so that I can upload the right size. I know SOMEWHERE up top there are some tabs that allow you to do this but I can’t find them!!!

  • Thank you for the infographic! Do you embed code for the table above as well as the image?


  • Calli

    Thank You! I use this all the time!

  • That’s fantastic Dan! And it gives me a great idea for an online tool – knowing the sizes to use is one thing but it’s still hassle having to manually twiddle your images to the correct size. What would be cool would be a utility to take your source image and then automatically resize it as required for the platform that you need. Hmm, I may just do this lol!

  • maggieg

    Thank you this is Excellent!! Totally agree with Caroline Middlebrook to….

  • Marcus

    How do i download?

  • thank you , hihi i think that it very useful

  • This is great thank you for this.

  • JeanAnnette Saulsbury

    This is the Internet @ it’s best. Thank you for sharing.

  • Am searching high & low for the “official” px of Facebook Event Page Header Images < Would appreciate you incorporating it into your next version. I use this with all my clients!

  • Charissa

    What is the benefit of embedding the Cheat Sheet on a website? Does it automatically size the photos then?

  • Thanks for this informative post!! I know it was written awhile ago so some things have changed or have been added but I love all of the detail you’ve given!
    I’m adding it as a source for a blog post at

  • Datdamwuf

    Thank you for this! Can you do the same for dating sites?

  • Centralized at 1 place, briljant! No more searching around… a big time saver. Many thanks, Mark

  • David

    Just so you guys know g+ changed it’s cover photo dimensions. 480×270

    Also you might want to double check some of the other ones. I think there might be some other recent changes.

  • Awesome article, thanks!!

  • Aneska

    Content excellent! Thank you

  • wes conard

    awesome! thank you.

  • Leo

    Would be great if this information is up to date, because this is very useful information.
    Can you add more social media or messenger? LINE messenger if possible. Thank you

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