The Ultimate 2016 Social Media Image Sizes Guide (INFOGRAPHIC)

Every social media platform has its own image sizes, so it’s really hard to keep up with all the different ones. To make matter worse, some even change the dimensions every year, so it makes it even harder to remember all of them.

And with their ever growing need to be as present as possible on social media, bloggers have to optimize each platform with the right picture sizes and formats to represent them in the best way possible.

Trying to keep up with the changes

I don’t know if you’re like me, but I like to change my social media platforms headers once in a while. I have a few favorite sites that I go to and where I choose a new header. But each and every time, I don’t remember the size needed, and I have to search on the net to check the size of the different images.

As for the profile image, you have to choose a minimum size because if you don’t, the resolution won’t be optimal. Your picture will look weird, or the platform won’t take it at all. And maybe you don’t know that, but even the images posts have specific dimensions and types.

The 2016 social media image sizes cheat sheet infographic

I stumbled upon this awesome guide, and I immediately thought of sharing it with you. Created by Jamie Spencer, founder of, this guide is the perfect tool that you probably should bookmark for future reference. So the next time you need image sizes or formats, you’ll have everything you need handy at your fingertips.

Updated for 2016 from the 2015 Social Media Image Sizes Guide, this detailed cheat sheet has the recommended dimensions, minimum and maximum dimensions, image scale, and much more for all the following major social media platforms.

  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • YouTube
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Tumblr
  • Google+

I’m sure that it will save you a lot of time and prevent you from researching the net during many hours to update all your images of your social networks. I know from personal experience that when you find the perfect picture that it took hours to find for your Twitter header for example and that it’s not the right size, this can make you cringe. With this guide, no more waste of your precious time!

2016 Social Media Image Sizes Cheat Sheet

Over to you

So what did you think of this infographic? Do you struggle with the image sizes of your favorite social media platforms just like I do? Will the infographic facilitate your life a little? Please, share with us in the comment box below!



14 thoughts on “The Ultimate 2016 Social Media Image Sizes Guide (INFOGRAPHIC)

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  1. Hi Nataly,

    This is awesome! This is really great because it shows us everything, not just a featured image. It gives us a good idea on which size to use.

    I have to admit I don’t follow the recommended sizes for social media. I use the same dimensions on every post…less for me to do, hehe.

    Thanks for sharing gf. Already passed this along!



    1. Hey Cori,

      I’m glad you find it useful! I also thought it was very complete and useful. When I share posts from blogs, I don’t pay attention to sizes, it’s more when I change the headers or when I upload a picture directly from my computer that I see some problems if I don’t have the right sizes.

      Thanks for stopping by, gf! Happy hump day! 🙂



  2. Thank you Thank you Thank you Natly,

    Image sizes changed up a bit and my regular program I use is not working well. I see some images are smaller, some larger…..Thanks so much for posting this because it is a keeper.

    I have been posting on some social sites and my entire image is off. Now back to the drawing board.

    I sure will pass this around because images are so important for us to communicate with each other.



    1. Hi Donna,

      I’m very glad you liked this! Yes, image sizes change constantly and it’s hard to keep up with all the changes. That’s why tools like this infographic are a life saver. And I’m really happy when I can help other bloggers.

      Thanks for passing it along! Have a great Thursday! 🙂



  3. Hey Nataly,

    This is super awesome! You don’t know how many times I struggle to find what what size images should be. Thankfully for Canva, it’s easy. But still, what a pain in the buttocks!

    Thank you for sharing this. I need to save it so I can refer back to it.

    Happy Monday!



    1. Hey Bren,

      Yeah, I know what you mean, it’s really a pain to search for the right image size each time we want to change a header on Facebook, Google+ or even on Twitter. I was very happy to find this infographic and I knew people would like it.

      Glad you liked it, gf! Happy Thursday! 🙂



  4. Hey Nataly,

    I was going to skip this and go to the dog post. But I thought I would just take a quick look as I will be making big changes in the near future. Well its the exact info I need. I always fluke my way through the pic sizes. I even have my own Twitter size because it works. But I would prefer to use the exact sizes. And finding out the rights size for profile pics is like finding the cookie jar. Thank you.



    1. Hey Rachel,

      I felt exactly like you when I found this infographic and that’s why I wanted to share it with others. I knew people felt like me when it comes to image sizes on social media. They’re really a pain to remember since each has its own image sizes. I can’t tell you how many times I had to search the net to know what was the sizes of the Twitter or Google+ or Facebook pics because I wanted to change the header.

      I’m glad that you found this infographic useful! Happy Thursday! 🙂



  5. Hi Nataly,

    Ahhh, you are so RIGHT!

    These things change so often – and if you change your theme (like I did earlier this year), sometimes you have to go back and change everything (again, like I did).

    That was a pain.

    I’ve also had a rough time with the social media images. I’m not kidding when I say there have been times when I’ve spent close to an hour just resizing ONE picture because it either didn’t fit, wouldn’t be accepted or turned out blurry.

    So yes, this will help. A LOT.

    Thanks for putting this together 🙂


    1. Hi Dana,

      I’m with you on that one, it’s really a pain to have to update our headers every time they make a change or we change our theme. And just like you, I sometimes spent one or two hours resizing one image so it fits perfectly. It happened to me not long ago on Google +. My pic wouldn’t be accepted on Google + because it wasn’t the right size. I finally gave up and put a completely different image.

      I’m so glad this infographic will help you, gf! TGIF! 🙂



  6. Hi, Nataly

    Photo are important in Social Media. Thanks for gathering the data which are big help for making pic quotes.

    I really shortened the time to adjust the photo size when I am using

    Book marked this one for future use

    Stella Chiu


    1. Hi Stella,

      You’re so right, photos are very important in social media. I also like Canva very much. I use it to customize my pictures for my blog posts.

      I’m glad you found this useful and that you bookmarked it!

      Have a great weekend! 🙂



  7. Hi Nataly,

    This is such a fantastic post! There are times that I have issues with blurred images while uploading them and now I know why. I usually have a problem while uploading images on Facebook, especially the header of my business page. I will save this cheat sheet to my laptop.

    Thank you so much! Have a great day!



    1. Hi Zaria,

      Sorry for the late reply! I guess I missed your comment!

      I’m so glad that this cheat sheet will be useful for you. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your comment!

      Have a great week ahead!



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