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 MakeAWebsiteHub.com, 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.
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!
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!