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Complete Guide to Social Media Image Sizes 2020

Complete Guide to Social Media Image Sizes 2020
Complete Guide to Social Media Image Sizes 2020

Complete Guide to Social Media Image Sizes 2020

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updated: January 2020

Social media image sizes 2020

Are you looking for the correct social media sizes for the year 2020? We have done a guide of sizes for covers, posts, banners and others formats!

Have you ever gone to upload a photo onto your social media platforms and when it published all of the sudden it was in a different size than how you originally wanted? There's a good chance you've run into this issue with the correct size guide of this year.

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This is why it is important to pay attention to the size of the images to prepare them correctly. If you keep reading this article you will find a list of the recommended measurements to avoid these errors. If you follow the suggested sizes you should not have any display problems when you upload your files, here you have the complete guide to 2020 social media sizes.



Facebook Image Size 




Facebook Advertisement Image Size

If you want to have effective advertising campaigns on Facebook you will have to be very aware of the image sizes presented by each type of format. If you don’t take it into account you could be throwing your money away!
Facebook recommends using image sizes of 1600 x 628 pixels. Once uploaded, the images will be resized in the following way:


Image ads on Feed: 720, 960 or 2048 (computer) | 626 x 840 (smartphone)

Right column thumbnail:  254 x 133 


Image Sizes for Facebook Online Display Promotions:

The sizing advertisements for other publications are slightly different than Facebook ads. So it's important to know the different sizes so you'll know how your ad will look once it is promoted and shared. 



Profile photo: 110 x 110  

Make your profile picture recognizable so people can find your account easier.

IG story: 1080 x 1920

Images for Posts:

Square image: 1080 x 1080 (optimal size) 

Horizontal image: 1080 x 566 pixels  (recommended)

Vertical image: 1080 x 1350


Size of Instagram promotion ads 

In this case, the size that you have used for your publications will serve: square or horizontal.

Square image ads: 1080 x 1080 pixels. They will appear in 640 x 640 

Horizontal image ads: 1080 x 566 pixels. They will be presented in 600 x 400p 

You must be careful with the text you want to add in these ads because Instagram only allows you a maximum of 20% of the image to include the text.


Twitter Image Size


LinkedIn Image Size


Pinterest Image Size


YouTube Image Size


Channel profile picture: 800 x 800 | 98 x 98  (displays on web)

Channel cover photo: 2560 x 1440

Video thumbnail:1280 x 720 (minimum)



If you've ever walked into a messy establishment, you've probably noticed that the lack of organization affected your overall first impression the business and their professionalism. The same can happen if someone clicks on a profile for the first time and sees that the profile photo doesn’t have the proper format, is pixelated or has low quality. A potential customer might think that if the business doesn’t bother taking care of something as basic as a picture then they won’t bother putting effort into the service that they are offering.

Social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. can process more than 40,000 files per minute. In order to manage all this information, the processors compress the files, thus speeding up the work. The problem is that the size and image quality could be modified if you have not taken this into account before uploading the images.


If you want an easy and fast way to resize your images we recommend you to take a look at EDIT, our online image editor. With this program, you will have the option to select what type of format you are looking for whether it's a Facebook banner, an Instagram profile picture, a YouTube thumbnail, and more! You won’t have to worry about anything else, the sizes will be adjusted automatically. You are able to customize your design with creative and fast results with all of the EDIT tools at your disposal.


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