What's the Ideal Image size and dimensions for Social Media Images

Whether you're posting about brand promotion, a news update, a funny meme, visual content has become a powerful tool for social media. According to research, 65% of the people are visual learners, and 90% of the information that's processed by the brain is visual. 

For a content marketing campaign, knowing exactly what kind of pictures to post, and how often is absolutely crucial. Here are the best sizes for sharing images on social media: 

Facebook: 1,200 x 628

Twitter: 1,024 x 512

Linkedin: 800 x 800

Google+: 800 x 1,200

Pinterest: 735 x 1,102

Instagram: 1,080 x 1,080

However, as you experiment with the different kinds of images, only then you'll realize which works best for you. By default, these two sizes are infallible.

  • Horizontal (landscape) : 1,024 x 512
  • Vertical (portrait): 800 x 1,200

The size limitations we have in place are based on the limitations of each social platform: 

Platform Image (jpg/png)
How many files can be added?
Twitter 3 Mb

Up to 4 images or 1 video
Facebook 4 MB
As many as you want
LinkedIn 8 Mb or

Up to 9 images
or 1 video
Instagram 3 Mb
Up to 10
Pinterest 10 Mb One image
Google My Business 5 Mb
One image

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