You’re likely on a few social media sites. Whether it’s Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn, it’s important to know how to optimize your posts for social media.
Communication has come a long way, and images are just the next step in the evolution of communication.
Whether it’s having the wrong file size or an awkward cropped picture, you don’t want to ruin a great post by misunderstanding what the social media site is looking for. Here’s a quick breakdown of some of the most popular social media sites:
Cover photo: 828 pixels by 315 pixels
Profile photo: Bigger than 180 by 180 pixels
Images should contain less than 20 percent text
Cover photo: 1500 pixels by 500 pixels
Profile photo: 400 by 400 pixels
Video: Less than 140 seconds
Share up to one GIF per tweet
Cover photo: 1080 by 608 pixels
Profile photo: 250 by 250 pixels
Large photos and videos work best
Photo thumbnails: 161 by 161 pixels
Stories: 750 by 1334 pixels
Photos: 1080 by 1080 pixels (although you don’t have to upload a square image)