Awkwardly cropped photos and pixelated images are a fast way to kill your social media engagement. But figuring out social media image sizes for each platform is tricky, especially considering how many different image options each platform offers.

For this post, we’ll focus specifically on the social media images you share with your updates.

Using the ideal image size for each type of post on every platform is crucial. If you want to prevent people from scrolling right past your content, you have to share eye-catching images that display well in the feed.

Best social media image sizes overview

Here’s a quick look at the recommended image sizes for each social media platform. Click the links to jump to each section for details and examples. All dimensions refer to width and height in pixels.

Best image size for Facebook

  • Sharing horizontal images: 1,200 x 628 pixels
  • Sharing vertical images: 1,080 x 1,350 pixels
  • Sharing links with an image: 1,200 x 628 pixels
  • Sharing Stories:  1,080 x 1,920 pixels

Best image size for Instagram

  • Sharing square images: 1,080 x 1,080 pixels
  • Sharing horizontal images: 1,080 x 566 pixels
  • Sharing vertical images: 1,080 x 1,350 pixels
  • Sharing Stories: 1,080 x 1,920 pixels

Best image size for Twitter

  • Sharing a single horizontal image: 1,200 x 675 pixels
  • Sharing multiple images: 1,200 x 675 pixels
  • Sharing links with an image: 800 x 418 pixels

Best image size for LinkedIn

  • Sharing horizontal images to company page or personal profile: 1,104 x 736 pixels
  • Sharing links with an image to a company page or personal profile: 1,200 x 628 pixels

Best image size for Pinterest

  • Sharing images: 1000 x 1500 pixels

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