An Ultimate Guide to Sizing Instagram and Facebook Images

April 6, 2020


Talk about Social maedia. It’s entertaining, conteraversial and widespread. It is not just about sharing your personal photos and chats.

It is also a huge business platform. With 3.8 billion users, it is a perfect place to reach out your relevant audience and clients.

But that is only possible if you do things right. Many things might goes wrong for your brand on social media if you are not doing it right.

A tiny mistake on social media can make a big difference on how people preceive your brand. For example, sizing a socia media image wrongly and your profile will look unprofessional and unattractive.

Here is a ccomplete Social media guide on How to size social media images for social media platforms that matters.

Complete guide to sizing Social Media Images

The size mentioned here is the minimums requirement for high quality images, but you can always go higher, depending on the platform you are using.

Face Image Sizes

On your business account on Facebook, you should not use one size for all of your posts or images. Each picture requires a specific size to work well.

Facebook Profile Picture

To avoid a pixilated profile picture, ensure that your image not lesser the 180 x 180 pixels.

As Facebook profile are not in square or in long width format and displayed as rounded. Design your logo or profile picture while considering the “safe zones” of the profile pictures, so nothing get cropped while uploading the picture.

Facebook Cover Photo

Your Facebook cover photo is much larger than the profile picture; you have more option to be creative if you want.

Larger size means that you image will look pixilated if you image resolution is low. Cover photo size is 820 x 312 pixels or above.

Facebook Posts

Posts are really important to interact with your customers and followers. To post high quality image, upload photos over 1200 x 630 pixels.

Instagram Image Sizes

Instagram is all about the creativeness and beauty of pictures. So be very careful while uploading pictures on your business account.

Instagram Profile Picture

Like on Facebook, your profile picture on instagram also appears as rounded. But your followers can’t click on the profile picture to expand the image so you need to ensure that it can be clearly seen as it is.

As about size, keep your image size above 110 x 110 pixels for great quality.

Instagram Posts

Instagram is continuously increasing the size of its photo sizes. Now it’s at 1080 x 1080 pixels or above.

When your upload your photo it will automatically scale down to 612 x 612. It will show your profile as 161 x161 pixels thumbnails.

Instagram Stories

Instagram stories are fleeting, however that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t invest energy into uploading photographs your watchers will adore.

A decent dependable guideline is to keep your resolution over 600 x 1,067 pixels.

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