Let’s face it if you are not using social media to get your brand out there, you better start now! As a brand designer and strategist, I am always checking to make sure my social media image sizes are correct. As these top social media platforms change and are updated, I will update this Social Media Image Size Cheat Sheet.
These are the best sizes for Social Media images in 2016.
I’m always learning and researching. This year visual content and visual marketing are imperative for you to tell your story and get your brands word out into the world.
Today 70 million photos and videos are shared on Instagram daily and 50 percent of Pinterest’s 30 million pins were added in the last six months according to Constant Contact. Since the brain processes images 60,000 times faster than text, it’s important to know how important visual content and creating images is:)
Hopefully, these facts have your attention!
There are lot’s of theories on sizes and I’ve tested many of them. I suggest you start with the actual sizes of the social media platform you are creating for. Two great online image creating and photo editing tools are Canva and Picmonkey.
Social Media Image Sizes Cheat Sheet
Social Media Tips:
- Save time and create a square photo at least 900 x 900. It will work across platforms like Facebook and Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.
- BufferApp is my go to tool for scheduling and social sharing.
- Wordswag is my top mobile tool for creating images.
Experts say that social media post including an image is 87% are more likely to get shared than post without images.
Creating visual images to share your brand story is POWERFUL! I suggest you pin this image and use it as a reference when you create your social media images. I plan to keep this updated with any new size changes:)
Here’s to you sharing your brand story on social media with great visuals!