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The Absolute Social Media Image and Video Sizes [2019 edition]

Date Created: 2/08/2019

Every year, the value of Social Media pages has been increasing dramatically in businesses. If you own a brand or a company, Social Media pages are almost an obligation in order to be active in the marketplace. Thus, in a world of Social Media you need to be informed about every change that you need to make per year and you need to keep your pages strong and full with quality. Two of the most important keys in social media are the image and video sizes. They vary on each Social Media and you always have to stay updated with the appropriate sizes every year.

Here in One Team, we gathered for you all the recommended image sizes for the year 2019 in 5 Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

Facebook image sizes 2019 edition


Starting with Facebook, you have to keep in mind that it remains the King of Social Media. Each year becomes more and more visual and focuses on how its images will be shown on mobile devices. The profile picture, which can be viewed on your page, in posts and everywhere you comment, should be at least 180x180 pixels.

The cover photo is preferred to be 851x 315 pixels.

The shared images or links that you share on your timeline should be 1200x628 pixels.

Recommended Facebook Image and Video Sizes for 2019 in details

  • Facebook profile picture size: 180 x 180 px
  • Facebook cover photo size: 851 x 315 px
  • Facebook link image size: 1200 x 628 px
  • Facebook image post size: 1200 x 900 px
  • Facebook highlighted image size: 1200 x 717 px
  • Facebook event image size: 1920 x 1080 px
  • Facebook video size: 1280 x 720 px
  • Maximum Facebook video length: 240 minutes
  • Facebook ad size: 1280 x 628 px
  • Facebook video ad size: 1280 x 720 px
  • Facebook Story ad size: 1080 x 1920 px

Instagram image sizes 2019 edition


Instagram, by its nature, is based mainly on visuals. Regarding its increased popularity, you need to ensure that all your images and videos will be of top quality.

The profile picture will look good at 180x180 pixels while the posts should be at least 1080x1080 pixels.

Instagram stories should be 1080x1920 pixels.

Recommended Instagram Image and Video Sizes for 2019 in details

  • Instagram profile picture size: 180 x 180 px
  • Instagram photo sizes: 1080 x 1080 (square), 1080 x 566 (landscape), 1080 x 1350 (portrait) px
  • Instagram Stories size: 1080 x 1920 px
  • Minimum Instagram video sizes: 600 x 600 (square), 600 x 315 (landscape), 600 x 750 (portrait) px
  • Maximum Instagram video length: 60 seconds
  • Minimum Instagram image ad size: 500 pixels wide

LinkedIn image sizes 2019 edition


LinkedIn is well known as the Professional Social Network, so companies don’t tend to pay so much attention to the visuals they post. But this is not entirely true…A beautiful and focused on detail LinkedIn Profile or LinkedIn Business Page is a very important asset for your business.

The personal profile picture, which will be shown the most has to be 400x400 pixels. The background picture is recommended to be 1584x396 pixels. On the other hand, when talking about LinkedIn Business Pages, the standard logo is recommended to be 300x300 pixels and the cover photo will be 1536x768 pixels.

Recommended LinkedIn Image and Video Sizes for 2019 in details

  • LinkedIn company logo size: 300 x 300 px
  • LinkedIn cover photo size: 1536 x 768 px
  • LinkedIn Dynamic Ads size: 100 x 100 (company logo) px
  • LinkedIn Sponsored Content image size: 1200 x 628 px
  • LinkedIn profile picture size: 400 x 400 px
  • LinkedIn background photo size: 1584 x 396 px
  • LinkedIn post image size: 1200 x 1200 (desktop) 1200 x 628 (mobile) px
  • LinkedIn link post size: 1200 x 628 px
  • LinkedIn video size: 256 x 144 (minimum) to 4096 x 2304 (maximum) px
  • Maximum LinkedIn video length: 10 minutes

Twitter image sizes 2019 edition


Twitter was well known as a text oriented social network but…these days are gone! In case you don’t believe it, just keep in mind that tweets with images tend to get 150% more retweets than those without! Quite impressive, right?

So, if you want to increase your engagement it is essential for you to post well designed visuals or infographics.


Recommended Twitter Image and Video Sizes for 2019 in details

  • Twitter profile picture size: 150 x 150 px
  • Twitter header size: 1500 x 500 px
  • Twitter post image size: 1024 x 512 px
  • Twitter card image size: 1200 x 628 px
  • Twitter video size: 720 x 720 (square), 1280 x 720 (landscape), 720 x 1280 (portrait) px
  • Maximum Twitter video length: 140 seconds
  • Twitter ad size (image): 1200 x 675 px
  • Twitter ad size (video): 720 x 720 (square), 1280 x 720 (landscape), 720 x 1280 (portrait) px

youtube channel art tips


We have to admit that we live in the Video Era!

Fun Fact: YouTube is not just a video-sharing platform, it is also the second largest search engine in the world.

Over 1 billion hours of YouTube videos are watched everyday by users worldwide. From original short firms and music videos to vlogs, YouTube is a must to promote both your content and brand. But it is not just about videos, it’s important to invest in creation of high quality and relevant image art and icons for your channel.

Recommended YouTube Image and Video Sizes for 2019 in details

  • YouTube Channel Icon: 800 x 800 px
  • YouTube Channel Art: 2560 x 1440 px
  • YouTube Desktop Display: 2560 x 423 px
  • YouTube Tablet Display: 1855 x 423 px
  • YouTube Desktop and Mobile Display: 1546 x 423 px
  • YouTube Video Thumbnail: 1280 x 720 px

Well, now you may probably think: “Pfff…too many sizes, what am I going to do?”

First of all, take a deep breath and just contact us! We are thrilled to learn more about your brand and implement the proper Social Media Strategy for you, in order to achieve your goals!  Until then, this guide “The Absolute Social Media Image and Video Sizes [2019 edition] will help you to design awesome photos, create unique videos and make your Social Media pages stand out of the competition.

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