Tips and Tricks: Social Media Images (September 2017)

by Margie Beilharz

On Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media sites, posts with images get greater engagement than plain text posts. Irritatingly, though, they all have different requirements in terms of image sizes, and often you don’t want to spend ages working out what you need.

Here’s an article that takes all the guesswork out of it: The Ideal Image Sizes for Your Social Media Posts: Guidelines for All 6 Major Social Networks, with sizes current as of August 2017.

For those of us with little patience to customise, Kevan Lee even suggests two go-to sizes – 1024 x 512 pixels for landscape and 800 x 1200 pixels for portrait – that are generally useful across different social media feeds.