The Ridiculously Exhaustive Social Media Dimensions Blueprint (Infographic)

Social Media Design

[Updated May 15, 2013]

Like all new technology, social media changes fast. Very fast.  Just trying to keep your head around all of the different platforms, how to approach them and, of course, how to design for them can be a full time job.  It would be nice if all of the platforms used the exact same dimensions and you could just swap photos between them all so that your brand has a nice consistent look across the board.

Unfortunately, this is not the case. Social media has proven itself as a crucial component of a brand’s marketing mix, but with the many different platforms, it can be very difficult to put forth a consistent brand image online.

For that reason, we put together ‘The Ridiculously Exhausitive Social Media Design Blueprint’.  It features all of the major design dimensions for all of the major platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIN, YouTube, Pinterest and the most recent entry, Instagram.

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Bookmark this page, download it and share it on your own blog, give it to your designer, agency or whoever is involved in your social media efforts.  Trust me, you will come back to this over and over again.

We are constantly updating this to make sure it contains only the latest and most accurate social media dimensions, so swing on over to subscribe to our blog to ensure you keep up to date on the latest. Also, if you have any suggestions that would make this guide better, please leave your suggestions in the comments.

Since there is a lot of detail in the below infographic, we have also provided a quick reference guide below for some of the most commonly used dimensions. Enjoy and get social!

Social Media Dimensions Quick Reference  

Facebook Dimensions

  • Facebook Cover photo: 851 x 315
  • Facebook Profile photo: 180 x 180

Twitter Dimensions

  • Twitter Header image: 520 x 260
  • Twitter Profile image: 81 x 81

Google+ Dimensions [updated 05.15.13]

  • Google+ Cover photo: 2120 x 1192
  • Google+ Profile photo: 270 x 270

LinkedIN Dimensions

  • LinkedIN Cover photo: 646 x 220
  • LinkedIN Profile photo: 100 x 60

Pinterest Dimensions

  • Pinterest Profile Photo: 160 x 165

Instagram Dimensions

  • Instagram Profile Photo: 110 x 110

YouTube Dimensions [updated 05.15.13]

  • YouTube Cover Art: 2560 x 1440
  • YouTube Cover Art Safe Area: 1546 x 423
If INFOGRAPHIC does not appear on mobile, view as a PDF here.

Social Media Design Dimensions Infographic

Comments: 2

  • Lori Brown says:

    Wow! Very useful information, thanks! Been meaning to redo some of my backgrounds and headers for a while now and this will really come in handy as I do. Thanks!

  • Opes Media says:

    I must say that the infographic you show on this great post is a wonderful tool for those who need exact social media profile design, especially with all the Google new updates to their Google + and Youtube sites. I will share it along my friends! Thank you.

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