[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 tentsocial.com/blog 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 Cover photo: 851 x 315
- Facebook Profile photo: 180 x 180
- 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 Cover photo: 646 x 220
- LinkedIN Profile photo: 100 x 60
- Pinterest Profile Photo: 160 x 165
- 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