Social Media Images Sizes Can Be a Pain

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Has this ever happened to you?  If not, it will.  Posting the same picture to different social media platforms can be an absolute thorn in your flesh.  You get exactly what you want out of the elephant picture at Facebook.  The picture provides context and perfectly tells that story on balance that you are trying to convey.  And then at LinkedIn, readers are left confused, wondering what is that elephant doing on the beach?  Is this a funny yoga post they wonder, without laughing.

We believe part of our responsibility here at The Social Media Magnet is to bring these issues to light and help provide some great resources that we have found over the years.  One of those is this post by Hubspot.  This is a great blog by Lindsay Kolowich to help you determine the different social media image sizes.  She includes cover, profile, thumbnail image, shared post, shared video, shared link preview, and event image sizes for most of the social media platforms, including:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Instagram
  • Pinterest
  • LinkedIn
  • YouTube
  • Tumblr
  • Snapchat

If you need an image size for any of the major platforms, just about all of them are listed here.  We know you will want to bookmark her blog for later use, so don’t forget.  We hope this helps with any image size issues that you may have in the future.  Believe us, we know these issues can be a real pain.  How do you think we created the feature image in the first place?  *LOL*

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