The Best Photo Sizes for Sharing on Twitter and Facebook

The social media sites are constantly changing the best photo dimensions but we seem to be approaching a general rule of thumb of about a 2:1 aspect ratio.

For Facebook it is a bit larger, Google+ a bit longer and Twitter is in between.

You can easily build your own header for Twitter or pick up some pre-made backgrounds so your backgrounds and headers always look great, but what about your day to day activities and news releases?

Get More Likes for News Releases

When sharing stories or news release from your website to Facebook make sure your first image or featured image is at least 600px by 315px, but for the best look on iPad’s and other retina display devices your picture or photo should be 1200px by 630px.

Facebook-Cover

Click on the picture to view the full size or right click to save the image for future reference


 

(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = “//connect.facebook.net/en_GB/all.js#xfbml=1”; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));

 

Get More Retweets for your Photos

For for twitter stream photos, the preview screen is about 2:1, and for the best result on on devices use a photo at least 1024px by 512px.

Twitter-Stream-Optimum-Photo-Size

Click on the picture to view the full size or right click to save a copy

For example:

Quick Cover Guide

Google+ recently updated their cover photos bringing them more into line with dimensions you’d find for Facebook and Twitter.

Google-Plus-Cover-Sample

Twitter-Cover-Page

Facebook-Cover-Photo

 

Have a question about how to look your best? Send a tweet, or contact me anytime.

 

 

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