It is often noticed that the image upload sizes on social networking sites seem to be updated frequently.
We have heard the saying “the first impression is the last impression”. Likewise, a profile photo is the epitome of yourself. The types of images that people share with the world are their personified versions. The collection of images screams about his personality, attitude, behavior, and other physical traits. Dealing with this feature, they should be high resolution and up to date that reflect your true identity.
Sometimes people get exhausted seeing their perfect cover or profile page images converted to blurry, badly cropped and low quality images. This is because the images they use are not the right size and inappropriate for display. Every social site requires its set of dimensions to be followed for better quality result of the image that is to be uploaded. That’s why it’s imperative to have the accurate dimensions and sizes for all social media platforms (including Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.).
Instagram is the most widely used social network for sharing photos and videos. To make things easier, both vertical and horizontal photo orientations are supported by Instagram. Additionally, it continues to support square images, which the platform was originally renowned for. This expands the alternatives for your brand. However, it’s also a little more difficult to get the aspect ratio correct. If you want your photos to look their best, you have to follow certain rules.
Be sure to upload an image of at least this size, as Instagram profile pictures are displayed at 110 x 100 pixels, but image files are kept at 320 x 320 pixels. Instagram profile pictures are presented as circles although they have square dimensions. Centralize the most important image elements that you want to draw attention to, to better prevent them from being overlooked.
Twitter is a microblogging networking service through which users interact with posts that are said to be tweets. Tweets with photos generally receive more replies, likes, comments and retweets than tweets without images. In fact, tweets with visuals are three times more likely to get massive attention. Therefore, it is important to select the right photographs and produce top-notch visual content for Twitter. Naturally, this includes using proper Twitter image metrics.
Among other social media apps, Facebook changes the look and size of its images the most frequently. The best way to ensure your label information is on point is to always post the best image possible. Facebook advises its users to use file formats suggested by Facebook for optimal performance.
LinkedIn is an online website for people looking for a job or wanting to grow their business. According to data from LinkedIn, having a photo alone can increase the likelihood of people seeing your profile by 14%. For maximum results, stick to LinkedIn’s suggested sizes. Also, always verify your profile and information on various digital devices before viewing your profile.
By focusing on the size chart, you can easily get an idea of the size required for a picture to come out perfectly. Remember that each social networking site has its ideal proportion, for example, you cannot adapt Instagram dimensions to Facebook or other applications.
H/T: Hoot Suite