Social media branding is important in order to distinguish your accounts from the many millions of others and enable followers to instantly recognise and relate to your profile. With so many social platforms, it can be hard to remember all the dimensions and sizing of each banner or background image.

Are you searching through Google every time you want to design or upload new social media branding?

Then luckily, the complete list for social media branding has been assembled here for you.

If you want to make it easier to quickly recall all of the social media branding dimensions, then you can bookmark this article and find everything you need within one click!

Main Platforms For Social Media Branding

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Plus
  • LinkedIn
  • YouTube
  • Pinterest

These are widely regarded as the “big 6″ platforms in social media. Each allow you to customise their interface and add your own corporate or personal branding to reflect your vision and showcase your products or services.

Zach Kitschke wrote a useful article on the “Branding Basics for Social Media” which will give you some more background information on the fundamentals of social media branding.

Here is the list of main social media branding dimensions you will need in order to create and personalise your accounts.

Facebook Branding
  • Profile Picture: 180px x 180px
  • Cover Image: 851px x 315px
  • Tab Images: 111px x 74px
  • Facebook Ads: See Infographic below
Twitter Branding
  • Profile Image: 81px x 81px
  • Header Image: 520px x 260px
  • Background Image: 2560px x 1600px (for maximum resolutions)
Google Plus Branding
  • Cover Photo: 2120px x 1192px Updated: 480px x 270px (recent update – pointed out by @jimhaysom)
  • Profile Picture: 250px x 250px
LinkedIn Branding
  • Profile Picture: 200px x 200px
  • Cover Photo: 497px x 279px
  • Careers Cover Photo: 974px x 238px
  • Company Page Logo: 100px x 60px
  • Company Page Banner Images: 646px x 220px
  • Company Page Product Images: 100px x 80px
  • LinkedIn Ads: 40px x 40px
YouTube Branding
  • Channel Icon: 90px x 90px
  • Channel Art: 640px x 175px (mobile)
  • Channel Art: 768px x 175px (tablet)
  • Channel Art: 1060px x 175px (maximum width for desktop browsers)
  • Channel Art: 2120px x 1192px (web TV)

YouTube channel art explained:
YouTube will scale your branding using responsive web design. YouTube recommends uploading channel art at 2560px x 1440px with a max file size of 2MB. Your channel art banner will automatically scale to anywhere between 640px x 175px (narrowest) to 1060px x 175px (widest).

Pinterest Branding
  • Profile Image: 165px x 165px
  • Pins: 238px x adjusted height
  • Boards: 238px x 284px

If you want to visually take in all of the branding dimensions of each social media, then these great graphics and infographics should be helpful.

Social Media Branding: Facebook

Social Media Branding - Facebook Cheat Sheet

Image courtesy of The Financial Brand

Social Media Branding: Facebook Ads

Social Media Branding - Facebook Ads

Infographic courtesy of TechWyse

Social Media Branding: Twitter

Social Media Branding - Twitter

Image courtesy of TentSocial

Social Media Branding: Google Plus

Social Media Branding: LinkedIn

Social Media Branding - LinkedIn Sizes

Image courtesy Luna Metrics

Social Media Branding: YouTube

Social Media Branding - YouTube Sizes

Image courtesy of MediaBistro

Social Media Branding: Pinterest

Social Media Branding - Pinterest Sizes

Image courtesy of SocialMarketingWriting

 

If you want to learn how to increase your posts engagement using only basic design knowledge and a little creativity, have a read of my latest guest post at Smart Insights: “Improving your Social Media campaigns using Graphic Design“.

 

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