With Recruitment going online it’s obvious that your online presence is essential for branding. When it comes to online branding it is obvious that the look of your online presence is absolutely essential. Part of that online presence is the images you upload.

Naturally, the question is what is the preferred image size for popular social media sites that we use generally? In an attempt to assist a company’s employer branding efforts and in turn boost the number of applicants received to simplify Recruiters and Sourcers tasks, here is a list of image sizes as per channel usage.

For Facebook Users

There are different image sizes for each aspect that comprise either images or videos and here are the recommended sizes…

  • Profile Picture: 180 x 180 which is displayed as 160 x 160
  • Cover Photo: 851 x 315
  • Shared Image:
    • 504 is the maximum width, the height varies but with narrow images you can have grey spaces.
    • Recommended: 1200 x 1200
  • Shared Link:
    • 484 x 252
    • Recommended: 1200 x 627
  • Shared Video: 504 x 283
  • Photo Thumbnail: 105 x 105
  • Video Thumbnail Large: 319 x 176
  • Video Thumbnail Small: 157 x 87

For Twitter Users

Yes, even the micro blogging giant has a basic image size for different mediums…

  • Profile Image: 400 x 400
  • Header Image: 1500 x 500
  • Pictures in Tweets: 440 x 220 you cannot exceed 1024 x 512 if you want users to view the entire image without the need for expanding it
  • Images Displayed in Feeds: 506 x 253 pixels

For LinkedIn Users

LinkedIn being more of a professional site it definitely has some image size limits to keep the layout as professional as possible…

  • Header Photo: 1400 x 425 (recommended)
  • Banner Image: 646 x 220 (minimum)
  • Standard Business Logo: 100 x 60
  • Square Business Logo: 50 x 50
  • Profile Photo: Between 200 x 200 and 500 x 500
  • Careers Cover Photo: 974 x 238

For Google+ Users

Does it sound familiar and are you a member of Google+? If not, don’t fret you can still become a member that too, with the right information…

  • Cover Image for the Desktop
    • 480 x 270 is the minimum to 2120 x 1192 maximum size
    • Recommended: From 920 x 250 to 1080 x 608, to avoid mobile cropping
  • Profile Photo: 250 x 250
  • Shared Image: 497 x 373 that can be uploaded up to 2048 x 2048
  • Shared Link: 150 x 150 for thumbnail
  • Shared Video: 497 x 279

For Instagram Users

For all you Instagram fans there are certain sizes that you need to focus on when using Instagram and it’s become more fun too…

  • Profile Picture: 110 x 110
  • Thumbnail Size: 161 x 161
  • Normal Image Size: 640 x 640

For YouTube Users

Well I’m sure all the YouTube users will be quite excited with the new image and video size…

  • Channel Banner Photo: 2560 x 1440
  • Uploaded Video: Up to 2560 x 1440

For Pinterest Users

If you’re not already a Pinterest User, it is probably high time you become one so here’s some guidelines to posting images etc.

  • Profile Image: 165 x 165
  • Boards
    • 222 x 150 for large thumbnails
    • 55 x 55 for small thumbnails
  • Pins
    • 32 x 32 for a profile picture
    • 192 x scaled height for the pin image preview
    • 222 x scaled height for the pin on the board
    • 600 x infinite for an enlarged pin

Well there you have it all the information you require concerning the images you post that will help you create a lasting impression on the crowd you attract. If you have any more pointers to add let us know and we’ll be glad to include them in our next pos