The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Social Media Dimensions

By Samy Simorangkir

With the social media space in constant flux, it can be difficult to keep up with the ever-changing specs for each channel. No one should be expected to know all those numbers by heart–which is why it’s important to have a guide with the most frequently used dimensions on hand for reference.

Here are some additional rules of thumb to keep in mind.
  • If you want to promote a post, keep text under 20%. Here’s a handy overlay you can use on your images while you are editing.
  • Make a test page on Facebook where you see how images look on a page before uploading to your company or client’s actual page.


  • Center your background to prevent elements from being lost behind the feed when the browser is resized.
  • Set a background color– matching or complementing your background image–to prevent an unattractive white space surrounding your background image.
  • There are many useful templates out there that help you mock up a Twitter page, here’s one.


  • Everything you need to know about uploading YouTube Channel art can be found here.

Skweekah October 8, 2014
Needs to be updated for the newish Twitter header.
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Madalyn Carlisle June 18, 2014
Hi there, I just discovered this and it's great, thank you! However I see it was posted in February - before I start using this I wanted to ask if this is still up to date? Thank you!
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guptaabhijit318 April 23, 2014
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Mikey Dunn March 12, 2014
Bookmarking this for sure!
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keithdshrock March 6, 2014
Thanks, Bookmarked. I would add it's good to center Facebook Text, and graphics, because they will be viewed mostly on mobile devices.
Shannon Janco March 6, 2014
Now I can throw away all of those stupid posit it notes I have all over my office!
Stephanie Morrison March 6, 2014
This is Perfect - definitely one I'll bookmark! Planning to change my Twitter background, so now I don't even need to search; thanks to a tweet I just had to click.
Guest March 6, 2014
Good info, how about Vine?
joyce March 1, 2014
This is a great post, sometimes you lose track of all the different things you need to consider when posting on social media platforms. Also it helps get rid of these annoying pictures that just don't fit right.
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