February 28th, 2014

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Social Media Dimensions

Samantha 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.

Tags: Best Practices, Content Marketing, Creative, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube

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