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2019 Quick Guide for B2B Social Media Photos

The beginning of 2019 is a great time to assess everything you’ve been doing and find ways to build on your B2B marketing and social media strategy.

The importance of keeping up with your social media presence has only increased over the decades—everyone from Baby Boomers to Gen Z are logging on and connecting with your B2B brand on a daily basis. Below are several trends in social media for the new year as well as a handy social media cheat sheet to keep your content optimized. We’ve included essential sizes for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube to help you stay current on photo and image specifications.

What’s New for 2019?

The importance of imagery and video

Trends for 2019 indicate that video is on the rise. A video is able to tell your brand story quickly, making it easily digestible by consumers. Written content takes longer for our brains to process, so while text is important when it comes to first impressions and telling a brand story quickly, imagery and video are dominating the world of B2B marketing and social media in 2019.

Creating Brand Authenticity

Consumers are becoming increasingly savvy in our ever-evolving, tech, and data-driven world. Fake news, bogus content, and data breaches are changing the way consumers look at brands.

Creating authentic, real stories that engage your audience will take a front seat this year. Gone are the days of passive social media marketing. Consumers want to be involved, interact, and engage with your B2B brand. In 2019, social media content will continue to become more personal. Facebook predicts that its Stories format will overtake the News Feed as the default for content consumption in the near future.

The Rise of LinkedIn

LinkedIn has been around for over 15 years now, but in recent years has become a social media B2B marketing powerhouse. Since 2011, LinkedIn has grown from 140 million users to over 500 million users. With a developing and expanding content platform, users are not only looking to LinkedIn for professional connections and jobs, but they also log in for industry leading content, networking and leads. This comes straight from LinkedIn’s Marketing Solutions Blog. If you’re looking for your B2B audience on social media, LinkedIn is the right place to be. Studies show that 80% of B2B marketing leads from social media come from the LinkedIn platform.

Keeping it All Straight

Below is a quick reference guide to social media imagery sizing for 2019. Bookmark this page as a handy tool to help you navigate through social media content specifications or download the pdf.

Facebook

Facebook Profile Pictures:

  • 180px wide by 180px tall
  • Scales to: 170px by 170px on desktop, 128px by 128px on smartphones, 32px by 32px as a thumbnail

Facebook Event Cover Photos:

  • 1920px wide by 1080px tall
  • 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Scales to 470px wide by 174px tall in the feed

Facebook Link Previews:

  • 1200px wide by 630px tall
  • 16:9 aspect ratio

Facebook Stories:

  • 1080px wide by 1920px tall
  • 9:16 aspect ratio

Instagram

Instagram Square Image:

  • 1080px wide by 1080px tall

Instagram Vertical Image:

  • 1080px wide by 1350px tall

Instagram Horizontal Image:

  • 1080px wide by 566px tall

Instagram Stories:

  • 1080px wide by 1920px tall
  • 9:16 aspect ratio
  • 4gb file size limit

Instagram Profile Pictures

  • 110px wide by 110px tall
  • 1:1 aspect ratio

Twitter

Twitter Image Tweets:

  • For images to appear expanded
  • Minimum: 440px wide by 220px tall
  • Maximum: 1024px wide by 512px tall
  • 5mb maximum

Twitter Cover Photos:

  • 1500px wide by 500px tall
  • 3:1 aspect ratio

Twitter Link Previews

  • 800px wide by 418px tall
  • 1.91:1 aspect ratio

Profile photos

  • 400px wide by 400px tall

LinkedIn

Personal Profile:

  • 200px wide x 200px tall (or higher)
  • 1:1 aspect ratio
  • 10mb maximum

Business Profile:

  • 300px wide by 300px tall (or higher)
  • 1:1 aspect ratio
  • 4mb maximum

LinkedIn Cover Photos:

Personal profile

  • 1584px wide by 396px tall
  • 129:8 aspect ratio
  • 4mb maximum

Business Profile

  • 1536px wide by 768px tall
  • 2:1 aspect ratio
  • 4mb maximum

LinkedIn Images:

Desktop

  • 1200px wide by 1200px tall
  • 1:1 aspect ratio

Mobile

  • 1200px wide by 628px tall for mobile
  • 300:157 aspect ratio

YouTube

Channel Art Size:

  • 2560 pixels wide by x 1440 pixels tall optimal
  • Minimum file dimensions: 2048 x 1152
  • Minimum safe area for text and logos: 1546 x 423 pixels, with larger images possibly being crossed on certain devices or displays
  • Maximum width: 2560 x 423 pixels, meaning that the “safe area” is always visible despite the size of the screen
  • Maximum file size: 4MB (but file sizes can be smaller)

Creating professional, authentic and engaging social media imagery is often the first step in the process of perfecting your brand story and presence. With these new references and insights, you are sure to gain followers, increase likes, and encourage others to comment and share.

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