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Sizing Graphics for Social Media & myUMBC

Below is a list of common sizes used on myUMBC and Social Media platforms.

Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

myUMBC

Thumbnail

  • You must have permission to use any image you upload.
  • For the best results, your starting image should be larger than 1024 x 768 pixels.
  • Try to avoid including words or symbols that may be unrecognizable at small sizes.
  • Must be a GIF, JPEG, or PNG file.
  • Must not be larger than 5 MB in file size.
  • You will be asked to select a portion of your image with a 4:3 aspect ratio.

Avatar

  • You must have permission to use any image you upload.
  • For the best results, your starting image should be 256 x 256 pixels.
  • Must be a GIF, JPEG, or PNG file.
  • Must not be larger than 2 MB in file size.

Header

  • You must have permission to use any image you upload.
  • The header across the top of your group is 960 x 120 pixels.
  • Must be a GIF, JPEG, or PNG file.
  • Headers must be less than 5 MB

Facebook

Recommended Facebook image sizes for 2019:

  • Facebook profile picture size: 180 x 180
  • Facebook cover photo size: 851 x 315
  • Facebook link image size: 1200 x 628
  • Facebook image post size: 1200 x 900
  • Facebook highlighted image size: 1200 x 717
  • Facebook event image size: 1920 x 1080
  • Facebook video size: 1280 x 720
  • Maximum Facebook video length: 240 minutes
  • Facebook ad size: 1280 x 628
  • Facebook video ad size: 1280 x 720
  • Facebook Story ad size: 1080 x 1920

Instagram

Recommended Instagram image sizes for 2019:

  • Instagram profile picture size: 180 x 180
  • Instagram photo sizes: 1080 x 1080 (square), 1080 x 566 (landscape), 1080 x 1350 (portrait)
  • Instagram Stories size: 1080 x 1920
  • Minimum Instagram video sizes: 600 x 600 (square), 600 x 315 (landscape), 600 x 750 (portrait)
  • Maximum Instagram video length: 60 seconds
  • Minimum Instagram image ad size: 500 pixels wide

Twitter

Recommended Twitter image sizes for 2019:

  • Twitter profile picture size: 150 x 150
  • Twitter header size: 1500 x 500
  • Twitter post image size: 1024 x 512
  • Twitter card image size: 1200 x 628
  • Twitter video size: 720 x 720 (square), 1280 x 720 (landscape), 720 x 1280 (portrait)
  • Maximum Twitter video length: 140 seconds
  • Twitter ad size (image): 1200 x 675
  • Twitter ad size (video): 720 x 720 (square), 1280 x 720 (landscape), 720 x 1280 (portrait)

LinkedIn

Recommended LinkedIn image sizes for 2019:

Company pages:

  • LinkedIn company logo size: 300 x 300
  • LinkedIn cover photo size: 1536 x 768
  • LinkedIn Dynamic Ads size: 100 x 100 (company logo)
  • LinkedIn Sponsored Content image size: 1200 x 628

Personal pages:

  • LinkedIn profile picture size: 400 x 400
  • LinkedIn background photo size: 1584 x 396
  • LinkedIn post image size: 1200 x 1200 (desktop) 1200 x 628 (mobile)
  • LinkedIn link post size: 1200 x 628
  • LinkedIn video size: 256 x 144 (minimum) to 4096 x 2304 (maximum)
  • Maximum LinkedIn video length: 10 minutes