Get Your Social Media Image Sizes Right with Placeit

In this day and age, a business that isn’t taking full advantage of social media is missing out on an opportunity to grow their brand. Having the right images is key to letting your audience know about your company, products, offers and all marketing efforts.

Why Do I Need Images for Social Media?

To Get Your Audience's Attention

In the endless scroll of your audience’s timeline, messages and offers can get lost. With images, you’ll have a better chance of getting their attention. 

To Follow Your Brand's Guidelines

Make sure your audience knows who you are from the get-go and strengthen your brand by setting clear colors and graphic styles to use in social media. 

To Strengthen Your Message

Visual content is a great way to strengthen your message because, with it, you can give your audience visual cues which can hint at your message.

To Help Your Audience Retain Your Message

A lot of what we read is forgotten within a few hours of us reading it. That’s why having visual aids is a great way to help your message be remembered.

"Facebook posts with images see 2.3x more engagement than those without images."
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What Image Sizes do I Need?

With Placeit’s Social Media Image Maker take the guesswork out of designing images for your social accounts, all while taking advantage of Placeit’s resource library to the fullest. Remember that using this social media image maker you’ll have the right file, in the right size, every time. 

Image Sizes for Facebook

Make a Facebook feed image, ad or cover photo in minutes, just select the graphic and background you’d like to use.

Facebook Image Size
A Facebook Ad or Link should be 1200 x 600 px in size.
Facebook Cover Image Size
The ideal size for a Facebook cover image is 1702 x 630 px.
Image For Facebook Sizes
Facebook feed images are usually squares, the optimal size is 1200 x 1200 px.

Image Sizes for Twitter

 Create Twitter banners, cover photos and images to use on Twitter for Business and attract more people to your brand. 

Twitter Header Size
A Twitter header size should be 1500 x 500 px.
Twitter Post Image Size
The best size for a Twitter image is 1024 x 512 px.

Image Sizes for Pinterest

A pin on Pinterest has to be interesting to get your audience’s attention, make sure to use colors that stand out. 

Pinterest Image Size Pin
The ideal pin size is 736 x 1128 px.

Instagram Image Sizes

Instagram is the most image-heavy of all the social media platforms, make sure your images go with your brand’s guidelines. With these social media image makers, you can create Instagram feed images or Instagram Stories in the right size.

Instagram Stories Size
Instagram Stories should be 1080 x 1920 px.
Instagram Post Size
Usually, an Instagram Feed post is square and should be 1080 x 1080 px.

YouTube Image Sizes

One of the most important things to make your videos attractive on YouTube is to have the right thumbnails and banners

Youtube Banner Or Thumbnail
For best viewing, a YouTube Thumbnail or Banner Size should be 1280 x 720 px.

Etsy Image Sizes

Make a custom cover or banner for your Etsy shop in minutes! It's super easy and it'll make it stand out, enticing potential customers to make their first purchase with a professional looking shop. Just select the graphic and background you’d like to use, set Etsy Cover or Etsy Banner as your download size and you're all set!

Etsy Banner Size
An Etsy Banner Size is of 720 x 100 px.
Size Of Etsy Cover Photo
The best size for an Etsy Cover Photo is 3360 x 840 px.

Use Your Social Media Images to Stand out from the Competition

Having social media images that look professional will establish your message. Whatever your message is, it should be clear and concise so it resonates with your audience. Using images can help you achieve this. To make the most out of our social media image makers, make sure to check our post on best practices when creating Social Media Images for the full information on making the best images possible. 

Social media graphics that have text should be clear enough for your audience to be able to read them at a glance.

High contrast images are great for social media because they’re easy to read.

Have your social media images look professional using the hundreds of assets available on Placeit.

New products, events or promotions will be better received and remembered with images.

Create images with pictures as backgrounds, they are royalty-free so you don’t have to worry about copyright issues.

Lastly, creating social media images shouldn’t take long, so we’ve created these tools with your time in mind.

Create Amazing Images for Social Media Quickly and Easily

It’s so easy to use Placeit’s Social Media Image Maker. The only thing you have to do is go to the templates, pick the one you want to use and edit the text, graphics, and colors that you want to display. Afterward, you’ll only have to download it in the correct size and post it all over social media. Placeit offers you:

  • Many different graphic styles
  • No need for expensive software or design tools
  • Loads of great fonts to choose from
  • An easy-to-use interface

Let’s go through the steps, click on social media image maker to open up the same template in a new window to follow along with the video tutorial.

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