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The Best Header Sizes for Every Social Media Site

When it comes to social media, we all know things move fast. So, to help you stay ahead of the curve, we’ve put together a blog covering the best sizes for social media header images. From Facebook to YouTube, we’ve got you covered!

Facebook

Facebook Profile Photo

For your profile photo, choose your brand logo or something that easily identifies your agency. This image will appear in search results. Your profile photo will also show up when your page likes, comments, or otherwise interacts anywhere else on the site. Facebook profile photos must be 180 x 180 pixels at least. This will shrink down to 170 x 170 pixels on desktop and 128 x 128 on smartphones.

Facebook Cover Photo

Facebook Screenshot.pngYour agency’s Facebook cover photo is a much bigger canvas for you to design and use something that evokes your agency’s culture, or something you want to draw attention to such as a featured event.

Your cover photo needs to be at least 820 x 312 pixels as Facebook will stretch anything smaller than this size. This will display as 820 x 312 on desktop and 640 x 360 on smartphones.

Of course, you can also choose a video for your Facebook header. Your video should be at least 820 x 312 pixels and between 20 and 90 seconds long. For the best results, choose a video that’s 820 x 456.

Twitter

Twitter Header Image

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Twitter has made some changes in recent months, so it’s important to keep up to date with the latest image header sizes. The largest space you have on your profile is dedicated to the header photo, so you need to use a high-resolution image that’s 1500 x 500 pixels. You have much more room here to show off your brand, so choose something appealing that really embodies the spirit of your recruitment agency.

Twitter Profile Photo

Your agency’s Twitter profile photo is the main image that people will see across the network – it will appear on Twitter timelines next to your Tweets, on your profile page of course, and also in the ‘Who To Follow’ box, accompanied by a link to your page. Therefore, you need to make sure the image is unique and recognisable. Twitter profile photos should be 400 x 400 pixels, but they are cropped to a circle, so ensure the focus of your image is in the centre.

Instagram

Instagram Profile Photo

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Your Instagram profile picture resolution should be 110 x 100 pixels, and it will be cropped into a circle, so try not to cram too much of your agency’s logo into the outer edges, or it will be cut off.

LinkedIn

LinkedIn Company Page Header

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Your ideal LinkedIn header size is 1536 x 768 pixels. LinkedIn automatically adds a slight opacity to the image, so don’t try to cram your header full of marketing messages.

LinkedIn Company Logo

Your company logo on LinkedIn needs to be 300 x 300, and it will appear next to your recruitment agency’s name on your company page. It will also appear in searches, and in suggestions for companies that LinkedIn users may want to follow. This is also the image that will appear next to your recruitment agency’s LinkedIn updates, such as job postings and company news.

Google+

Google+ Profile Image

Your Google+ profile photo for your brand should be 250 x 250 pixels. This image will represent your agency across the entire Google+ network, and it is once again cropped into a circle, so you’ll need to take care not to have important imagery cropped out.

Google+ Header Image

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The header image for your Google+ page should focus on your brand, logo, and key marketing messaging for your recruitment agency. The best size is 1080 x 608 pixels, and it appears very clearly so feel free to insert text onto this header image. Google+ is never going to be a high traffic profile site, but it’s still important to keep your header image on brand.

YouTube

YouTube Profile Image

If you’re already using Google+ or other Google services for your recruitment agency, the good news is you don’t need to worry about your YouTube profile photo. This pulls through automatically from your Google Account and will be the same across all Google services. If this is your only Google Account, then choose a YouTube profile photo that’s 250 x 250 pixels, ensuring nothing important will be missed out by cropping the image into a circle.

YouTube Header Image

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Your YouTube header image is known as ‘Channel Art’, and will display at the top of your YouTube channel. The recommended size is 2560 x 1440 pixels, which gives you a lot of space to play with. YouTube has a handy guide to creating Channel Art if you’re stuck for inspiration.

So, there you have it. The best header sizes for social media platforms for your recruitment agency. Now you have the information you need to go forth and design beautiful images for all your agency’s social media sites.

We’ll keep this blog updated for you when anything changes so keep this page bookmarked to stay on top of your social media images.

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Christine Stark, Digital Marketing ChampionAbout the Author: As our Digital Marketing Champion, Christine handles the Firefish social media and online presence. Having worked in marketing and PR across various sectors, she is now settled into the #lovethefish life, and enjoys caffeine, cosy jumpers, and cocktails.

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