How to Optimize Your Profile Photos Across Social Media

Social networking Media is becoming the identity of peoples, many people’s are addicted to social networking media like Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube. Everyone wants to look perfect on their Social media profile. Your profile photos is an create first impression to anyone who are viewing your profile. Here are some inside tips and tricks which help you optimize your social media profile photos’ presence on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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Facebook Social Media

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The social media profile picture is the display almost everywhere on your home page, comments and shared status. You have to choose your best profile picture and cover photo together. It displays 23 pixels from the left side and 210 pixels from the top of your cover image. Facebook suggests using PNG format if your image is a logo or text based.

Facebook social media profile photos displayed at 160 x 160 pixels, and for uploading to Facebook it requires minimum pixel size is 180 x180 pixels. So it’s better to upload photos in respective dimension ratio. It avoids improper cropping of your image, photo after upload it.

Cover photos minimum size is 399 x 150 pixels for upload it and then stretched and shows in at 851 x 315 pixels. So upload image in proper dimensions and ratio otherwise it looks unpleasant after stretching to 851 x 315 pixels.

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Google+ Social Media

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Google+ social media displays profile photo in round format and different in size, an avatar it displayed 120 x120 pixels, on shared post it displayed 48 x 48 pixels and on comments it displayed even smaller 28 x 28 pixel. You have to care full while selecting a Google+ profile photo, you should have select photo which works well in round format

The Google+ cover, or feature photo, is more uneven resizes and displayed according to your screen area. One thing to remember there is only a small area of the your cover photo will be seen on your profile, unless someone scroll up whole image will not display. The minimum size is 480 x 270 pixels, and the recommended size is 960 x 540 pixels. You can choose image with 2120 x 1192 pixels which look good on large retina display.

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YouTube Social Media

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YouTube, social media linked identity with Google+ pages, therefore YouTube channel icon or avatar is displayed Google+ profile photo.

YouTube offers detailed information on how to optimize your other channels, including new downloadable templates.

YouTube recommends to use 2560 x 1440 pixel image, including a safe area for better result. The minimum size for channel is 1546 x423 pixels. Same as like Google+, YouTube cover photo, or “channel art” as YouTube calls, it is resized according to your screen size on which you’re viewing a video.

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LinkedIn Social Media

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LinkedIn social media is a professional social networking site; they have some official guidelines for the profile picture. The site states that “a photo can be removed by LinkedIn if your profile image is not your likeness or a headshot photo,” so it’s better to stick and follow the basics.

The LinkedIn Profile picture allows max 4MB of picture size. The default profile page picture size is 200 x 200 pixels in square and support JPG, GIF or PNG format. Users can click to enlarge the image up to 450 x 450 pixels.

In company pages, the standard company logo displayed on LinkedIn pages. Default logo size displayed is 100 x 60 pixels, and the square logo is 50 by 50 pixels. Minimum 646 x 220 pixels size is defined for home page cover photo.

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Twitter Social Media

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Twitter social media displays profile photos in the square and in very small size; therefore upload your photo in appropriate ration and dimensions. It allows up to 2 MB file size of your image and displays only 73 x73 pixels on your profile page and very small 48 x 48 pixels in tweets and activities.

Twitter header photo upload limit is up to 5MB in size. The recommended dimension ratios for header images are 1252 x 626 pixels. Be careful while choosing your Header image (Background color). Twitter account name, bio, handle, location and URL all this information appear over your header image. So choose photo which will go with the text and not text should not be invisible over it.

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