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Social Media Specifications

From Image Dimensions to Character Limits

When you´re starting to build up your online presence it becomes increasingly necessary to create profile images, bios, descriptions and taglines in varied shapes sizes and character counts. To make this process easier we´ve collected all the specifications for common social networking sites´ profile bits together here for your reference.

Last Update: August 5th 2013


Facebook Timeline Specifications

Facebook Timeline Specifications

Content Width: 850 pixels
Banner Image: 850px x 315px
Avatar Image: 125px x 125px
Avatar Icon: 50px x 50px

Content Image Width: 400px
Link Thumbnail Width:  90px



Facebook Page Specifications

Facebook Timeline Brand Page Specifications

Content Width: 850 pixels
Banner Image: 850px x 315px
Avatar Image: 125px x 125px
Avatar Icon: 50px x 50px

Content Image Width: 400px
Link Thumbnail Width:  90px

Banner Area Background Colour: #E7EBF2  (R: 231, G: 235, B: 242)

Image Rules:
Facebook also imposes rules that state: Cover images may not contain:
  • Price or purchase information, such as "40% off" or "Download it at our website"
  • Contact information, such as web address, email, mailing address or other information intended for your Page´s About section
  • References to user interface elements, such as Like or Share, or any other Facebook site features
  • Calls to action, such as "Get it now" or "Tell your friends"



Twitter Specifications

Twitter Specifications

Content Width: 920px (centered)
Header Image: 1252px x 626px (5Mb max)
Background Image: 800Kb max (no known size restriction)
Background Position: Left Aligned

Avatar Icon Large Display: 128px x 128px
Avatar Icon Small Display: 48px x 48px
*Animated GIFs accepted for Avatar image

Image Thumbnail Display (right): 83px x 83px
Image Thumbnail Display (gallery): 150px x 150px

Name Limit: 20chars
Bio Limit: 160chars
Tweet Limit: 140chars


Google + Specifications

Google + Specifications

Content Width: 500px

Profile Banner Image (scaled): 2120px x 1192px (scaled)
Profile Image Micro Display: 32px x 32px
Profile Image Small Display: 48px x 48px
Profile Image Large Display: 250px x 250px

Inline Image max width: 401px
Link Thumbnail Image max width: 160px
Link Thumbnail Image max height: 120px


YouTube Channel Specifications

YouTube Channel Specifications

Content Width: 960px (centered)
Background Image: 2560 X 1440 px (with prime content centered to a 1546x423px area)
Background Position: Centered

Avatar Icon Large Display: 88px x 88px
Avatar Icon Small Display: 36px x 36px



Foursquare Business Page Specifications

Foursquare Business Page Specifications

Content Width: 960px (centered)

Banner Image: 860px x 130px (250Kb max)
Avatar Icon Large Display: 110px x 110px
Avatar Icon Medium Display: 96px x 96px (scaled)
Avatar Icon Small Display: 48px x 48px (scaled)

Description: 1000 chars max





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