Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google + profile image specs

This could be the most frustrating time to set up social media accounts – Twitter is mid changeover to a new look, Facebook’s Timeline is ready to drop for brands any day now, YouTube just had a refresh and Google+ is new on the scene. So if you’re looking for profile image specs or background specs for Twitter, Facebook, YouTube or Google+, here’s your one stop shop!


Profile image: 540 x 180            Thumbnail: 200 wide (allow 12 for border)

Profile stream: 97 x 68 (5 images required)

Landing tab image: 800 x 500

UPDATE: The new Timeline cover photo specs have been released by Facebook. 

Cover images must be at least 399 pixels wide and 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”
DreamGrow.com have put together a great cheat sheet for Timeline [pdf].
Updated: DreamGrow.com have made an even prettier version here


Profile image: 128 x 128 (scaled down to 48 x 48 in stream)

Larger than 48k but no more than 700k

Background: 1280 width, 66 – 194 for the left hand side of the background [Twitter fixed width of 865px]

Smaller than 800k, left aligned

Hat tip to Banyan Branch for some of these details

NB: Twitter will be changing from the existing standard profile page layout to a new enhanced layout soon. Artwork will need to be changed then. Confirmed specs for this layout are:

Profile image: 835 x 90 header image



Channel background: 1500px and 2000px wide, 1200px and 2500px tall

Smaller than 256k



Profile image: 192 x 202

Scrapbook stream: 126 x 126 (5 images required)


~ by mandi bateson on January 23, 2012.

3 Responses to “Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google + profile image specs”

  1. Great post Mandy – I can’t believe how often these specs change!

  2. Oh my gosh, thank you so much for this. Bookmarking. Sharing.

  3. […] Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google + profile image specs. […]

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