Easy Reference for Social Media Banner Sizes by Kristin Omdahl Yarn

Easy Reference for Social Media Banner Sizes by Kristin Omdahl Yarn

UPDATED 1/21/2021: These dimensions are from 2016 information. They may have changed over the last 5 years. Check with your social media guidelines for up-to-date file dimensions.

I get asked for business advice, in all facets of my industry and business in general, all the time. Recently, I revised my logo. Long story short, the mirrored Ks were pretty, but didn’t really represent my brand as well as say, KO. So after many, many, MANY revisions I came up with a solution I am extremely proud of:

Changing my logo had a snowball effect: every website with any branding whatsoever, needed new banners, profile pictures and/or logos. Every product needs new labeling, every ‘thing’ needs new ‘something’. And what’s the best way to get started? With a list, of course!

I needed to change the banner of both my professional Facebook pages, the banner on Etsy, Amazon, Twitter, YouTube and my website. Then I needed to find the specs for image sizes for all those sites. Wouldn’t it be great if they magically sized themselves? Unfortunately, each one is just different enough that it is better to make them unique. As far as I know, YouTube is the toughest one to design because the area of your banner seen varies greatly from mobile to devices to laptops to TVs, in height AND width!

In the past, I have designed banners with products. But considering all the parameters here, and wanting to look unified, I decided to use a photo I took of the
And from there, I made fresh files in Photoshop with the correct pixel sizes required for each banner. Added this photo as the background, rotated 90 degrees and in mirrored layers so it would take up enough of the canvas size. Then placed my logo on top.

Facebook banner size: 851 pixels x 315 pixels

Facebook banner size: 851 pixels x 315 pixels

Etsy banner size: 760 pixels x 100 pixels

Etsy banner size: 760 pixels x 100 pixels

Twitter banner size: 1500 pixels x 500 pixels

Twitter banner size: 1500 pixels x 500 pixels

Mobile view: 1546 x 423
Devices (ipads, etc): 1855 x 423
Laptops: 2560 x 1440

YouTube: 2650 x 1440

Please bookmark and share so you have these numbers ready when you are updating your social media banners.

If you any questions, please leave a comment below!

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I would love to see your creations. Just as much fun as making these myself is the satisfaction I get from seeing my designs come to life and other crochet fans wearing them too. There are now 2 ways you can share what you have done!

  • Share yours by joining  Create. Share. Inspire on Facebook where you can interact with me as well as many other members who have a love of knitting and crochet just like you! It is a wonderful and safe place to share your photos of finished projects in my knitting or crochet patterns or yarns, and to see what others are making, too.
  • I have recently added a wonderful new interactive section to the website which I invite you to take part in, it has been a smashing success and such fun so far. It is the new “Share a Project” section. You, my creators, can upload images and descriptions of your creations to share with the ever growing community! To upload simply click here. 

Additionally, I host a livestreaming podcast weekday on my YouTube Channel called Create Share Inspire Podcast. You can join the audience and even ask me questions LIVE! I often do a show and tell, or quick demo and I always interact with the live audience. It is a lot of fun!

You can browse through almost 800 previously recorded episodes HERECreate Share Inspire Podcast Playlist . Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel to get reminders when the next episode airs LIVE.

I look forward to seeing what you create!


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