As you know, each social media platform uses different image sizes.  Here is a great infographic that I found from Dustin Stout about “The 4 Sizes you Should Know“.

Instagram now has 3 image sizes:

  1. Square – shown at a maximum of 600x600 pixels – Instagram will store a version as large as 1080x1080 pixels minimum
  2. Landscape (horizontal) – 1920x1080 pixels but is displayed at 600x337 – Instagram does store a version that is 1080x607
  3. Portrait (vertical) – display at a maximum of 480x600 pixels – Instagram is storing these images at a maximum of 1080x1350

Dustin has also created templates that you can download for FREE.

Let’s not forget about Instagram Stories.  Dustin’s advice is to take a landscape 16:9 ratio or 1080x1920 pixels.

Instagram Images Sizes
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What are your thoughts about the new sizes? Will you start taking different photos now? Comment below!

In my next blog post, I am going to talk about how social media has changed.

Until then, Keep Calm & Love Social Media!

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