Image and Video Posting Restrictions

When posting attachments to any social media platforms via their API (how third-party platforms like Sendible integrate to social sites) you’ll find that there’s restrictions in place which will cause your posts to bounce if you exceed these requirements.

This is not the case when logging in and posting directly to your social media accounts, however, all social media platforms apply restrictions for users posting via their API, and these restrictions differ from channel to channel.

This article will outline all the restrictions and you can jump to the social site you need by clicking on the social site on the right of this article.

  

   Twitter-icon.png  Twitter

Images

  • Up to 5 MB
  • Gif images are also supported
  • Post photo/in-stream photo: 7000 x 7000 pixels or smaller 

Videos

  • No larger than 15 MB
  • Videos larger than 7 MB will appear as a link preview with a link to the videos location on the Amazon server
  • Videos smaller than 7 MB will appear normally with autoplay
  • Adding a YouTube link will post as a link preview which will only play once it’s clicked on.

 

   92757_like_606x606.png  Facebook

Images

  • Up to 4 MB
  • Gif images are not supported
  • Profile picture: 180 x 180 pixels
  • Cover photo: 851 x 315 pixels (maximum file size of 100 KB)
  • Desktop newsfeed: 1200 x 630 pixels

Videos

  • No larger than 250 MB
  • Up to 59 minutes in length
  • Adding a YouTube link will post as a link preview which when clicked on, will open YouTube in a new tab to play the video. 


   640425_media_512x512.png  Google+

Images

  • Up to 5 MB
  • Gif images are not supported
  • Profile image: 250 x 250 pixels
  • Cover picture: 1080 x 608 pixels
  • Post image: minimum width 497 pixels (images are always scaled down to this size)

Videos

  • Up to 100 MB (will be added as a link to the video location outside Google)
  • Adding a YouTube link will post as a link preview which will include the cover image of the YouTube video, and a the URL of the video, which when clicked on will open YouTube in a new tab to play the video.

 

   color.png  Instagram 

Instagram Business Profiles

Images

  • Up to 8 MB
  • Gif images are not supported
  • Square - 1:1 aspect ratio
  • Portrait images - 4:5 aspect ratio
  • Landscape images - Max 1.91:1
  • Story images - 16:9 aspect ratio
Important Note:
Instagram doesn't allow videos and multiple images to be posted via Instagram Business Profiles

 

Instagram Post

 Images

  • JPEG, GIF, or PNG
  • Aspect ratio between 1.91:1 and 4:5 (Images with a taller or shorter aspect ratio will be cropped)
  • Minimum resolution is 320 x 566 (Smaller images will be scaled up to fit this resolution)
  • Maximum resolution is 1920 x 1350 (Larger images will be scaled down to fit this resolution)

Videos  

  • Up to 50 MB (Recommended)
  • No shorter than 3 seconds
  • No longer than 60 seconds
  • Minimum dimensions: 640 x 640
  • MKV, MP4 
Please Note:
Instagram doesn't allow videos or multiple images to be posted through their Instagram Business API, so you'll need to do so using push notifications, as shown here.

 

   92756_play_607x607.png  YouTube 

Videos

  • No longer than 59 minutes
  • Channel icon: 800 x 800 pixels (this will get rendered to 98 x 98 pixels)
  • Video thumbnail: 1280 x 760 pixels
  • Channel art: 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • (Make sure you check the template as cropping varies widely from TV to mobile to desktop)
Important Note:
Images are not allowed

 

   888033_logo_512x512.png  LinkedIn

Images

  • Up to 5 MB
  • Gif images are not supported
  • Images for posts: 7600 x 7000 pixels
Important Note:
LinkedIn doesn't allow posting multiple images through their API.
Please Note:
Images that are posted to LinkedIn will be displayed in the home feed with the standard 1.91:12 aspect ratio. So if the image posted is wider or taller than this aspect ratio, it will appear cropped to fit this standard shape, but will display normally when opened.

 

Videos

  • Any videos uploaded will display as a link, which when clicked on will open in a new tab outside of LinkedIn
  • YouTube links will display normally and will autoplay

 

   109358_network_512x512.png  Tumblr

Images

  • Up to 5 MB
  • Gif images are also supported

Videos

  • Any video files uploaded will appear as an image which when clicked on, will open in a new page to play the video

 

  logo_google_my_business_color_2x_web_64dp.png  Google My Business

Images

  • Only images with a 16:9 aspect ratio are allowed
  • Minimum size - 480 x 270
  • Maximum size - 2120 x 1192
Important Note:
Videos are not allowed

 

   images.png  Wordpress

Images

  • Up to 5 MB
Important Note:
Videos are not allowed

 

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