What Size Images do Google+ Pages Allow?

Filed under: Internet Marketing,Social Media — Amy Kilgour

In case you missed it, we jumped on the Google+ Company and Brand Page bandwagon last week.

One issue I ran into while setting it up the Ecreativeworks Google+ Page was the fact that there was hardly any information available telling me what the profile image size could be. I figured the fact that this information wasn’t easily available would make it a perfect blog post. As a sidenote,  Google+ profile picture and scrapbook picture specs are the same as Google+ Business and Brand Page specs.

It took some trial and error and some Googling to discover that the ideal Google+ Page profile image resolution has a Maximum Width of 202px &  Maximum Height of 192px. My Googling also brought to light that I certainly wasn’t the only person frustrated with this. I’m surprised why Google+ wouldn’t include this in an FAQ or integrate this information into their photo upload tool.

Google+ allows  scrapbook photo sizes of Maximum Width of 126px & Maximum Height of126px. What are scrapbook photos? you ask?  Scrapbook photos are much like Facebook’s “featured 5” images that appear on the top of your profile just above your Google+ profile name or Google+ Page Business or Brand name.

The nice thing about Google+ images, is that you don’t have to be a designer or a Photoshop master in order to add some neat effects, crop or resize your image as Google+ sports an integrated editing suite.

Have you set up your Google+ Company or Brand Page yet? If so, you should head over to Ecreativeworks’ Google+ Page and follow our page!

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7 Comments | Leave a comment

  • Thank you for offering this very valuable information on Google+ image size — as you said there is no guidelines for it and Google+ guidebooks offer nothing.
    I’ve been so very frustrated — and your blog helped save the day.
    A big bow to you for figuring this out and more importantly for sharing.

    Comment by Jackie

  • I am setting up a Google+ business page and no matter what PX size I use – the 202×192 or 126×126 the photo is not properly displayed. Can you direct me? Thank you

    Comment by Ruth

  • When you upload a profile picture, the next page right after you upload will be a cropping screen. It will show your image with a light blue box overlaying it that you can position to crop. This crop box can be resized! Just click on a corner of the box and expand it to include all of your image (the box will always be square, fyi, so you’ll need something like 192x192px)

    Comment by Brian

  • Didn’t work for me. It’s terrible! Why Google make everything so complicated? Thanks for an info anyway.

    Comment by Alena

  • Thanks for the answers. Save me time …

    Comment by Jim

  • Thanks so much!
    I so don’t get why social networking sites don’t put this information somewhere obvious, easily found or, in Google+ case, AT ALL. Do they want a site full of pixelated blurry images??
    Weird.

    Comment by Confused

  • I’m assuming this is the case for images for the new Google+ Local pages as well. Here goes a trial run…

    Comment by Vladdy

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