As of this writing, Instagram recommends specific image dimensions for posts to ensure optimal display on the platform. The recommended image size for regular Instagram posts is 1080 pixels by 1080 pixels (1:1 aspect ratio).
However, Instagram supports other aspect ratios as well, allowing you to post images in portrait or landscape orientations. Here are the recommended dimensions for different types of Instagram posts:
- Square Posts: 1080 pixels by 1080 pixels (1:1 aspect ratio)
- Vertical (Portrait) Posts: 1080 pixels by 1350 pixels (4:5 aspect ratio)
- Horizontal (Landscape) Posts: 1080 pixels by 608 pixels (16:9 aspect ratio)
Instagram automatically resizes and adjusts images to fit within the feed, but using the recommended dimensions can help ensure that your posts appear sharp and well-optimized. It’s worth noting that Instagram may continue to update its guidelines and image dimensions, so it’s always a good idea to check the official Instagram resources or the app itself for the most up-to-date recommendations.