Have you tried adding a photo or graphic to a new Google My Business post and important parts of your image were cropped out? Google tells you to upload square images, but if you’re like me, you prefer to upload the right size without parts of your image getting cropped out.
If trying to figure out proper post image sizes is making you nuts, I created a handy reference of Google My Business Post image guidelines (as of April 2021).
Google My Business post image sizes
When posting from your Google My Business dashboard, the best image size for a Google Profile post has a 4:3 image ratio.
In the dimensions below, the first number is the width and the second number is the height. (All measurements are in pixels, not inches.)
- Default Size – 720 x 540
- Maximum Size – 2120 x 1192
- Minimum Size – 480 x 270
- Aspect Ratio – 4:3
The image aspect ratio of 4:3 is similar to your old computer monitor. Remember that beige 800 x 600 you had? How about the dimensions of an old analog TV? That aspect ratio is 4:3 and images with that size aspect will display best in your post.
If you upload an image in a different size, always remember to center the subject of your image vertically and horizontally. That way the important stuff won’t get cropped out when you upload to Google.
File sizes and types for Google My Business posts
- Minimum File Size – 10kb
- Maximum File Size – 5mb
- File Type – JPG, PNG, BMP
You can upload images with aspect ratios that are different than the recommended 4:3, but your image will get revised by Google.
- If you upload a square image, you can work with the crop tool but the results may not be ideal.
- It you upload a wide image, the empty space at the top and bottom will be filled with black bars.
Remember, these dimensions are for Google My Business POST images (April 2021). Google does like to experiment with new layouts so these guidelines might change again.
I hope you found this image guide helpful. Have fun posting!