Instagram Images, Videos, and Stories Size Guide & Infographics — 2022 Update

Clara Alex
4 min readJun 14, 2022


Instagram media dimensions change all the time. Below are the latest Instagram image, videos, and stories dimensions, as of 2022.

Instagram Image Sizes

Before we begin, here’s something to keep in mind when making a photo and uploading it on Instagram: aspect ratio.

Aspect ratio is a metric that relates to the size of a video or image on a screen. Aspect ratios are displayed as width and height numbers. For instance, an aspect ratio of 1:1 is used to describe a square.

Square image on Instagram

Instagram supports and displays many different image aspect ratios and dimensions, making it quite tricky to always be in the loop.

Follow these guidelines to make sure your image content looks at its best on Instagram.

Instagram Profile Photo Dimensions

320 x 320 pixels

Instagram profile photos are 110 x 100 pixels, but the platform stores these images at 320 x 320 pixels, so you should upload an image at least this large.

Tip: Instagram profile photos are circles, so make sure all the elements you want to show are centred; otherwise, they’ll be cropped out.

Instagram Feed Photos Dimensions

  • Landscape: 1080 x 566 pixels, aspect ratio 1.91:1
  • Portrait: 1080 x 1350 pixels, aspect ratio 4:5
  • Square: 1080 x 1080 pixels, aspect ratio 1:1

Instagram carousel image sizes are the same as regular feed images:

  • Landscape: 1080 x 566 pixels, aspect ratio 1.91:1
  • Portrait: 1080 x 1350 pixels, aspect ratio 4:5
  • Square: 1080 x 1080 pixels, aspect ratio 1:1

Best Practices

  • If you want your images to look appealing on Instagram, upload a 1080 pixels wide image.
  • If you upload an image with a resolution lower than 320 pixels, Instagram will size it up to 320 pixels.
  • If you share an Instagram image larger than 1080 pixels, Instagram will size it down to 1080 pixels.
  • If you share a photo 320 to 1080px wide and aspect ratio between 1.91.1 and 4:5, Instagram won’t change its original resolution.
  • If you upload an Instagram image with a different ratio, the platform will automatically crop it.

Instagram Stories Size

1080 x 1920 pixels

The preferred aspect ratio is 9:16.

If you don’t use this ratio, the story might look cropped out, zoomed, or with wide areas of the screen blank.

Instagram Ads Image Sizes

  • Landscape: 1080 x 566 pixels
  • Square: 1080 x 1080 pixels
  • Minimum width: 320 pixels
  • Maximum width: 1080 pixels
  • Supported aspect ratios: Anywhere between 1.91:1 and 4:5

Image sizes for Instagram Stories ads

1080 x 1920 pixels

Instagram recommends leaving roughly ‘14% of the top and bottom of the image free from text and logos’ to prevent them from being covered.

Starting September 2020, Facebook and Instagram ads are no longer penalised if more than 20% of the ad space is text.

Instagram Video Size

Feed Video Dimensions

The most common form of video you see on Instagram is Feed videos. There are 15-second to 1-minute long clips you can find in your feeds with two formats of such videos supported by Instagram — portrait and landscape.

Recommended dimensions:

  • Aspect ratio of 1.91:1 with dimensions 1080 x 608px
  • Aspect ratio of 4:5 with dimensions 1080 x 1350px

Instagram Reels Dimensions

1080 x 1920 pixels

  • Aspect ratio of 9:16.
  • Cover photo: 1080 x 1920 pixels

Remember that Reels are cropped to a 1:1 image in your profile feed and a 4:5 image in the home feed.

IGTV Dimensions

1080 x 1920 pixels

  • Ideal aspect ratio is 9:16

10-minute long and shorter IGTV videos can’t exceed 650MB in size. The maximum file size of hour-long videos is 3.6GB.

Instagram Video Specs

Keep the following video tech specifications in mind to get the most out of Instagram videos. The width and height below are minimum requirements.

  • File type: MP4 or MOV
  • H.264 codec
  • AAC audio
  • 3500 kbps bitrate
  • File size is generally capped at 4GB
  • Frame rate of 30 fps (frames per second)
  • Video can be a maximum of 60 seconds
  • Maximum video width is 1080px wide
  • Best video height is 920 pixels tall

Post Instagram Images and Stories with Combin Scheduler

You can post Instagram feed photos and stories with Combin Scheduler. To do so, install the application on your desktop and launch it. Then, drag and drop an image to post it as a feed post or a story.

Add hashtags, location, caption, add a link in bio, and publish it. The post or a story will appear on your Instagram page just at the time you set it up. Our scheduling tools allows you to edit the images’ dimensions and aspect ratio just within the app, and armed with this guide, it’s no longer that tricky.



Clara Alex

Managing Editor at Kill the DJ. Content strategist in audio tech companies. Write about music, AI in audio, podcasting, and all things audio.