Ranked second in the top most popular social networks with 1.5 billion users, YouTube is a visual platform containing a giant source for entertainment and education. People share everything on YouTube, from daily life videos to tutorials or branding videos. Just need to have ready-to-share videos, you can create your own YouTube channel and start sharing your videos for everyone. However, to get more viewers, besides creating interesting videos, your channel’s appearance should be taken into consideration and YouTube profile picture is one of that.
In this article, you will learn what the best YouTube profile picture size is. From that, you will know how to optimize your own YouTube channel and grow your channel better.
What is YouTube Profile Picture?
YouTube Profile Picture is the small image appearing next to your channel’s name under your videos. It is also named as “YouTube Icon” or “YouTube Avatar”. Many people may get confused between YouTube Profile picture and YouTube banner which plays the role as a cover image of YouTube channel like Facebook cover photo.
YouTube banner (or YouTube channel art) is also very important in optimizing your channel. Read more about Youtube banner size.
What is the best YouTube Profile Picture Size 2019?
The best YouTube Profile Picture size is 800 x 800 px.
Let’s take a look at some of YouTube Profile pictures on YouTube
As you can see on the above image, all the YouTube avatars appear in form of a circle. So what you need for your YouTube Profile picture is an 800-pixel circle icon.
How can you choose the right image for an 800-pixel circle icon?
Here are some tips for you:
- Use images which don’t contain any elements of your channel icon in the four corners of that 800 x 800 square.
- Use Canva or other other free online YouTube profile picture maker to create the frame for your picture in case you not sure about the dimension.
After having understanding about the dimension of the icon, it is time to think about what should put inside the profile icon.
Tips to make a YouTube Profile Picture
1. Use simple YouTube Channel Profile Pictures
800-pixel circle icon doesn’t leave you with more space, especially when viewing it on mobile devices. Therefore, long texts or detail images are not recommended to add into your YouTube Avatar. Here are the proofs:
Look at this screenshot, Can you read all the words of the first and the last icons?
Long lines of text will make viewers hard to remember your channel even can not understand it. Therefore, when it comes to create YouTube icon, try to simplify it.
Nifty Interio uses very simple but creative YouTube avatar but best match with the size.
2. Create YouTube Profile Picture consistent with other social channels.
Keeping consistent between your Profile pictures of different social will help to enhance your brand recognition and reliability for new users.
For example, Food Insider does this. Here is their profile picture for YouTube:
Here is what on their Instagram:
Profile for Facebook:
Using the same profile pictures for social media accounts also helps it easier for users to find your brand on multiple platforms.
3. Personalize your profile picture
It is quite popular to see YouTuber use their head shots or portraits as their profile icons. It is mostly running on individual brand and especially the beauty YouTubers who want to show their skills through their appearance.
Personalizing your profile pictures will create a closer feeling for viewers as well as recognize you easier once they see you somewhere.
4. Partnership your picture profile with your channel art
Having your Youtube avatar go hand-in-hand with your Youtube banner will create a cohesive look for your channel. No need to exactly the same because your avatar doesn’t have enough space. Some of the element such as colors, tone, and any emotional elements are coordinated between them is great.
Copu Pasta practices it well by using the same icon of a bowl of pasta on YouTube banner and YouTube profile picture, which makes it become more connected.
Your YouTube profile picture is meant to be important as your video content. Without viewing your videos, profile pictures are the first impression of viewers on your channels. Seriously consider the picture profile content and size is as essential as create a video. Hope this article is useful for you in creating the best YouTube Profile pictures.
Readmore: Youtube Thumbnail Size & Practice.