Personal Branding: A Beginner’s Guide to Social Media Profile Pictures

It is impossible to deny the tremendous impact that social media has on us. Its vice-like grip on our daily lives can be proven by the recent statistics of Kepios, stating a total of 4.7 billion social media users is present by July 2022 – this equates to over 59% of the global population, with 15 new users signing up every second. 

As social media took the world by storm, online presence has never been more important. Personal branding is key to new opportunities, connections and much more. Hence, elevate your personal brand now with Pixlr! With just one click, you can polish up your profile picture, be it for personal or professional settings. 

The Importance of Personal Branding

One universally-acknowledged rule of social media is how first impressions matters the most. It only takes a few seconds for people to decide whether the profile they are browsing is worth their time or not. The question is, how can you keep them intrigued with such a short amount of time span? 

The answer is of course, with a stunning profile picture. A good profile picture plays a huge role for both personal and business use. It is important to keep your target audience in mind. When it comes to personal branding, who do you want to appeal to? How can you package your profile in such a way that relates to your target audience?

Whereas for professional settings, think about the companies that you want to attract, the roles you aim for. How can you convey these elements into your profile picture? How can you catch the recruiter’s eye? Don’t be afraid to showcase a sliver of your personality too, it is important to stand out among the other job seekers. 

Profile Picture Sizes for Most Used Social Media Platforms

With Pixlr’s Photomash, you can find the perfect template to create profile pictures fit for any kind of social media platform. The ratio options are endless, and it is guaranteed that they would fit your desired social media flawlessly.

  • Facebook

On Pixlr, users can enjoy a wide variety of Facebook profile picture templates that can suit both their personal and professional pages. It is not limited to static images (such as JPG or PNG), for Pixlr even provides the option of a 7-second animated profile picture that will be looped to be featured as a GIF. However, keep in mind that this option is only available in Facebook’s mobile app.

  • Instagram

With Instagram, it is all about jumping on the bandwagon. Using Pixlr’s templates, you’ll have no trouble keeping up with the ever-changing trend, while at the same time still showcasing your personal brand.

  • Twitter

Same goes with Twitter, rest assured that the ratio Pixlr’s templates will perfectly fit. What’s more, the GIF option is available too, making it possible for you to have an animated profile picture on Twitter.

  • LinkedIn
As for Linkedin’s profile picture, the options available on Pixlr are simply endless. The designs are suitable for both personal and company pages as the intuitive platform strives to cater to your every demand. Additionally, it also comes in JPG, PNG and GIF.
  • YouTube
Often overlooked, YouTube channels can also play a part in elevating your brand, be it personally or professionally. Many companies have started to prioritize churning their content on YouTube too. To grasp your target audience’s attention, be sure to use Pixlr’s array of choices, available in JPG, GIF, BIMP and PNG.
  • TikTok

Being one of the most fast-growing social media platforms, TikTok’s surge of popularity has got it predicted to be the next search engine. The algorithm is especially welcoming for new businesses and SMEs, making them easier to trend as their brand can go viral overnight. For this sole fact, you have to come onto the platform armed with the best profile picture.

How To Create Professional Profile Pictures With Pixlr

Create with Pixlr

If you’d like to see just how creative you can get with your profile pictures, head over to Pixlr’s Photomash now! It is a professional one-click photo studio built right into your browser. With the various backgrounds and styles, you will never run out of options.

Create with Pixlr

Powered with AI, you can simply choose the design you prefer and upload your own picture to replace the one in the template instantly. Pixlr will take care of the rest, including removing backgrounds from your photos and providing you the options to customize your silhouette, graphics, and texts. If you’d like to sign up, check our pricing page for more information. 

Create your Profile Picture with Pixlr, today!