Instagram Profile Picture Tips & Ideas

Instagram Profile Picture Tips & Ideas

instagram profile picture


Instagram is taking the world by storm, so everyone wants to get some  Instagram profile picture tips. Regardless of if you’re a business owner, a promoter or if you are the product yourself. If you want to make it in the new world, you have to be on Instagram and you have to get attention to have followers. Why? Because Instagram has over 500 million daily users. That’s a lot of people!

In this article, we will be talking about the most important thing about Instagram and gaining followers. Profile pictures. Because yes, people do judge a book by its cover. And we all do it. First impressions happen in the first 3 seconds of someone seeing you. They are the most important thing on people liking you or your product. Let’s let into it.

Instagram Profile Picture Tips:

Show Your Face

Unless you’re doing a full business account, try to show your face. People are creatures of empathy. For people to like you or like what you do, they need to see you first.

Profile Picture Size

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Instagram’s profile picture sizes are small. It’s 110×110 pixels. Its’ photo thumbnails are 161×161. Application photo size is:
1080×1080. So your profile picture shouldn’t be overly high definition. If it is, you have to crop it yourself first. Because if you don’t, Instagram will. And believe me, it’ll look much better if you crop it. It’s all aesthetics. It also crops the pictures into a circle, so keep that in mind.

Importance of a good background & soft light

The background in your profile picture matters more than you think. You have to choose colors that match, or at least a single color in the background. Also, try not to use flash much, try to avoid all white and/or harsh lights. You’d like to have a softer, warmer profile picture. The warmer your Instagram profile picture looks, the more followers you will get.

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No Selfies

Even though some selfies are fun and nice, try to avoid making a selfie your profile picture if you want to look professional. Your phone’s front camera may distort how your face looks and end up making you look worse. You don’t want that. Ask for someone to take a picture of you instead.

Have a general theme and a fitting profile picture

As I mentioned Instagram is big on aesthetics. Look at these two profiles, you’ll be seeing some patterns.

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Notice how they have a certain aesthetic and their profile pictures also match that.

Wear fashionable well-fitting clothes

This advice goes for all areas of life, but at least in your profile picture, wear fashionable well-fitting clothes. This helps greatly on making you more professional.

Show your values or what your product is

The best way to make people understand you is to basically just show them. Show them your product in your picture, behind or next to you. If you’re not a business account, just show them what you care about. Can be anything you hold dear. They’ll appreciate sincerity.


Here we are at the end of this article. I hope this helped you in any way that’s possible, or at least put a smile on your face.



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Social Media Specialist D. Batuhan Kurtçu

I, Doğukan Batuhan Kurtçu was born in 1997 at a metropolis of Turkey named Izmir. Computer literacy and social media networks were always attracting me. When I first got introduced to Facebook, I knew it was game-changing. Not just for me but it was game-changing for human communication and soci...

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