Social media is an essential part of any website and it’s unthinkable not to have the advantage of ‘social proof’. For bloggers, it’s almost impossible to increase the viewership of your website/blog without proper social media linkage through an attractive social media icon set.
The biggest hurdle for most website owners today is to attract the attention of viewers to their platform and keep them locked. Social media icons normally go to the sidebar, top header, or footer section of a website where they are easily noticed.
It goes without saying, if you are out to grab the attention of onlooker then your social media icons should be enticing, fulfilling, and pleasing to the eye. Social media icons are your convenient way of tackling this contemporary problem.
Social media icons ought to be conspicuous and standing out. As a graphic designer, it’s important that your social media icons are popping and visible so that they are not absorbed into the theme of the website.
Though social media icons are the nitty-gritties of a website, it’s still important that they are made aptly. In this guide, we will go over 50 high-quality social media icon sets that you can use for your website or blog at absolutely no cost.
1. Creative Social Media Icons
This icon set has 40 icons with three different styles of each. On this set, you will social media icons for popular platforms such as Github, Paypal, Evernote, Envato, Behance, Soundcloud, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, WordPress and many others. These can be used for sketch and Adobe Illustrator as well.
2. Simple Line Icons (Font Icons)
Created by Ahman Firoz, Simple Line Icons is a clean set of social media icons that is made as a font style. They are best suited for website or blogs, which use dynamically scaled icons that look sharp and non-pixelated.
3. Free Flat Icons (Sketch & Illustrator)
Authored by Alexis Doreau these 50 awesome Free Flat Icons feature the more contemporary Sketch, Photoshop, Whatsapp, Snapchat, Feedly, Slack, Medium and many others. The author also made some time to include the traditional Skype, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and many more.
Created by Alexander Kahlkopf, iconmonstr is continuously growing set of social media icons. The set is free to download and use commercially. The German designer has over 15 years experienced and definitely took his time to create this set of 4000+ icons and an additional 300+ collections that have customizable colours and sizing options to match your website.
5. Social Media Long Shadow Icon Set
Long Shadow Icon set is a trendy collection of icons that comes with an Adobe Illustrator file allowing you to resize the icons if need be. The set was designed by Vecteezy which is a site offering users the ability to browse and download vector art for free.
6. Simple Flat Social Media Icons
The simple flat social media icon pack features 20 simple and flat icons that measure 114 by 114 in dimension. Graphic designers and web developers will love that it comes with a PSD file giving you the authority to resize, edit, and fit into any platform; phone or PC.
7. Flat Social Icons
This set of social media icons is not as many when it comes to the variety of social media sites but it makes up for this with an impressive six different variations for each icon.
What’s more, the fact that this icon pack is set to work with sketch adobe illustrator, and *.svg file format also adds to its uniqueness and versatility. The flat social icons set is ideal if you are looking for a single set that can be used across multiple platforms and with various tools.
8. Outline Social Icons
Like their name suggests, these icons are all about a minimalistic outline social icons. These icons can be used for websites, landing pages graphic designs as well as print. In addition, the downloadable archive contains PSD and Adobe Illustrator file and a JPG preview that allow you to manipulate them as you wish.
9. iOS Style Social Media Icons
This is an awesome minimalistic social media icons set that mimics Apples iOS theme. Created by Roberts Ozolins, this iOS styled icon pack features 24 awesome icons.
10. New Social Media Icon Set
The new social media icon st is equipped with 25 scalable vectors that have semitransparent shadows and can be used on various coloured backgrounds. The archive contains original AI and EPS files that give you complete control over them. The icons are available for both personal and commercial use.
11. Lifetime Social Network Icons
Lifetime social network icons are an animated set of icons. There are 27 social networks included including the usual Google+, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. This icon packs contain the images in six different sizes and 3 mouse-over states. You also get 2 graphic formats (PNG and PSD) to work with.
12. Clean Black And White Social Media Icons Set
Designed to benefit minimalistic themes, this iconic icon set is clean, black and white, and straight to the point. The pack has a very consistent monochrome touch across all icons. The author has made the pack free for commercial as well as personal use.
13. Candy Social Media Icons
Candy social media icons pack the favourite Facebook, YouTube, Google+ etc. The icons have been specifically designed to match a candy pop and colours to match the social media platform.
14. Simple Mini Black Social Media Icons
This simple mini black social media icon pack includes 12 icons. The icons are best designed to be used within a mobile interface design.
15. A Simple Subtle Red Grunge Social Media Icons
This simple reddish iconic packed would be ideal for a website with a similar themed colour. The icons are good for use for commercial and non-commercial use.
16. Free Mini Simple Social Media Icons
A Free Mini Simple Social Media Icons is a colourful pack that is ideal for minimalistic web designs. Each icon in the pack measures 64 by 64 pixels.
17. IC Circle Social Icon Set
IC Circle Social Icon Set is a unique pack of icons containing 12 different icons and two alternative styles to adorn them. One of the icons is in colour while the other is in grayscale as shown in the preview above.
Icons included include Facebook, Vimeo, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, and Google+ etc. The icon dimensions are 48 by 48 pixels and are available in JPG, PNG and PSD formats. This makes the set fully customizable.
18. Google+ Icon Set (PSD)
If you are a heavy investor in the Google+ ecosystem then this icon set will serve you best. The pack comes with 10 icons and an original PSD file measuring 64 by 64 pixels. It comes in two formats JPG and PNG.
19. Crisp: Free Round Social Icon Set
The Crisp Icon set contains 25 professionally designed round icons for websites and blogs. The author also had time to include miscellaneous icons such as RSS feeds, mail, and apple that you can use to complete the sharing section of your website.
20. Slick but Clean Free Social Media Icons
Slick but clean social media icons are a clean colourful pack of icons that measure 128 pixels on both sides and are perfect for web design. There are 12 total icons for the various social media platforms and all are available for commercial and non-commercial use.
21. Social Media Bookmarking Icon Set
Social media bookmarking icon set consists of 38 icons of popular networks. The icon pack has high-quality icons that are available in PNG format. These are available in two dimensions 64×64 and 32×32.
22. Socializic, free detailed social media icons
Socializic social media icon is an irresistible icon pack that measures 128 by 128 pixels. The icons represent a realistic look of the actual images in 3D giving them an appealing appearance.
23. Set of Social Icons “Takeout Coffee Cup”
These are an amazing set of icons designed in the look of a takeout coffee cup. The pack comes with 10 icons available in PNG format. Popular networks are supported including dribble, dig, Yahoo, Flickr, RSS, and Google+. They come in five different sizes to suit any kind of blog or website you may have in mind.
24. Large Glossy Social Media Icons
The large Glossy icon set just like its name suggests is glossy and comes in a large resolution of 256 by 256 pixels. The icons come in 12 and can be used for personal as well as commercial projects. The author made them huge, as there are not many large icons packs available. These can also be downsized to a preferred size if they seem to be huge for your blog.
25. Simple Social Icons
This simple social icons pack is a set of orange glossy icons that come in four sizes. The set has 20 icons in the dimensions of 256, 128, 64, and 32 square pixels. All of these are in PNG format meaning they do not give you room for maneuverability.
26. Somacro: 27 300DPI Social Media Icons
Somacro is a beautiful icon set that comes in two variations. The icons are rounded, colourful and have a flat design. One set of them has a border while the other does not. The total number of icons is 54.
27. Hand-Drawn Social Icons
This set of icons are not abundant but do come in three size variations to give you some leeway in adjusting them to fit your website. The pack comes with 12 icons of the popular sites, Google+, LinkedIn, Stumbleupon, RSS, Facebook, and Twitter. The format is PNG and dimensions are as follows; 128x128px, 64x64px and 32x32px.
Publicons are tuned for publishing and for social media. They are completely open source and can be found on Github. Available in both PNG and SVG formats these icons are ideal for use on websites and graphic design.
29. Flat Social Media Icons
These are yet another set of awesome flat icons by BestPSDFreebies. This pack contains 10 social network icons measuring 64 x 64. These come in PSD file format allowing you to customize them as you wish.
30. Flat Social Icons EPS
These are a cool set of minimalistic social media icons available in EPS file format. The EPS file format can be used with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and other graphic design software. This pack is well crafted and is vectorized.
Crafted by Abdulrahim Bajaber, this icon pack is a clean and modern set that can be resized up to 512 square pixels without losing fidelity. In this icon pack are 25 social media icons, 10 website elements, and 5 universal icons.
32. PSD Flat Social Icons
This is yet another icons pack designed using the long shadow. If you intend to use long shadow in your website then this pack is ideal for you. It comes in PSD file format. The set comes with 16 icons and is pretty popular with over 30,000 downloads.
This pack only features 12 icons but they are a unique set that you rarely find on other icons packs. Simon K. made this set available in PSD file format meaning that it can be customized using Adobe Photoshop.
34. Vector Polygon Social Media Icons
Vector polygon is another clean minimalistic icon pack with 15 icons. They have a minimalistic look and although they are only 15, they cover the most popular social media platforms.
35. Free Circle Icons for Designers
The set contains 65 free icons for different programs, applications, or other tools. The set comes available in three coloration options: color, black, and black icons without circles. It was created by Michal Kulesza.
36. Animated Flat Icons
The set contains 16 animated icons all-available for free in Vector, PNG, and animated GIF formats. It also comes in various sizes as well (64,128 & 256 pixels)
37. General Flat Social Icons
This set contains a variety of well-made customizable social media icons. Each icon can be customized with a background and a variety of colour choices. The set is downloadable as a PSD file for free.
38. Ultra-thin Social Media Icons
This icon set is a selection of iOS7 inspired ultra slim vector social media icons. There are in total 24 of the most common social media icons in the set downloadable for free in both Photoshop and vector *.ai, *.eps, and *.svg formats.
39. Grunge Flat Social Icons
Each icon in the set comes in a variety of colours and allows transparency to be preserved for implementation into almost any project. The icons were created in a gritty grunge style and are available for free download in PSD format.
40. Geometric Social Media Icons
This set contains three-colour packs – bright, pastels and neon that all contain geometrically styled social media icons in five different hues that can be mixed together or used separately. The icon set is available for free download. In the pack, you will receive the icons in four sizes – 32 pixels, 48 pixels, 64 pixels, and 128 pixels.
41. Premium Flat Social Icon Set
The Premium Flat Social Icon Set includes 40 well-made Circle Social Icons and 40 Rounded Corner Social Icons. All icons are available in different sizes in the JPG and PNG format including 512x512px, 256x256px, 128x128px, 64x64px, 32x32px. They are also resizable vector shapes in JPG; PNG & PSD file formats including 32px, 48px, 64px, 128px, 256px, and 512px.
42. Tonicons Free Social Media Icons
In Tonicons Free Social Media Icon set you will find seven different style vector PSD and SVG icons. The icons are easy to edit as they come in vector layers and are free to download.
43. Vector Social Icons
The vector social icons set contains 90 social media vector icons that come in 9 different styles including rounded, polygon, rounded corners, waterdrop, leaf, rectangular, flower, grey and glossy style sets. The set was created with Adobe Illustrator, is downloadable in different formats (Ai, EPS, SVG, and PNG), and is fully editable.
44. 230+ High-Quality Shaded Social Media Icons
This set offers 230+ free social icons, and for only $17, you can get the vector .ai file. The set is available in five sizes (32px, 64px, 128px, 256px, 512px) and receives free updates monthly.
45. Flat Social Icon Set by Speckyboy
The icon set contains 24 icons in four different styles (square, circular and light & dark rounded corners) and five sizes (from 16px to 512px). The icons are easy to resize and recolour.
46. Vector Christmas Social Media Icons
The set features 20 Christmas themed icons in a vector .ai file. The icons are easy to edit and come in light and dark backgrounds. The available sizes are 48px, 72px, 128px, 256px, 512px, and 1024px.
47. Scribble Social Media Icons
The icon set contains 40 social network icons in a well-made scribble style available as a free download.
48. Social Media Badges
This set contains 20 well-designed social media icons designed with Photoshop shapes for easy editing and resizing.
49. 120 Hand Drawn Social Media Icons
An icon set containing 120 well-designed and hand-drawn icons available for download in SVG and PNG formats.
50. Socialico Social Media Icons Font Pack
Socialico is a package of 74 social media icons, combined within a single weight font. Every single icon matches a particular key on your keyboard.
51. Shaded Social Media Icons
The set contains 40 Shaded icons by Zee Que available in different sizes 48, 56, 72, 96, 128 and 256 px (Only for White Background). The pack is available as a free download for personal use but you can also buy the premium version with licensing fee of $3.00.
52. Vintage Social Media Stamps
This set contains 15 different social icons designed in a vintage stamp style.
53. Ribbon Social Media Icons
The icon set was created by designer Zee Que and features 18 free Ribbon style social media icons available in different sizes (48px, 72px, 96px, 128px, 256px)
Last updated in 2014, Somicro contains 45 icons covering some of the most popular social networks out there from four years ago. In the pack comes 2 sets of a total of 90 icons, coming with either borders or borderless icons.
Web-based innovations have taken over every facet of our lives and consequently, social media coverage is everywhere. Bloggers and website developers have an undying demand for social media icons. This is largely because social media traffic is too large to ignore.
Social media icons should not be relegated to the bottom of your site but rather stand out and be placed in a prominent position on your website. They shouldn’t be in your face either but somewhere strategic and eye-catchy.
Most users will be looking to understand what social media platform they can share content through and how many have done the same. In order to achieve this, make sure your social media logos are visible, of the right size and augur well with the website theme or colours.