Choose from a library of high-quality, ready-to-use YouTube thumbnail templates and layouts to start making a thumbnail for your videos. You’ll find a variety of YouTube thumbnail template designs that work for almost all types of videos and channels- travel, workout, beauty, fashion, food, music, technology, online training and a whole of more. Browse through a library of thumbnail templates, or type some keywords in the search bar to quickly narrow down the search.
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1280x720 pixels (16:9 aspect ratio) is the best YouTube thumbnail size recommended by YouTube as it's the most used in YouTube players and previews. JPG, GIF, and PNG image formats are accepted, and the file size should be less than 2MB.
Follow the below tips to add thumbnails for your videos.
Add a custom thumbnail for published videos:
Add a custom thumbnail when uploading the video:
While uploading videos on YouTube, you will see three images under “Video Thumbnails”. They’re auto-generated screenshots from your video. You can set one of them as your video thumbnail, or upload a thumbnail image from your computer by clicking “Custom thumbnail”.