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YouTube Thumbnail Downloader

Enter the URL of the YouTube video below to download its thumbnail

Enter the link of a YouTube video below
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YouTube thumbnail downloader

Do you need to download a thumbnail from a YouTube video? If so, then our YouTube thumbnail download tool is the perfect solution. Simply copy the link (URL) of a YouTube video, and then paste it into our tool. Our tool will then display the video’s thumbnail which you can download. Our tool works in your browser, meaning that you don’t need to download any software. It’s also easy to use and 100% free! Having a great thumbnail is important as it affects the click through rate to your video. We recommend that you do some research to understand what makes a great thumbnail.

How to Download a YouTube Thumbnail

1. Find a YouTube video

1. Find a YouTube video

Find a YouTube video that has a thumbnail that you like. Look for videos that have lots of views as their thumbnails typically have a better click through rate.

2. Copy & paste the URL

2. Copy & paste the URL

Copy the YouTube video URL (link) and paste it into our YouTube thumbnail downloader tool. The thumbnail from the video will automatically be displayed.

3. Download or edit a video online

3. Download or edit a video online

You will have the option to either download the thumbnail, or to edit your video for free using our amazing online video editor.

Edit existing successful thumbnails

Find YouTube videos that already have lots of views, and download their thumbnails. You can then make small edits to these thumbnails to make them unique for your videos. It’s better to use thumbnail designs that are already successful.

Add thumbnail to any video

Every video should have a great thumbnail. Use our tool to download thumbnails from YouTube videos, and then add these thumbnails to your videos on any platform. Whether it’s Vimeo or Facebook, you can still add thumbnails to your videos. Thumbnails help improve the click through rate of your videos, meaning that you should spend a lot of time creating the best possible thumbnails.

No loss in quality

When you use our tool to download a YouTube thumbnail, there is no loss in image quality. Some tools will give low quality thumbnails with blurry images, but we engineered our tool to give the same high quality thumbnail as the original YouTube video. There is a lot of competition on YouTube, so it’s vital that your thumbnails are not blurry.

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More than just a YouTube thumbnail downloader

VEED is not just a YouTube thumbnail downloader. We are also an online video editing tool. Most video editing software is complicated and hard to use. Our free online video editor is simple and easy to use. You don’t need any video editing experience to edit videos with VEED! Visit our homepage to learn more about how you can start editing videos online for free. You don’t need to download any software to use our video editor.


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