How to Download a YouTube Thumbnail

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All you need to know about downloading YouTube thumbnails but afraid to ask.

Want to download your thumbnail from YouTube? If you click that you have the option to go to YouTube

Studio, this is currently in beta. But will become the standard as 2019 progresses.

If you want to download a thumbnail from one of your YouTube videos in the studio, click on the Videos

portion where you will find all of your videos listed as recent videos. Click a video to go to the editing

page and under the Basics tab, you will see a set of possible thumbnails selected from the current video

and thumbnail if customized. There should be a square with three dots inside the current thumbnail. If

you thumb up, you have the option to replace it with a new thumbnail or download the existing


When you click on the download option, the image may appear in a new web browser where you can

usually right-click and save it. One thing to note, no matter what resolution you upload the thumbnail

image, it will always download in 1280 x 720 size.

How to Download Any YouTube Thumbnail

This is a way to download your thumbnails, but you can download any thumbnail of any YouTube video.

To download thumbnail, the video must be public and you will need the video link or URL. You can get

this from the watch page URL and it will be a random combination of numbers and letters after the

equal symbol.

When you inserted the URL, you should be able to click go and you should now see and download the

thumbnail from that video. This is how you download any thumbnail from any video on YouTube. But

you need to be careful about why you are doing this. If you only want it for your personal use, say to

look at a larger version of the thumbnail and see if there are any good strategies and tactics that you can

use in your thumbnails, that & fine. It & when you want to use its commercial purposes.

Remember, the creator& video is their copyrighted material and the same is true for the thumbnail. So if

you want to use this thumbnail in your content then you really have to ask permission from the video

maker. Of course, you could use thumbnails in your content and claim fair use as educational or

transformative content, but that another video topic.

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