Download YouTube Thumbnail

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How to Download YouTube Thumbnail in a Few Seconds

A free tool for instantly grabbing and downloading any YouTube thumbnail.

Add YouTube Video URL

Just add the YouTube video URL in the corresponding field.


The YouTube video thumbnail will be generated automatically as soon as you add the URL.


Hit the Download button to store the YouTube thumbnail image on your device in .JPG format.

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About YouTube Thumbnail Downloader

The video thumbnail that’s attached to the video on such platforms as YouTube is the face of the video and can play an important role in a user's decision to click on it Very often you might need the thumbnail of a video separately for a variety of uses: to make a collage of different video thumbnails for your blog post, design a cover image for your channel using various video thumbnails, use it in a social media post in case it’s not generated automatically, and so on. In any case, it’s great to have a tool that allows quickly grabbing and downloading the thumbnail on your device. Our YouTube Thumbnail Downloader does exactly that. It allows you to generate the thumbnail of any YouTube video and download it in just a few seconds (for Vimeo thumbnails go here). Let’s quickly go through the steps you need to complete to get the thumbnail on your device.

vimeo thumbnails example

Step 1: Copy the Video URL

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To get the thumbnail, open the video and copy the URL from the browser address bar. If you’re using the YouTube mobile app, locate the Share button and copy the URL to your clipboard.

Step 2: Add the URL

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Paste the URL in the corresponding field of our thumbnail downloader, and you’ll already see the thumbnail generated within the left-side window.

Step 3: Download the Thumbnail

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Now, all you need to do is hit the download button and save the image on your device.

That’s it. You have the video thumbnail and can use it anywhere. However, some images may be subject to copyright, so make sure to get this aspect sorted before using the image publicly. You might need to ask for the author’s permission, provide an attribution, and so on. Enjoy!

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