Create a clickable YouTube thumbnail

According to YouTube, over 80% of top-performing videos have a personalized thumbnail. Wait no more and create your unique YouTube thumbnail, with the help of Flipsnack’s online YouTube thumbnail maker.

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Free eye-catching YouTube thumbnail templates

Check out these YouTube thumbnail templates suggestions below!

To stand out in the digital world and grow your channel’s reach, you’ll need an eye-catching thumbnail. Use Flipsnack and captivate viewers with the help of our various YouTube thumbnail templates.​​ From real estate videos to ones about fashion trends, our gallery is packed with professionally designed templates suitable for any type of content.

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How do I make a YouTube thumbnail?

  1. 1. Create a Flipsnack account

    Sign up to Flipsnack with your existing Google or Facebook account and take advantage of our free online YouTube thumbnail maker.

  2. 2. Pick a YouTube thumbnail or create one from scratch

    Need some help with your thumbnail design? Flipsnack is here to save the day. Our YouTube thumbnail maker has a template for any need. Simply open our gallery and select a suitable one or create a new design from scratch.

  3. 3. Personalize your YouTube thumbnail design

    Create a clickable YouTube thumbnail by using our intuitive Design Studio. Photos, fonts, shapes, icons, add or erase them to give a more personal touch to your astethic thumbnail design.

  4. 4. Download and share your YouTube thumbnail

    Happy with your final YT thumbnail design? Click on the Download

Your ideal online thumbnail creator

Brand kit

Make your brand easily stand out with Flipsnack’s YouTube thumbnail creator. From branded colors, fonts and brand logos, we empower you to personalize your content.

Team collaboration

Work with your team on the same YouTube thumbnail design, in real time. Add and resolve comments from your teammates directly in Flipsnack’s Design Studio.

Locked templates

Preserve the original idea behind your thumbnail design by locking one or multiple objects from your template and save it for future use.

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Flipsnack gave me the professional look I desired and versatility to customise my flipbook keeping it true to my brand, which was very important. I believe that using Flipsnack has taken my business to the next level.

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Download and share your YouTube thumbnail digitally

Are you pleased with your final YouTube thumbnail design? Then it’s time to download your masterpiece and integrate it into your video. For a high quality format, make sure to download it as a PNG file. Also, with Flipsnack you are able to share your thumbnail as a sneek peek of your content. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, it’s really up to you!

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There is more to Flipsnack

Besides being your ideal online thumbnail creator, with Flipsnack you are able to watch your ideas flourish. From magazines, brochures to catalogs and portfolios, we made it easy for you to share your publication digitally as private or public. Also Flipsnack allows you to sell your publication individually or as a subscription. Create, publish and boost your sales with Flipsnack!

Frequently asked questions

When you customize your thumbnails you need to make sure that you've got a strong, vibrant image that looks great in any size. YouTube’s help center came up with five important points when it comes to YouTube thumbnail images. Check out their recommandations
   • Select a resolution of 1280 pixels by 720 pixels.
   • Your thumbnail size should be a minimum of 640 pixels wide.
   • Use a 16:9 aspect ratio
   • Thumbnail images should be under 2MB.
   • Image formats are JPG, GIF, or PNG.

Wondering how to make a YouTube thumbnail? Follow these easy steps:
Create a Flipsnack account
   • Pick a YouTube thumbnail or create one from scratch
   • Personalize your YouTube thumbnail design
   • Download your YouTube thumbnail as PNG
   • Upload it in your video

When it comes to what elements you should include in your thumbnail, the first thing to have in mind is an eye-catchig title. Secondly, you can upload a captivating screenshot from your video or select a high-quality photo from Flipsnack’s stock image library. YouTube thumbnails that contain visual elements are proven to increase CTRs. The third and final step is to decorate your thumbnail layout with attention-grabbing graphics. To create a scroll- stopping thumbnail, go for shapes, icons or illustrations.

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