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Make beautiful video thumbnails in minutes.

Easy-to-customize thumbnail maker. Lots of templates to choose from. Add your own visuals and choose your fonts. Download as a JPEG or PNG image.

Create your thumbnail in minutes it's free and super easy.
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A thumbnail maker for non-designers

A thumbnail is the face of your video on social media. Creating a branded thumbnail with your video title and visuals has never been easier.

Visme's video thumbnail maker has plenty of professional templates to choose from. You can customize images, graphics, colors, and fonts to match your video. Download easily as an image file and upload to YouTube as a video cover.

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Customize the video cover template to match your brand and video.

Use your brand’s colors and fonts to customize the thumbnail for your video. Changing the fonts, backgrounds, and shapes is easy in the thumbnail maker.

Apply a color scheme with one click or create your own. The invitation maker allows you to conveniently choose from millions of images and apply color overlays and filters.

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Quick Tips: How to Make a Video Thumbnail

  • Create and edit your video with your favorite video editor.
  • Organize the information to be placed on the thumbnail for your video.
  • Gather the visuals you would like to add.
  • To use the Visme Thumbnail Maker, log in to Visme and click on the social graphics tab.
  • Once inside the thumbnail generator, choose the template which best fits your purpose. You can also use a blank canvas.
  • Add your visuals into the template. You can use your own or find some in the graphics tab on the left-hand panel.
  • Enter your video title so it’s easy to read. Change the font and color to match your brand and video.
  • If using shapes, icons or other graphics, customize their size and color until everything is balanced.
  • Download your video thumbnail as a .jpg or .png image.
  • Upload and insert your thumbnail into the YouTube video editor and set it as the video cover.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you create a Visme account?

Simply type in your address bar and create a free account with just your name and email. Then, choose the Social Media graphics category and click on the YouTube icon to browse all templates.

How much does it cost to create a video thumbnail with the thumbnail maker?

It’s completely free to design a video thumbnail with Visme. Download it easily as an image file.

Are the thumbnail templates fully customizable?

Yes. Everything inside the template can be changed, resized, moved, or removed.

Can I use my Brand Kit to create video thumbnails with Visme?

Yes, all the assets in your Brand Kit are available to use with the thumbnail generator. To have a Brand Kit, you need a Premium Plan.

Is it easy to add the thumbnail I make into my YouTube channel?

Yes, it’s really easy. After you download the image from the thumbnail maker, you just have to add it as the thumbnail in your video settings.

Can I use a screenshot from my video as the thumbnail?

Yes, all you have to do is add it as an image when designing. Then you can add your text and information on top to finish the thumbnail.

How to Use the Thumbnail Maker in 3 Easy Steps:

Step 1

Log in to the Visme editor to start a new project. Click on the social graphics tab at the top of the dashboard. Once inside, click on the YouTube icon. Tap on YouTube Video Covers to see all the available templates in the thumbnail generator.

Step 2

Choose the template you like most or choose a blank canvas. Add the title and relevant information about your video. Use photos and graphics from the left-hand menu or upload your own to the thumbnail generator.

Step 3

Download your design as an image file straight from the thumbnail maker. Upload your finished graphic to YouTube and set as the video cover.


Use the thumbnail maker to create beautiful video covers in minutes.

Choose one of the customizable video cover templates in the thumbnail maker. Add your visuals and the title of your video. Place your information into the template by selecting the corresponding area and pasting it in. All sections can be edited for shape, location, and size. New sections for text, icons, and graphics can be added from the left-hand panel.


Download and add your video thumbnail to your YouTube video.

Download the finished graphic from the thumbnail generator as a .jpg or .png image. Upload the thumbnail to YouTube.

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Visme gives you a ton of graphic assets in one place

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Images and Graphics

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  • Customize any template with your own images or tap into our built-in graphic assets
  • Choose from millions of free images for commercial or editorial use
  • Select from thousands of icons and customize the color scheme to fit your brand and content
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Choose your own fonts

Hundreds of fonts
  • Select from hundreds of the most popular fonts on the web and change the size of the text
  • Choose from all types of styles, such as script, slab, serif and sans serif
  • Upload your own fonts using the Visme brand kit which is available under the Premium plan

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