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Create a Thumbnail for Your YouTube Video

Have you ever needed a still image of a YouTube video for your blog or website? You can easily download your YouTube thumbnail. Follow these steps:

Step 1

Go to your video’s page on YouTube and copy the Video ID (it’s the mix of numbers and letters found after the = sign in the address bar).


Step 2

Go to the following url: http://img.youtube.com/vi/VIDEO_ID/0.jpg and replace VIDEO_ID with the Video ID you copied from Step 1.

Step 3

Right click (CTRL-Click on a Mac) and choose “Save Image As…” We recommend renaming the file to something more meaningful than “0.jpg” so that you can find it later.


You’re done! Now you can upload your image to your blog or share it however you would like.

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