How to make a video thumbnail for Reels & Youtube shorts
"You never have a second chance to create a first impression," as the saying goes. A video thumbnail is the first impression a viewer has of your video.
A good video thumbnail might mean the difference between thousands and a few hundred views. But how do you know what constitutes a decent thumbnail, and how do you go about making one? Glad you asked! Let's walk through it.
What you'll learn is as follows:
- What are video thumbnails, and how do you use them?
- What is the significance of video thumbnails?
- The basic components of a good video thumbnail.
- There are four different ways to make your thumbnails stand out.
What is a video thumbnail, exactly?
A video thumbnail is a picture that serves as the video's preview image. It reminds me of a magazine cover. And like any good magazine cover, it'll let you know what to expect when you take a look inside.