How to create free YouTube thumbnails quickly and easily

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If you are like me and don't like video editing because your time is very limited and you need to know how to make thumbnails for youtube for free so easy and fast, this tutorial is made for you. Because in the following article from The Power Of The Green Android you will learn how to create them in less than 2 minutes.

How to make your own thumbnails for YouTube 2022?

Are you looking for an application to create YouTube thumbnails?, What if I tell you that you can create them using only Google Photos?, you just need to take a screenshot at the ideal size and use the editor of this app to get good results.



What is the size of a thumbnail for YouTube?

The recommended size is 1280×720 (with a minimum width of 640 pixels) and never exceed i 2 megabytes in weight. However, I will teach you a trick to take pictures with the exact size.

Take a 16:9 scale photo with the camera app

The first thing we have to do to create a YouTube thumbnail of the right size is to take a photo to scale 16:9.

Download Google Photos Free 2022

Google Photos is pre-installed as standard on most smartphones, however if you don't have this application you can download it for free directly from the Play Store apps via the following link.

How to make free youtube thumbnails step by step 2022

Now there is nothing left open the photo in 16:9 with Google Photos, once opened we will give the edit icon.


  1. We will scroll through the options to the right until we reach "Other", once identified we select it.
  2. We enter "Annotation".

  1. Now it's as simple as pressing the icon «Tt» and start typing on the screen.
  2. We can be imaginative and use icons and colors.
  3. Finally we will give "Done".

When it is to our liking we will give "Done" e "Save copy".


And this would be the result, it may not be the best program to make youtube thumbnails 2022 but the easiest to use.

If you usually use another application to create thumbnails for youtube videos, you can leave it written in the comments. Don't forget to share this article with other people which will allow you to help the whole community.. Thanks for your support!


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