How to get Youtube Thumbnail

If you’re a developer, designer or just trying to get the Youtube Thumbnail of any video then you are in the right place. It’s a simple process actually. Youtube currently has 4 thumbnail versions available (that I know of). Three of those thumbnails are dimensions 120×90 and the other is a large thumbnail 480x360px which you can find on the Category pages.

To get these thumbnails, use the following URL and place the Youtube ID where specified



Now, there are also other screenshots taken from the video. Simply change the value of 1 to 2 or 3

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Finally, to get the large image simply use the value of 0


I hope that helps you in your project.


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