Thumbnails are like the book covers of your video which you decide to upload on YouTube. Majority of the audience, including us, know that when we surf YouTube we often tend to decide whether to click on a video or not depending on the thumbnail we see. If the thumbnail is something boring or it is not clearly visible, we tend to skip the video. However, if the thumbnail is eye-catching along with a good title we will definitely opt for clicking on that video.
All the market influencers definitely make it a point to use better thumbnail images for perfect advertisement. These thumbnail images are the first image the audience gets about your content either on YouTube or on any other social media platforms and search engines. They are an essential tool which will help you to increase your impression and gain better results through views and likes.
As it is evident nowadays that more than YouTube, Facebook has emerged to be the massive social media platform which is best for advertising and marketing. Therefore, most of the influencers and marketing agencies are making it a point to share their YouTube videos on Facebook by converting them through a YouTube to a Facebook converter. In that way, the original videos uploaded on the YouTube are gaining views and the propaganda of the video is increased fourfold.
When you decide to share the content from YouTube to Facebook, you need to keep in mind that the thumbnail size of both the social media platforms is different. On YouTube, the thumbnail image has a resolution of 1280X720p with a minimum width of 640 pixels. This serves as the best thumbnail size. You can, however, get a customised YouTube thumbnail by increasing or decreasing the pixels and uploading the image in-.JPG, .GIF, .BMP or.PNG format. This thumbnail image size only looks good on YouTube but it will not work well on the other social media platforms.
If you want to create a thumbnail for a video on Facebook, you need to improve the thumbnail size. An ideal Facebook video’s thumbnail size is that of 470X264 pixels. So, while converting videos from YouTube to Facebook do not forget to improve the customised YouTube to Facebook thumbnail size as it determines the chances of getting your video clicked by the audiences. Also remember, don’t add unnecessary text on the thumbnail while posting the video on Facebook as Facebook has a strict restriction on the amount of text you can put on a thumbnail image.
Majority of the Facebook users scroll Facebook’s timeline on their mobile phones. Also, the Facebook window consists of multiple advertisements and other content which distracts the users a lot. So, amidst all of this, if you want your content to emerge out, then an improved thumbnail quality can get you that advantage. An improved thumbnail will be clear and large with a play button attached on top of it along with the video. That will give the user an easier access to watch your video and will also help you in garnering the required attention thus giving a boost to your views!