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Video content is on the rise and the best place to upload your videos is the second-largest social media platform: YouTube. More and more companies, vloggers, and content creators are using this platform to show their videos, promote their movies and present their daily lives through vlogs.

Visual Recommended Size
Channel icon 800 x 800 px (1:1)
Channel art 2560 x 1440 px
Desktop display 2560 x 423 px
Tablet display 1855 x 423 px
Desktop and mobile display (general text and logo safe area) 1546 x 423 px
Video thumbnail 1280 x 720 px

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Channel icon

If other platforms call it a profile picture, for YouTube it is referred to as a channel icon. The circular image displayer is sized at 800 pixels x 800 pixels and can represent your logo, your face or any other branded element. Keep in mind that this channel icon will be associated with your Google Account as well since YouTube is a Google family member.

YouTube channel art

One of the biggest struggles many vloggers are facing is creating YouTube channel art that will drive viewers and subscribers towards their channel. One of the best hooks is creating awesome covers that represent your brand and style. If you want to have the best YouTube channel art, you should use an awesome banner making tool and start your design with the recommended size: 2560 pixels x 1440 pixels. If you’re looking to start your own YouTube channel art, click on the following link and check out our step by step guide.

YouTube thumbnail

Thumbnails can give your viewers a quick preview of what the video is all about. That’s why more and more companies and vloggers are creating their own video thumbnail to attract more views. YouTube thumbnails help create a sense of connection between the subscriber and the video content creator. The recommended size for a YouTube thumbnail is 1280 pixels x 720 pixels, going up to a maximum of 2MB.

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Robert Katai
Robert Katai is the Product Marketing Specialist at Creatopy. His work was featured on Adweek, Entrepreneur, Marketing Profs, Content Marketing Institute and other places.

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