DIY Facebook Thumbnail: Creating A Phenomenal Facebook Thumbnail With Glorify Templates

In order to clear the air of any doubts and confusion, let us get to understand what really is a Facebook Thumbnail in the first place.

A Facebook thumbnail is the small display image on a Facebook video that, in one visual, can summarize what a viewer could expect from the video. It is the still image that appears under the play button before a video is started or played. Ideally, it is an image that is supposed to have a kickass appealing background image, some relevant text, and perhaps some symbols, depending on the nature of the video. All in all, this image is what attracts attention and can majorly increase/decrease the number of clicks on your Facebook video.

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The first thing that a viewer is going to look at before they start playing or video or get interested in it is this thumbnail image.

Chances are, if they get interested in the thumbnail image, they will most likely begin to watch the video. Hence, it is imperative and of paramount importance that the facebook thumbnail is compelling enough to stir the curiosity of a user so as to get them to watch your video.

Create your DIY Facebook Thumbnail in 3 Steps


Select a Template that you Love

Browse through and select from our diverse collection of Facebook Thumbnail templates. You can search based on your niche, or a theme that resonates with your brand. All our Facebook Thumbnail come in sets, so they will have a Channel Art, Social media posts, etc.

If you’re more design savvy, you can also select a blank canvas and create your design from scratch.

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Customise your Facebook Thumbnail

Customize your Facebook Thumbnail and make it truly yours. Add your content, change the font. and change your brand colors with just one click. You can create your own pages or use the pages within the bundle you’ve selected.

And lastly, bring your content to life by peppering your Facebook Thumbnail with great images using our library of free photos courtesy of Pixbay, Pexels and more.


Collaborate, Share & Export your Facebook Thumbnail

Collaborate with your team, your Content Writer, and even designers. Once your FacebookThumbnail is ready, you can use it for your marketing campaigns to drive more leads, offer value content, and more!

With Glorify’s super easy-to-use tool, you can create this compelling facebook thumbnail under minutes. Here’s how-

Creating A Phenomenal Facebook thumbnail with Glorify in 5 Easy Steps-

1 Launch and sign in to your account (or sign up for one, what are you waiting for?)

2 Pick from hundreds of existing Facebook thumbnail templates

3 Or, to get some creative juices flowing, open a Facebook thumbnail blank template to start from scratch.

4 Customize your template by adding text, images, graphics, play with colors – experiment all you can

5 Save and export to give your Facebook channel the art it deserves!

Brownie tips: Best practices for a Facebook Thumbnail

1. Create a thumbnail that is relevant

It is true that a thumbnail works as a clickbait but this should not mean that you create a thumbnail that is irrelevant. It really is absolutely necessary for you to ensure that you make a thumbnail that really represents your video. Creating a random thumbnail for the sake of getting people to watch it will backfire you in many ways.

It will destroy your credibility, will annoy your users and you will also never have those viewers ever watching your videos again. Hence, you should aim for a clickbait thumbnail, but also keep it relevant. For example, if your video is going to be about the recipe for a vegan homemade carrot cake, you could generate a thumbnail that has colorful carrots and a phrase like ‘DIY Vegan Carrot Cake.’ This would be a relevant thumbnail. However, if you put up a thumbnail image of perhaps a very delicious looking chocolate brownie, it will make no sense.

2. Don’t OVERDO the thumbnail

While it is important to have a well-done thumbnail try to not overdress it. In clearer words, you may create a thumbnail that has some text and symbols as suggested earlier, however, do not add too many emojis and too much text.

3. Aim for a clearly visible thumbnail

As suggested by the name, a thumbnail is a rather small, compact, and cramped up image. You might be led to believe that it will be a huge image when you are generating it, however, when you really do upload it, it is going to be tiny and so, special attention should be paid to the clarity of the thumbnail image.

This is also why less is more in a thumbnail image, in resonation with pint #2. Too much text and too many symbols or emojis could cramp up the thumbnail and that will defy the very purpose of the thumbnail. It is also a recommended practice to run a trial before you really add it to your final cut of the video.

4. Try incorporating images/still form the real video

Instead of using a random image (albeit relevant) to your video as a thumbnail image, you should try to pick an image that is actually from the video itself. Adding a compelling still form the video as a thumbnail image resonates very well with the basic purpose of ‘representation of the video’ even before watching the video.

Concluding Thoughts-

Glorify offers tools and features, so many in number, you will get tired of exploring but we won’t get tired of the offering. Free yourself the pressure of investing too much time into creating the perfect looking design for your Social Media accounts. From Facebook to Etsy, we take care of all your eCommerce designing needs at one website. Use our layouts and create posts that are fresh, innovative, noticeable, unique, and most of all – original.

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When it comes to LinkedIn, you have to be very sure of what goes up in your profile. You are in the middle of your peers and competition businesses, hence, holding back or messing up is no option. Glorify offers hundreds of photos, designs, templates, all at one place so you never have to worry about spending time on other websites to gather all elements. We have everything that you need to put your best foot forward and let your business be applauded for the professional imagery it deserves. Our library features crisp fonts and designs that strike the right chord in the world of business. While the majority of our images remain free, you could also choose to explore the premium, paid images. Choose the premium plan that suits you the best, Glorify Pro or Glorify Business, and be never restricted by choices ever again!

Add your branding and logos to our templates

No matter what LinkedIn profile you want to enhance – your personal profile or your business profile, we give you the freedom to brand your business in our templates. Add watermarks and logos to the LinkedIn cover templates in a few clicks.

We understand that time is money and hence, a lot of time business owners would choose to allocate such needs to a designer. However, we have made the entire process of getting to the final LinkedIn cover image convenient and easy with Glorify. Since the process is so quick, you could even choose to change your banners more frequently without having to speed big bucks on designers every now and then, while also displaying your creative juices and getting that extra mile of satisfaction. LinkedIn banners are also a great way to showcase new products or make monumental announcements in a professional and crisp manner.

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Glorify is loaded with graphics, images, fonts, colors, and layouts, so many in number, that there definitely is something for everybody here. You do not need any design experience from the past, neither do you need to be supremely creative. All you need is a few minutes to make your business stand out of the crowd with a phenomenal LinkedIn banner.

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