How to Recover a Youtube Thumbnail

I usually store all the works in a security folder, in duplicate, a custom acquired over the years, but as much as I want to back up all the data, there is always something that escapes, like a Youtube thumbnail.

Sometimes for ” I’ll do it another time”, for lack of space, for forgetfulness, because we think it’s not important … There can be thousands of situations that are beyond our control.

I always thought that I would not need them, once the video is finished, with its miniature and everything else, the only thought I have left is to replace it or eliminate it when it becomes obsolete.

I want to recover a Youtube thumbnail:

Youtube has put a direct link from the editor of the videos to download the thumbnail, but still, sometimes the link does not work and you have to go directly to the place where they are stored.

Google floods you with a lot of results when looking for information, but the vast majority are videos in other languages and almost nothing of articles explaining the procedure.

Some I found too technical with programming lines that escape my knowledge. But after research I decided to share it, to explain it with an article and a video.

How to recover a Youtube thumbnail in the old style:

We open our Youtube channel and edit the video from which we want to recover the thumbnail.

Locate the identifier:

We copy the identifier of the video in a text editor or on a paper. We can also leave this window open to make a cut and paste in the next step. The identifier of the video is found in the navigation bar and is all that appears behind “id =”

Download the thumbnail:

We need to know where YouTube saves the images of the thumbnails. To not be more in tension, I write it below:

I suppose you have already figured out how to use it, but if that is not the case, I’ll explain it to you. Copy this address and paste it in the navigation bar of a new window, replace “VIDEO_ID” with the code that we copied before, or as I said before, if you have not closed the previous window you can copy it and paste it in the indicated place.

Now all you have to do is click on it with the right button and download it to your computer. Easy, right?

Put a Youtube Subscription Button

Placing a Youtube subscription button on our website will make us have more visits to our video channel. The need to have subscribers, makes this option, one more way to achieve our purpose.

Of course, the first thing is to have a web page and, although the method is valid for any content manager or page since it is based on placing an html code offered by YouTube, I am going to focus on how to place a button. YouTube subscription in WordPress.

Process for creating the YouTube subscription button:

It is very easy to get the YouTube code. The first thing is to select the type of button that works best for your web page or blog. We have to go to a page called Google Developers.

If clicking on the link does not redirect us to the Youtube button configuration, we have to navigate through the page by first clicking on “All products” and then sliding to the bottom of the page and locating “YoutubeSubcribe Button”.

Now in the menu on the left click on “Configure button” . I remind you that you have to sign in with your Google account, which is the same as youtube, if you have not already done so, on the top right you have the “ACCESS” button.

In the next screen we will configure the button with the options that it offers, as we change the tabs we get a preview of how our YouTube subscription button will be. The greatest difficulty we can have in locating the name of our channel or ID. To find it we must go to the main page of our Youtube channel (by clicking on “My channel”) and a series of letters and numbers that show our channel ID will appear in the browser’s address bar.

Once we have configured the button to our liking, it is only necessary to copy the generated code under the Preview and take it to the place where we want to put the button. In the case of WordPress, we will add a text widget to the sidebar and paste the code into it. Easy, right?