Facebook Thumbnail Download in 3 Ways [2024 Easiest]⬇️

Learn how to download Facebook thumbnails easily with our step-by-step guide. Enhance your social media content by using high-quality thumbnail images for better engagement.

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Dawn Tang

Updated on Jun 19, 2024

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📥To download Facebook thumbnails without any software, right-click the video to inspect the code, locate the image URL, copy the link address, and paste it into another webpage. Right-click it to save.

📥To download HD Facebook thumbnails on your computer, open EaseUS Video Downloader, select the format and quality, copy the video with the thumbnail, and click "Paste Link," then the tool will do the rest.

Facebook video thumbnails are very important when presenting a professional image to viewers, especially when they share them. Unfortunately, Facebook doesn't provide an option to download thumbnail images directly. To download Facebook Reel and story thumbnails, you would need to use third-party Facebook thumbnail downloaders as follows:

What Is a Thumbnail on Facebook

Before that, let's puzzle over what a thumbnail on Facebook is exactly. The Facebook thumbnail image in a video is the front cover people see before and after the video plays. You can manually add the thumbnail image or let Facebook choose three images and show the best one to each user.

You can grab a picture from your video and use it for the thumbnail, upload your image, or choose what Facebook suggests.

Method🏞️ Platform💻 Pro✅ Con🚫
EaseUS Video Downloader Windows & Mac Download 4K thumbnail easily and quickly. Paid tool for advanced features like batch downloads.
Facebook thumbnails downloader Web Download the Facebook thumbnail online for free. The link needs to comply with a certain format.
Code inspection Computer No additional software is needed. Only used on the computer.

Facebook Video Thumbnail Download on Computer 4K Free

You can download videos from Facebook Ads Library and Reel using the Facebook video downloader for Windows and Mac. Be them videos, tabs, playlists, audio, thumbnails, or subtitles, EaseUS Video Downloader got you covered. It also enables 50 files to download simultaneously.

As for resolution, you get to choose videos between 720P/1080P/4K/Ultra HD/8K without losing quality. The best part is that the software supports other 1000+ sites and platforms, such as YouTube, TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Key Features

  • Download Thumbnails from Facebook, TikTok, and 1000+ sites.
  • Save audio, videos, subtitles, reels, stories, tabs, channels, and playlists.
  • Support 720P/1080P/4K/Ultra HD/8K video formats.
  • Download Facebook videos on Mac and Windows.

Download Facebook video thumbnails now:

Step 1. Open EaseUS Video Downloader on your Windows or Mac. There is a "Settings" icon from the top bar on its main interface. Click on it. 

download thumbnail open settings

Step 2. Check for "Download Thumbnail" option and it will automatically save the thumbnail and the video together.

choose to download thumbnail

Step 3. Open the video page by searching from the specific sites. Then, you'll see there are buttons you can click to choose the video format and quality. The default format of video is MP4. 

download thumbnail and video together

Step 4.  Click the "Download" button again to start saving the video and the thumbnail together. 

Disclaimer: Please make sure that your download behavior is legal in your country! EaseUS does not advocate downloading any video/audio for sale, distribution, or other commercial purposes.

Facebook Story Thumbnail Download Online

Facebook thumbnail downloader is a free online tool without ads. The whole procedure is pretty straightforward and user-friendly. You don't need to log in or redirect from the website to download. However, I do find that the video URL copied must comply with a certain format; otherwise, it won't work. I cannot download the thumbnail using the video link copied from the computer; however, once I use mobile, this works greatly.

Either way, do use the link starting with https://www.facebook.com format:

Step 1. Copy and paste the link to the Facebook thumbnail downloader.


Step 2. Click "Submit" or press enter and it starts to process. Click the "Download" button below the picture.


Step 3. Find the storage location for the thumbnail and save it.


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Inspect the Facebook Page to Get Thumbnails without Any Software

The last method is using the developer inspection tool to find the thumbnail image without additional software. Since no login is required, privacy and security are secured. However, I have to admit that the process involves complex steps and can be time-consuming compared to the above methods. It can only be used on a computer.

To download Facebook thumbnail using code inspection:

Step 1. Find the Facebook video with the thumbnail you want to download. Right-click outside the video to choose "Inspect" or press F12.


Step 2. Play the video. Press the "Select an element on the page" tool to highlight the HTML code. The URL will start with "https://" and end with an image file extension like ".jpg" or ".png."


Step 3. Hover your mouse over the URL; you'll see the picture. Right-click to copy the link address.


Step 4. Paste the link into another webpage and right-click on it to choose "Save image as…"


Step 5. Save the thumbnail picture.


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Wrapping up

Now, we've explored three ways to download Facebook thumbnail pictures. If you prefer easy access without any installation, you can opt for an online Facebook thumbnail downloader, but you should pay attention to the link format you copied. Or, if you care less about the image quality, you can use a developer tool to locate the image URL.

However, for HD Facebook thumbnail images, EaseUS Video Downloader is your best shot, which supports bulk downloading videos and thumbnails of 1000+ sites in 8K resolution.

Facebook Thumbnail Download FAQs

1. How to add thumbnail in Facebook?

Here are the steps to add a thumbnail to your Facebook video:

  • Click on "Edit" at the top left corner of your video post.
  • Select "Change Thumbnail" to reveal further options.
  • Choose either "Choose suggested," "Upload image," or "Choose from video" to add your thumbnail.
  • After selecting your preferred thumbnail option, click "Save."

2. How does Facebook thumbnails work?

In Facebook video ads, the thumbnail image appears before and after the video, usually with a play button overlay. Unfortunately, this button can't be customized. However, you can let Meta choose up to three thumbnails dynamically, ensuring viewers see the most engaging image based on their preferences.

3. What is included in a Facebook data download?

A Facebook data download comprehensively summarizes your profile information, categorized by type. This includes your activity across Facebook, such as posts, tagged photos, and group memberships; personal information provided during account setup; connections with friends and followers; logged information like search history; security and login details; activity from apps and websites off Facebook; customized preferences; and interactions with ads and advertisers.

4. Do thumbnails matter on Facebook?

Facebook thumbnails are crucial because they make your video content appear engaging and professional. They provide a visual preview of the video's content, enticing people to watch the whole video.

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