YouTube Thumbnail: How To Open in New Tab

Article last updated on:
April 21, 2024

To open a YouTube video’s thumbnail in a new tab: Find the video > Right-click its preview or thumbnail > Select “Open Image in New Tab”.

Step-By-Step Process

Guidance on how to open a YouTube thumbnail in a new tab
  1. Open YouTube
  2. Find a video you like
  3. Right-click its thumbnail (or live preview)
  4. Click “Open Image in New Tab

YouTube will now open the video-preview or thumbnail in a new tab on your browser.

Don’t want the video preview? First disable the auto-player.

After you do that, repeat the process to open it in a new tab and you’ll see the thumbnail itself — not the preview.

Related: How to open YouTube Videos in a New Tab.

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