How Do I Create a Thumbnail in Figma?

Creating a thumbnail in Figma is an easy and straightforward task. It’s also a great way to showcase your design work. With Figma’s user-friendly interface, you can create a thumbnail in no time.

First, open the Figma file that you want to use as the basis for your thumbnail. Once it is loaded, select the frame or canvas of your design that you would like to use as the thumbnail image. To do so, click on the frame or canvas and then click on ‘Create Thumbnail’ from the menu bar.

Next, you will need to choose a size for your thumbnail. The standard size for thumbnails is 1280×720 pixels but you can choose any size that suits your needs. You can also adjust the aspect ratio of your image by clicking on the ‘Aspect Ratio’ button in the top right corner.

Once you have chosen a size and aspect ratio, it’s time to start designing your thumbnail. In Figma, you can add shapes, text, images and more to create an eye-catching design that will draw attention to whatever it is promoting. There are a number of tools in the left sidebar that give you complete control over how your design looks.

When you are happy with how your thumbnail looks, simply click on ‘Export’ from the menu bar and then choose where you want to save it. It should be saved as an image file such as .PNG or .JPG.


Creating a thumbnail in Figma is easy and straightforward with its user-friendly interface and wide range of tools available for designing customised thumbnails. All it takes is selecting a frame or canvas from an existing file, choosing a size and aspect ratio, adding shapes, text and images as desired and exporting it as an image file.