YouTube Banner

Nowadays, your YouTube channel offers you numerous opportunities to attract attention. One of the simplest and most effective methods for this is the use of a YouTube banner (short: YT banner). This can combine a nice background graphic with information about your channel, social media channels and more in one single image. In this article, you will learn everything you need to know about YouTube banners. We also introduce you to our exciting products and answer some of the most common questions about YouTube banners.

What is a YouTube banner?

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A Twitch profile banner on the OWN3D.TV Twitch channel

Every YouTube channel has a Youtube banner or channel banner, which is displayed on the top of your own YouTube channel. A YouTube banner should give subscribers and new viewers important information about your channel straightaway. You can choose your own image, font and color for your channel banner.

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A YouTube banner on the OWN3D.TV YouTube channel

YouTube Banners from OWN3D - From professionals, for everyone!

You don’t want to spend several hours creating a stylish YouTube banner? Then you are at the right place!

At OWN3D, you’ll find a selection of over 40 professional pre-designed YT banners that you can add to your channel with your desired information immediately after purchase. We have something for every type of channel, including themes for the most popular online games like Fortnite, Call of Duty and many more. 

Unlike the many free YouTube banners you might find on Google, you can always expect maximum quality at a fair price. Over 1,000 satisfied customers can’t be wrong.

What is the optimal size of a YouTube banner?

The optimal size of a YouTube banner is 2560×1440 pixels. If the channel banner is smaller, it might be displayed distorted. However, if it is too large, parts of the banner may be cut off. In order to ensure that your channel design is displayed correctly on PC as well as on mobile devices, it is therefore very important to maintain the optimal size of 2560×1440 pixels.

Add YouTube Banners from OWN3D to your channel

Below is a simple step-by-step guide how to add or change a YouTube banner on your channel:

  1. Choose a banner from our shop that you like and download it directly after purchase
  2. Customize the banner with your desired information.
  3. Open your YouTube channel and select the option “Add channel picture” in the settings.

Select your banner from the saved folder and confirm your selection.
Your banner will then be directly visible on your channel and you can view it yourself by refreshing the page.

Add social media links to YouTube Banners - Step by Step

One of the most used features for yt banners is adding links to your social media channels. 
Below is a simple step-by-step guide how to add social media links to your channel:

  1. Open your channel on YouTube
  2. Click on the option “Customize channel”
  3. Move the mouse over your banner and click on the pen symbol at the top right edge of the screen
  4. Select the option “edit links”
  5. Find the option “Custom links” and click on “Add”
  6. Now you can add different captions like Facebook and the appropriate link
  7. YouTube automatically recognizes a large number of pages and inserts a suitable icon for the link

Info: If multiple social media links are added, only the first link will display a text. For the following links, only the icon will be displayed. You should therefore put the social network that is most important to you at the top of the list.


Every professional YouTube channel needs a suitable channel design. A YT banner is an important element and should be chosen with care. When choosing a YouTube banner, you should make sure that it matches your own content and provides the most important information for the viewers at first glance. A professional YouTube has a positive effect on your YouTube channel and also on other social media platforms.

FAQ about YouTube Banners

  • A thumbnail is usually one of two variations: A still image from a video or an image uploaded by the video creator that is used as a preview image for a video. The YouTube banner, on the other hand, is consistently and permanently visible on your channel.

  • Similar to adding a banner, you must first open your YouTube channel. Select the option “Edit channel picture” and then the option “Remove channel picture”. Then confirm and refresh – and the banner is removed.

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