Which fonts YouTubers use? Overview

Which fonts should you use in your YouTube channel?

First of all, YouTube has a default font for the title, description.

Can you change default YouTube fonts?

Yes. It is possible to use tools like YouTube Fonts generator and create fonts, which can be pasted into YouTube title or description.

Here is an example of fonts which can be pasted in title or description

  • Math sans- ๐–ธ๐—ˆ๐—Ž๐—๐—Ž๐–ป๐–พ ๐–ฅ๐—ˆ๐—‡๐—๐—Œ
  • Math sans bold- ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€
  • Math sans bold italic- ๐™”๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™—๐™š ๐™๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™จ
  • Math sans italic- ๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด
  • Parenthesized- โ’ดโ’ชโ’ฐโ’ฏโ’ฐโ’โ’  โ’กโ’ชโ’ฉโ’ฏโ’ฎ
  • Regional Indicator- ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ธ
  • Squared- ๐Ÿ…ˆ๐Ÿ„พ๐Ÿ…„๐Ÿ…ƒ๐Ÿ…„๐Ÿ„ฑ๐Ÿ„ด ๐Ÿ„ต๐Ÿ„พ๐Ÿ„ฝ๐Ÿ…ƒ๐Ÿ…‚
  • Squared (neg)- ๐Ÿ†ˆ๐Ÿ…พ๐Ÿ†„๐Ÿ†ƒ๐Ÿ†„๐Ÿ…ฑ๐Ÿ…ด ๐Ÿ…ต๐Ÿ…พ๐Ÿ…ฝ๐Ÿ†ƒ๐Ÿ†‚
  • Math bold script- ๐“จ๐“ธ๐“พ๐“ฝ๐“พ๐“ซ๐“ฎ ๐“•๐“ธ๐“ท๐“ฝ๐“ผ
  • Math double-struck- ๐•๐• ๐•ฆ๐•ฅ๐•ฆ๐•“๐•– ๐”ฝ๐• ๐•Ÿ๐•ฅ๐•ค
  • Math monospace- ๐šˆ๐š˜๐šž๐š๐šž๐š‹๐šŽ ๐™ต๐š˜๐š—๐š๐šœ
  • Circled- โ“Žโ“žโ“คโ“ฃโ“คโ“‘โ“” โ’ปโ“žโ“โ“ฃโ“ข
  • Circled (neg)- ๐Ÿ…จ๐Ÿ…ž๐Ÿ…ค๐Ÿ…ฃ๐Ÿ…ค๐Ÿ…‘๐Ÿ…” ๐Ÿ…•๐Ÿ…ž๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…ฃ๐Ÿ…ข
  • Fullwidth- ๏ผน๏ฝ๏ฝ•๏ฝ”๏ฝ•๏ฝ‚๏ฝ… ๏ผฆ๏ฝ๏ฝŽ๏ฝ”๏ฝ“
  • Math bold- ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ฎ๐›๐ž ๐…๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ
  • Math bold Fraktur- ๐–„๐–”๐–š๐–™๐–š๐–‡๐–Š ๐•ฑ๐–”๐–“๐–™๐–˜
  • Math bold italic- ๐’€๐’๐’–๐’•๐’–๐’ƒ๐’† ๐‘ญ๐’๐’๐’•๐’”

Just go to YouTube fonts generator app, enter the phrase and copy paste to title or description.

Add custom fonts in YouTube

As you can see, these fonts are not reset in YouTube and will remain like this on a live YouTube video.

Note, don't add custom fonts to tags - Google bots won't be able to read your tags.

Custom YouTube fonts - pros and cons

What are the positive sides of using custom YouTube fonts in your videos?

Your title and description will stand out from others. It can lead to a higher CTR - number of impressions/number of clicks to your video.

Negative sides

But, there is a negative aspect - custom fonts are not crawlable by Google bots. So, basically, YouTube algorithm won't be able to understand which what is in your title or description.

Therefore, you can get much less views.

What to do?

A good solution would be to combine normal and custom fonts on YouTube.

Divide your title on two parts - one with important keyword and another with more emotional part. For a keyword part just use normal font, then in the end include custom font.

Similarly, in descriptions - links, important messages use via normal font, while other elements via a custom font.

YouTube fonts for thumbnails

Of course, in thumbnails you can use any fonts you like.

Here is an overview of popular fonts, which YouTubers use in thumbnails:

  • Impact
  • Lato
  • Roboto
  • Open Sans
  • Bangers
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Lobster Two
  • Brusher
  • ...