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How To Add A Thumbnail On A YouTube Video.


If you upload your own videos to YouTube; you may want to learn how to Add Thumbnails to YouTube Videos; Change Thumbnails on Existing YouTube Videos in Your Account.Here is How To Add A Thumbnail On A YouTube Video.

YouTube automatically creates three tiny video clips for each video you upload; and you can use any of these three video clips as an animated thumbnail for your YouTube video.

If none of the auto-generated thumbnails appeal to you, you can create your own, though YouTube does not provide a tool for doing so. Using a screenshot program like Snipping Tool on a Windows computer or any of the different screenshot ways on a Mac computer is the simplest way to make a thumbnail.


How To Add Thumbnails To A YouTube Video.

  • The first step is to create a brand new YouTube video. In your browser, go to YouTube and click the video camera-shaped Create button. There is a “+” in the centre.
  • From the dropdown menu, click Upload video.
  • In the Upload videos box, click SELECT FILES, then select the video you wish to upload. It should be uploaded.
  • YouTube allows you to modify your video before it is published, once it has started (and finished) uploading. Click Details in this box.
  • Scroll down to the Thumbnail section and click the Upload thumbnail button.

Unfortunately, there is no way to change the thumbnail of a YouTube video while it is being uploaded on a mobile device. You must first post the video to your channel, then manually change the thumbnail of the video in YT Studio.


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