How to put thumbnail on YouTube video?

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According to Wikipedia, ‘Thumbnails’ are a reduced-size version of pictures, or videos used to help in recognizing and organizing them. Thumbnails are made for smaller, more easily viewable pages that allow viewers to have control over exactly what they want to see. So, let’s learn how to put thumbnail on a YouTube video.

But before that, you need to know how to create a thumbnail, click here to learn so. Remember, you need to verify your account before putting a custom thumbnail.

Now that you know how to create a thumbnail and you’ve got a verified account let’s go ahead and look into the steps to put it on YouTube video.

Steps to put thumbnail on YouTube video-

If you’re a creator and you do not have YouTube Studio on your phone, then it’s time to download it. YouTube studio can help you in many ways including putting thumbnails. To download it click here or go to their website YouTube Studio.

open YouTube studio
open YouTube studio

Click on the video you want to change your thumbnail. A page like the first image will appear. Press the pen icon, page like the second image will appear. And finally, click on “Change” which will take you to your phone gallery from where you can select the thumbnail you would like to put.

put thumbnail on YouTube video
put thumbnail on YouTube video

After selecting the image click on “Select” and then on “Save”. Congrats! You’ve successfully changed the thumbnail of your YouTube video.

select and save your thumbnail
select and save your thumbnail


You can follow the same steps to put it via computer or laptop. I hope this article was helpful, if it was then do let us know in the comments down below. If you want to know more about thumbnail then here are few recommendations for you:

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If you want to know more about YouTube studio features or anything else related to these things, then do let us know. Your suggestions and reviews mean a lot to us.

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