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Step by step article to add custom thumbnail on youtube video

Youtube Video Custom thumbnail is first look to attract visitor to your video . A great thumb-nail is a short visual description of your video content . To add thumbnail to video create it , by following youtube thumbnail guidelines .

Size Guidelines

{ Your custom thumbnail image should be as large as possible, as the image will also be used as the preview image in the embedded player.

  • Have a resolution of 1280×720 (with minimum width of 640 pixels).
  • Be uploaded in image formats such as .JPG, .GIF, .BMP, or .PNG.
  • Remain under the 2MB limit.
  • Try to use a 16:9 aspect ratio as it’s the most used in YouTube players and previews. } Source of this section content .

See the video how to create a great thumbnail .  

Go To Video Manager

Go To video manager
Go To video manager

Go to Videos Tab

After create it ,login to youtube channel . Go to My Channel tab . In the top menu click on Video Manager .

In video manage tab click on videos tab . Click on the Edit button in front of the video ,in which you want to add thumbnail .

Click on Custom Thumbnail button

custom thumbnail
custom thumbnail

From drop down menu click on info and settings . In the info and settings tab , go to custom thumbnail button and click on it. Choose thumb-nail file from your desktop and click on open button .

Custom thumb nail is added to your video .

Note: It must be 1280 pixel x 720 pixel and resolution is 600 pixel