How To Change The Thumbnail on a YouTube Video

When hosting videos through GoAnimate, the ability to select a specific thumbnail is controlled through the GoAnimate video maker.  Many subscribers also host videos on YouTube.  When hosting on YouTube, the thumbnail a viewer sees before viewing a video is controlled by YouTube (not GoAnimate). 

If you don't like the thumbnail selected by YouTube, you can change it in a couple of ways.  This article explains one of them (refer to YouTube for assistance with other methods).

When uploading a video to YouTube, select the Custom thumbnail option, as shown below, and upload an image.  This image will be used as the thumbnail.


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