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Change YouTube Thumbnail

You’ve worked hard on doing a video and uploading it to YouTube. But sometimes the “thumbnail” or screenshot YouTube uses as the cover might not be the best. For instance, maybe you were caught in mid-sentence with your mouth open. Or maybe you were caught between blinks so it looks like your eyes are shut. Good news is, there are two ways to alter the thumbnail that YouTube chooses for your video.

In the example below, the “play” button is right over Distribution Center Manager Sharon Lane’s face and Ag Communication Director Becky Koch is caught “talking with her arms”.


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I used the second method in the link above and was able to change the thumbnail to this, which shows that not only is there the talking component on the webinar, but actual screen sharing too.  

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If you need help altering a YouTube thumbnail, let me know.


Sonja Fuchs, Web Technology Specialist, 701-231-6403

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