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In this video, Nolan covers how to add a custom thumbnail to your youtube videos in 2022!
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— Here’s how to add a custom thumbnail
to your YouTube video.
And there’s actually three
different ways to do this.
Now, the first one is super easy.
All you gotta do is upload a
video to your YouTube channel.
So we’re gonna hit the
create button right here
and then we’re gonna upload a video.
All you gotta do is add in your video
like you are uploading
a normal YouTube video.
And then once this actually
uploads and you see this screen,
what you need to do
is you want to screen
roll down a little bit.
So as we scroll down,
we are gonna see this
thumbnail section right
here, says thumbnail.
And right here, it’s gonna
say upload thumbnail.
And this is the first way to do this.
All you have to do is
select that thumbnail.
And then from here, you can
select a file on your computer
a custom thumbnail that you made.
You can select that
image and then upload it.
Now, if you happen to have an image
that is more than two you megabytes,
you can see right here
that this image is much
larger than two megabytes.
When you try to actually
upload that as your thumbnail
you are gonna see this message
that says the file is
bigger than two megabytes.
So make sure when you are
uploading your thumbnail
that it is less than two
megabytes in its file size.
Here, we can see that this
image is less than two megabytes
so we just need to select it.
We’re gonna hit open and then boom
we have our custom thumbnail
directly onto YouTube.
Now there’s two other ways to do this
that you probably didn’t even know about.
Now, the second way to do this
you actually don’t even do
it in this upload process.
You need to do it inside
the YouTube Studio.
So once you find a video
that you wanna add the
custom thumbnail to,
let’s say, I want to do
it to this one right here.
You wanna hit this little pencil
and this is gonna go into the details.
And just like the upload screen.
If you scroll down just a little bit
you are gonna see a thumbnail option
but there’s something new here.
There is create thumbnail.
And this is because of the
vidIQ plugin that we have.
And you can check the
link in the description
if you wanna try it out for free,
or you can just get the free version
and do this for yourself.
But all you need to do
is hit create thumbnail.
And you’re gonna get this
thumbnail editor window
And it’s pretty cool.
I definitely recommend doing this
rather than selecting one
of these three images.
You can see my face, isn’t the
best in any of those images.
So if you don’t have a custom thumbnail
and you dunno how to make a thumbnail,
you at least need to do this stuff,
which is create thumbnail.
And from here, you can choose
a video still from the video.
So if you’re making a weird face
in one of those three images,
you can scroll through here and
find the best picture of you
or whatever it is that is in your video.
And then all you have to do
is pause that and hit next.
Now, this video is all about
how to change your name on YouTube.
And this image in the video
actually kind of portrays
that pretty well.
It’s me changing my name
to Mr. Awesome Sauce
and so I’m creating a YouTube channel.
So I kind of like this as my thumbnail.
So instead of having my face on it,
this actually shows
what the video is about
a whole lot more.
So I’m gonna go ahead and hit next.
And from here, you can see
this is my new thumbnail.
If you want to, you can
go ahead and add text
and do some simple things in here.
I definitely recommend using Canva
if you are going to create a thumbnail
but if you just wanna grab a
random frame from your video
you can do this really easily with vidIQ.
So I’m gonna hit next.
And from here, it shows you
what it’s going to look like.
We’re gonna hit save thumbnail.
Now the third way to
upload a custom thumbnail
is actually on your phone.
So all you need to do is hit
that plus button at the bottom
and we’re gonna upload a video
just like we would do on a desktop.
Down here I’m just gonna
select a random video.
We’ll select this one.
Then you need to hit next.
And after you hit next,
you’re gonna be on the screen.
And a lot of people actually don’t know
that you can upload a custom
thumbnail from your phone
because you don’t see anything down here.
You have the title and then underneath it,
there’s nothing about a thumbnail,
but in the upper left hand corner
we’re gonna see a little symbol.
And if you click on that
you can upload a custom
photo from your phone.
And because this is a vertical screenshot
you can actually crop in
and make this 16 by nine
make horizontal for YouTube.
And then once you’ve done that,
all you have to do is
hit select in the upper right hand corner.
And there you go,
you have a custom thumbnail
uploaded directly from your phone.
Now thumbnails are super important
for getting views on YouTube,
but if you wanna see
the step by step process
on how we act should get
tons of views on YouTube,
then click on the screen
and I’ll see you guys in the next video.