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How do you set custom thumbnails?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by techndeals.net, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. techndeals.net

    techndeals.net Junior Member

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    padlock Regular Member

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    Woah. Interesting! wtf!

    I'm sorry, I have nothing of substance to contribute here. But, I'll be watching this thread.
     
  3. Chris7up

    Chris7up Registered Member

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    He may be a full YouTube partner, however, YouTube does plan on releasing custom thumbnails to everyone who has an account in good standing very soon. (may have already started but not sure)

    http://www.reelseo.com/custom-youtube-thumbnails-rewards/

    Other than that, i do remember seeing some threads on how to cheat custom thumbnails but don't recall whether or not is worked or if it still does.
     
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    skittles BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    I thought everyone knew this :D Best method for video thumbnail would be putting the static picture at the end of the video for about a 1 minute or so... then go into your video manager, edit thumbnail choose the last one, go to video editor and then cut out the last minute. You will have your custom thumbnail...
     
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    Thanks for that article, Chris. I somehow missed this!

    Maybe they're rolling it out in waves and this guy just happened to be in the first wave?

    Skittles, I've done what you suggest as well. It only works with certain videos, though. Some, it just doesn't seem appropriate to have the 1min static image...but good point.
     
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    techndeals.net Junior Member

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    Nah this doesn't work anymore...
     
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    It doesn't? Huh. It's been a while since I tried it - but how would they stop it?

    lol. I'm learning a lot in this thread today. I feel like a newb all over again!!
     
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    Works like a charm for me.
     
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    Great tip with using that minute-long static pic at the end
     
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    lol? proof it, it doesnt work trust me
     
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    i'm a newb, haven't even gotten the right to pm . . . but i know who skittles is.

    thanks for the tip skittles. worked like a charm!
     
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    This is something I never heard about before, but this is going to be very helpful. Thanks
     
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    LOL500 Registered Member

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    I once spent 20 minutes searching YouTube for a way to add custom thumbnail and no one mentioned this?
     
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    YT is rolling this out to everyone, as I suspected in my earlier post. I have three channels that are not partnered that now have the ability to add custom thumbnails. So, if you're not yet able to add the custom thumbs - just hang tight and it will probably be coming your way soon.
     
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    I hope this don't make YT a place full of misleading thumbnails.
     
  16. liam62244

    liam62244 Registered Member

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    Yup Youtube is rolling this feature out to all good standing accounts with high daily views and new videos. One of my accounts got the custom thumbnail option and that channel only has about 800 subscribers and 1.5million views.