New! Use the YouTube Creator Studio app to add a custom thumbnail on your phone

If your your YouTube account is verified, you can now add a custom thumbnail to your video uploads right on your phone.

1. In the Creator Studio app, tap *Videos*

2. Select the video you want to edit the thumbnail for.

3. Tap the edit icon (pencil)

* Tap *Edit thumbnail*

* Select your thumbnail
--- Tap *Custom thumbnail* to upload a custom video thumbnail from an image on your device.

--- OR Select one of three auto-generated thumbnails.

4. Confirm your thumbnail selection and tap *Select*

5. Tap *Save*

Custom thumbnail best practices

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

* 1280x720 resolution (with minimum width of 640 pixels)
* JPG, GIF, BMP, or PNG image formats
* Under the 2MB limit
* 16:9 aspect ratio

Get the Creator Studio app for iOS or Android

Learn more about how to add a thumbnail in the YouTube Creator Studio help center:

Via @YTCreators
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