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January 19, 2023

YouTube Shorts hack: You CAN change the thumbnail — unlike what it says on YouTube

Let's say you don't like the thumbnail YouTube's AI selects.

It says you can't change it — but you can.

The original version of the YouTube Short up top included about 10 seconds of me opening and repositioning the computer, starting 27 seconds in.

YouTube chose a thumbnail of my hand on the laptop rather than one with the featured self-adhesive port indicator dots.

I cut that 10 seconds and as a result, only frames with the focus of this short remained.

You can too!

Go to the YouTube Editor and select Trim & cut; cut the frames you don't like and YouTube will choose another thumbnail: after all, it can't use what no longer exists.

As a card-carrying TechnoDolt©® I must say I was chuffed to discover this and even more so to clue you in.

If this tip isn't worth twice what you paid for it, let me know....

January 19, 2023 at 04:01 PM | Permalink


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