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Changing a Video’s Thumbnail

Jetpack VideoPress allows you to choose a frame or upload an image to use as the thumbnail of your videos.

Using a Video Frame Thumbnail

To use a frame from your video as the thumbnail for the video:

  1. Go to WordPress.com.
  2. In the top left corner, click Switch Site and select the Jetpack-connected site you want to upload videos to.
  3. Go to Media.
  4. Click on the video that you want to customize the thumbnail on. A pink box will appear around the video thumbnail and it will have a number on the thumbnail. If you want to modify multiple videos, each one will be assigned a number.
  1. Click Edit. A new screen will open.
  1. In the top right corner of the video, click on Edit Thumbnail.
  1. A new screen will open where you can scrub through your video to find the right frame to use for your thumbnail. Once you’ve picked your frame, click Select Frame.
  1. Your video thumbnail in the Media Library should now show the selected frame.

Using a Custom Image Thumbnail

While there isn’t a minimum required image size for your custom image thumbnail, we recommend that the thumbnail image be at least the size of your video. For example, if your video is a 1080p video, you should use an image thumbnail that is 1920 by 1080 pixels.

To use a custom image as the thumbnail for the video: 

  1. Go to WordPress.com.
  2. In the top left corner, click Switch Site and select the Jetpack-connected site you want to upload videos to.
  3. Go to Media.
  4. Click on the video that you want to customize the thumbnail on. A pink box will appear around the video thumbnail and it will have a number on the thumbnail. If you want to modify multiple videos, each one will be assigned a number.
  1. Click Edit. A new screen will open.
  1. In the top right corner of the video, click on Edit Thumbnail.
  1. A new screen will open. At the bottom of the screen, click Upload Image. You will then be able to choose an image from your computer and it will be uploaded to the Media Library.
  1. Your video thumbnail in the Media Library should now show the selected image. 

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