Unique and attractive thumbnails are important as they compel users to click your video. In this post, we focus on how to change thumbnail of Facebook video so you can get more views from your users.

You may have invested time and money to create great content, animation, scripting, or audio effects for your video, but if your thumbnail is not eye-catching, you will lose out on a lot of views.

Why are thumbnails important?

Undoubtedly, a thumbnail is the first thing a user notices about your video or an image. It is a small-sized version of the video or image that gives users an idea of what they will get to see. So, a creative thumbnail for your Facebook video will help you stand out from others.

How to change thumbnail of Facebook video?

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Typically, Facebook picks certain images from within the video automatically, you may not always be happy with their choice and may want to change the image. Here’s what you can do in such a case.

  • Upload the video to your Facebook profile

It will take anywhere between 30 seconds to 10 minutes to upload your video on Facebook. Once it is complete, Facebook will automatically choose a video image as a thumbnail. However, these thumbnails will not always be relevant to your content and not be as clickable as you would like them to be.

  • Use the Edit mode

To edit your video, click on the video in the full-size mode. Next, click on the ‘Options’ tab at the bottom right corner. Next, choose the ‘Edit This Video’ option to edit your video.

  • Edit the thumbnail

Once you click on the ‘Edit This Video’ option, you will see several options to edit the video. Go to the ‘thumbnail’ tab where you can choose from the 10 default thumbnails provided by Facebook. If you like any, you can click on it and tap on ‘Save’ to update the thumbnail image.

How to customize Facebook thumbnail?

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If the 10 default images do not appeal to you, you can customize the thumbnail image. Facebook allows you to update your older videos with customized thumbnails or upload new ones in your upcoming videos.

To upload an image, select the ‘Add image’ option next to the ‘Custom Image’.

Watch this for more information : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30xDcdKTR-M

That’s it!  This is how to change thumbnail of Facebook video and get more views!