Add Thumbnails to a Broadcast

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Adding thumbnails to your scheduled events or saved videos is a great way to brand your videos. You can do this for both scheduled web destinations, social media posts and saved videos. 

Thumbnails should be 16x9 and at least 1920x1080 resolution. The file format should be .png or .jpg, and with a maximum file size of 2MB. 

You can add the thumbnail for a scheduled web destination from the Schedule page. For a saved video, you can add a thumbnail when uploading the video or when editing the video’s details afterward. 

You can add a thumbnail to a Facebook or YouTube video within their platforms as well.


Add Thumbnails to Scheduled Destinations

You can add thumbnails to new scheduled events or replace existing thumbnails at any time for internal use in your Web Videos tab. You can add thumbnails to web destinations that use the embedded player.

Adding or replacing thumbnails for web destinations must be done through the Schedule page in Studio. You cannot add or replace thumbnails from the Web Videos tab.  


Add a thumbnail to a web or social media destination

 To add a thumbnail to a scheduled web video, first schedule your event and configure its details (Learn more). When you schedule to a web or social media destination, you can upload a thumbnail at the bottom of the destination modal.

When choosing Facebook or YouTube as your destination, select Scheduled Post from the Publish Status dropdown. Selecting Scheduled Post enables the use of thumbnails to social media destinations.    Screen_Shot_2022-10-20_at_9.38.44_AM.png

  1. At the bottom of the modal, click Upload ThumbnailScreen_Shot_2022-10-20_at_9.38.44_AM.png
  2. Drag the image into the modal or select browse to find it on your computer. 
  1. In the modal, adjust the image to fit how you want and click Crop and Complete. image11.png
  2. Click Add.
  3. The thumbnail will now display next to the event.  image1.png
  4. Click Save
  5. The video will now display your thumbnail.

Replace an existing thumbnail for a web or social media destination

You can replace existing thumbnails for a scheduled event before the broadcast is live, during the broadcast, and after the broadcast ends.  

  1. Navigate to the scheduled event you want to change the thumbnail for in the Schedule page.
  2. Click the edition image2.png in the top-right .
  3. Click the edit icon image2.png next to the destination.
  4. At the button of the modal that appears, select Replace Thumbnail. image5.png
  5. Drag the image into the modal or select browse to find it on your computer. 
  6. In the modal, adjust the image to fit how you want and click Crop and Complete. image8.png
  7. Click Save.
  8. The video will now display your new thumbnail. 

Add or Replace Thumbnails for Saved Videos 

If you have a Content Library subscription, you can add and replace thumbnails for each saved video. Doing so will provide a static image your viewers see before starting the player. 


Add a thumbnail to a saved video

  1. Navigate to the Saved Videos tab in the Library.
  2. Click the video you want to add a thumbnail to.
  3. Click the edit icon image2.png below the video.
  4. At the bottom of the page, click Upload Thumbnail. image6.png
  5. Drag the image into the modal or select browse to find it on your computer. 
  6. In the modal, adjust the image to fit how you want and click Upload. image4.png
  7. Click Save
  8. The saved video will now display the thumbnail.  

Replace a thumbnail for a saved video

  1. Navigate to the Saved Videos tab. 
  2. Click the video you want to replace the thumbnail for.
  3. Click the edit icon image2.png below the video.
  4. At the bottom of the page, click Replace Thumbnail. image7.png
  5. Drag the image into the modal or select browse to find it on your computer. 
  6. In the modal, adjust the image to fit how you want and click Upload. image10.png
  7. Click Save
  8. The video will now display the new thumbnail.
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