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Can I add a thumbnail, cover image, or title to my videos?
Can I add a thumbnail, cover image, or title to my videos?

Learn how to edit video metadata in Loomly

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The attachment options offered depend on each social platform and media type:

  • Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest images allow you to add alt text

  • Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube (not shorts), and TikTok videos allow cover images/thumbnails

  • Facebook and LinkedIn videos allow video titles

This article will show you how to add cover images/thumbnails and titles to your video posts from media settings.

Cover Images/ Thumbnails

💡Tips:

  • Once a cover image has been added, a VC icon will appear below the video title.

  • You can always open settings to remove and reupload a new cover image before publishing

  • Cover images can also be added or adjusted in the fine-tuning panel

Adding a custom cover image

To upload customer cover image from your desktop:

  • Go to Post Builder and upload a video you would like to schedule

  • Click the gear icon to open the Attachment Metadata video settings popup

  • Click the Upload Custom Cover Image button

  • Select an image from your desktop and press Done.

📝 Note:

  • Custom cover images are not supported for Instagram and TikTok, so a cover image will not be applied. You can go to the fine-tuning panels and specify the cover image for TikTok and Instagram if you would like.

  • Cover images/thumbnails are supported for Facebook Pages.

  • Custom thumbnails and the ability to select a cover image from the video timeline are supported for Pinterest.

  • Titles can be added for LinkedIn and Facebook videos in the Attachment Metadata sections.

  • Thumbnails on YouTube Shorts are not supported due to API limitations.

YouTube thumbnail specifications

Here are the guidelines for uploading YouTube thumbnails:

  • The YouTube channel must be verified. You can confirm that the channel has been verified or complete the verification steps by going to YouTube's verification page

  • Cover images/thumbnails must be less than 2MB

  • Thumbnails for YouTube shorts are not supported due to API restrictions

Specifying a frame from the video

To select a cover photo/thumbnail for your video post:

  • Go to Post Builder and upload a video you would like to schedule

  • Click the gear icon to open the Attachment Metadata video settings popup

  • Select the Choose Cover Image From Video button

  • Choose the cover photo/thumbnail using the timeline slider below the video

  • Select Use This Frame once you have the cover photo you would like to use


Video title

To add a title for your LinkedIn or Facebook videos:

  • Go to the fine-tuning panels for Facebook and LinkedIn

  • Open the Attachment Metadata video settings

  • Add the video title and press Done

You'll can easily view the title in the Attachments section

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