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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 including adding a custom cover image, thumbnail, and video title.

Updated over a week ago

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

  • Facebook, X/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 upload a new cover image before publishing the post

  • Cover images can also be added or adjusted in the Fine-Tuning Panel

Adding a custom cover image

To upload custom cover images 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 for TikTok videos and Instagram carousels are not supported. To choose a cover image, you will need to go to the fine-tuning panel and select a frame from the video timeline for TikTok and Instagram carousels.

  • 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

Instagram Reels custom cover image specifications

  • File size: 8MB maximum

  • Color Space: sRGB. Images that use other color spaces will be converted to sRGB.

  • Aspect ratio: We recommend 9:16 to avoid cropping or blank spaces. If the original image's aspect ratio is not 9:16, we will crop the image and use the middle portion of the 9:16 rectangle as the cover image for the Instagram Reel. If you share an Instagram Reel to your feed, we will crop the image and use the center 1:1 square as the cover image for your feed post.

Selecting 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 Panel 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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