Add Custom Thumbnails to Youtube Shorts Videos

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Increase Traffic with Stunning Video Thumbnails

Increase Traffic with Stunning Video Thumbnails

Prepare and schedule your Youtube Shorts video posts in Simplified's Content Calendar and add custom video thumbnails just before you set your post to publish. Design your own thumbnails in the app or upload one from your computer or Google Drive. Make a great first impression on your audience with a preview image!

How to Add a Video Thumbnail to a Post

Prepare a post for publishing in the Content Calendar, hover over your video in the open post, and click 'Cover Photo'.
Select a cover image from Simplified and drag-and-drop it onto your post.
You can also go to 'Media Library' and choose an image to add.
Click 'Add Thumbnail' and you're ready to go!
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Make a Difference with Preview Thumbnails

Sell your brand and your video content better with clear, exciting images as your Youtube Shorts video covers. Increase shares and likes with videos your viewers will want to watch. Look professional and engage with audiences by adding a thumbnail that captures what your video is all about. You'll never need multiple tools again!

Save Time with the All-in-One Design App

Simplified's Content Calendar is the one place for teams to design, write with Copy AI, add video thumbnails, and publish posts. Work with team members in real-time, comment, tag, edit, share folders, assign member roles, and schedule up to 10,000 posts. More free time, less work, and way less money spent with our seamless design and approval workflow!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should a video thumbnail look like?

A thumbnail can be as simple as your brand's logo, some text with the title of your video, a closeup of a face, or lots of bold colors in a graphic. Stand out and grab attention when you design a cover image for videos with Simplified's free designer-made thumbnail templates.

Is there a free version of Simplified?

Yes! We have a Free Forever plan, which will stay free...forever. If you're an agency, freelancer, or team looking to use our essential features, this is the plan for you. Get unlimited design projects, 1000+ fonts, millions of photos and icons, thousands of templates, instant publishing, and 1GB of storage.

How does your pricing work?

Pricing starts at $0 for individuals and $10 for teams. Our pricing is based on two things: the number of team members on your plan and your billing period. We have four plans to choose from based on what you're looking for. You can compare them here!

How quickly can I get customer support?

Chat with us in-app or send us an email and we'll get back to you within 24 hours. We'd love to hear from you!

What is your refund policy?

We offer a Free Forever plan where our users can try Simplified's basic functionalities and make an informed decision. We do not offer refunds. If you're unsatisfied with your plan or need to change it, you can downgrade your plan or pause your subscription to avoid future charges. To learn more about our refund policy, click here.

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Social share images are an important part of building reader engagement. The better the quality, the longer your visitor is spending there, the more likely to reach out for any kind of "call to action", including purchasing.

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