There are a few reasons why you might not be able to change the thumbnail on your YouTube shorts. One possibility is that you do not have the necessary rights to the video. Another reason could be that the video is too old or has been deleted. Finally, if you are using a third-party service to manage your YouTube account, you may not be able to change the thumbnail.
1. Why can’t I change the thumbnail on YouTube Shorts?
If you’re like me, you probably spend a lot of time on YouTube. And if you’re also like me, you probably create a lot of YouTube videos. So, if you’re like me, then you’ve probably noticed that you can’t change the thumbnail on YouTube Shorts.
I’m not sure why this is the case, but I’m guessing it has something to do with the fact that YouTube Shorts are meant to be quick, concise videos that don’t require a lot of setup or planning. Therefore, YouTube probably doesn’t want people to spend a lot of time changing the thumbnail for their Shorts.
However, there is a workaround that you can use to change the thumbnail for your YouTube Shorts. Here’s what you need to do:
1. Go to the YouTube Shorts tab and find the video you want to change the thumbnail for.
2. Click on the three dots in the top right corner of the video and select “Edit video.”
3. In the “Basic Info” section, you’ll see an option to “Change thumbnail.” Click on that.
4. Select the thumbnail you want to use and click “Save.”
That’s all there is to it! This workaround may not be ideal, but it’s the only way to change the thumbnail for YouTube Shorts at the moment. Hopefully, YouTube will add the ability to change thumbnails directly from the Shorts tab in the future.
2. The YouTube Shorts thumbnail limit
As of now, YouTube Shorts only allows you to use the thumbnail that is generated automatically when you upload your video. There is no option to change the thumbnail manually.
This may be because YouTube Shorts is still in its early stages and they may add this feature in the future. For now, you’ll just have to make do with the automatically generated thumbnail.
3. How to change the thumbnail on YouTube Shorts
If you’re wondering how to change the thumbnail on your YouTube Shorts, don’t worry, it’s actually pretty easy! In this article, we’ll show you how to change the thumbnail on YouTube Shorts in just a few simple steps.
First, open the YouTube app on your phone and sign in. Then, tap on the camera icon in the top right corner of the screen.
Next, tap on the video you want to edit and select the thumbnail you want to use. You can either choose one of the suggested thumbnails or tap on the custom thumbnail option to upload your own.
Once you’ve selected your thumbnail, tap on the save button in the top right corner of the screen. That’s it! Your thumbnail will now be updated on your YouTube Short.