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    How to change image on YouTube

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  • Preliminary information

    Before going into the merits of the subject and take a closer look how to change image on youtube, let me provide you with some preliminary information that you must necessarily know before proceeding.

    First of all, I want to tell you that it is no longer possible to change the image (whether it is the profile or the cover one) by acting from the YouTube app for Android or iOS, as, following some changes made by Google to its famous video sharing platform, this possibility is no longer offered. This means that, to change the profile picture or the cover of your channel, you have to act from your computer or from your smartphone / tablet making sure to activate the desktop view of the latter.



    As for the format of the images to use as a profile photo, be aware that it is possible to upload files in JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF (obviously it is not allowed to use animated GIFs). As regards the size of the profile photo, it is recommended to upload images of 800 800 pixels x: The photo is displayed in square format within its own channel and in round format (of size 98 × 98 pixels) under their own videos. .

    With regard to cover image size, it is recommended to upload images of 2560 1440 pixels x. The minimum size for uploading is 2048 x 1152 pixels. THE'minimum security area for text and logos and of 1546 423 pixels x, While the maximum width and of 2560 423 pixels x. . As regards, however, the size of video thumbnails, it is recommended to upload images of 1280 720 pixels x (with a minimum width of 640 pixels). .



    How to change image on YouTube from computer

     change image on YouTube from computer, connected to the main page of the service, log in to your account, click on profilo's photo currently set at the top right (or on the initial letter of your name, if you haven't set any yet), select the item Your channel from the menu that appears and, in the new page displayed, click on the symbol of camera that appears on your profile photo (or the initial letter of your name).

    Clicca, quindi, sul pulsating Modification present in the box Change channel icon appeared in the center of the screen and, on the next page, click on the item Upload photos and select the image you want to use as the channel icon.

    If you want, you can also select one of the photos that are associated with your account by clicking on their preview. If necessary, then, crop the selected image, using the editor that appears on the screen, click on the item end located at the top right and that's it.

    How to change image on YouTube from mobile

    If you want change image on YouTube from mobile, you must necessarily proceed from the browser since, as I told you a few lines above, it is no longer possible to do this by acting from the official app of the service. Then go to the main page of the service, log in to your account and then activate the desktop view of the site.


    It was used Chrome su Android, you can activate the desktop mode by tapping on the icon three dots at the top right and placing a check mark on the item Desktop site. If you use Safari su iPhoneinstead, make a long tap on the icon to reload the page (the circular arrow in the address bar) and select the item Request desktop site give the menu check if you press.


    Now, tap on profilo's photo currently set (top right), selects the item Your channel from the menu that appears and, in the new page that opens, tap again on profilo's photo located at the top left.

    Pigia, quindi, sul pulsating Modification present in the box Change channel icon that appeared in the center of the screen and, on the next page, tap on the item Upload photos at the top left, then select the image you want to use as the channel icon.

    If you want, you can also choose one of the photos that are already associated with your account as the channel icon: just tap on their preview and you're done. If necessary, then, proceed to crop the image and tap on the item end, to complete the operation.

    How to change YouTube cover image

    You have created a new one cover image (perhaps following the instructions I gave you in this other tutorial) and would you like to know how to set it up on your YouTube channel? Let me show you how to do this on both computer and mobile.


    computer

    To act from computer, connected to the main YouTube page and, if necessary, log in to your account, then click on the profilo's photo currently set (or on initial letter of your name, if you have not set any), select the item Your channel from the menu that opens and, on the new page that appears, click on the button Customize channel, located at the top right.

    Then click on the icon of pencil located at the top right (appears when you hover over the current cover) and click on the item Edit the channel graphics from the menu that opens. Then click on the blue button Select a photo from your computer present in the box that appeared in the center of the page and select the photo you want to upload. Alternatively, you can upload a photo from Gallery or from your photos by selecting the appropriate tabs in the box Channel graphics and choosing the image of your interest.


    Once you have selected the image to use as the cover, click on the button Crop photos and use the editor that appears on the screen to crop the latter. If you want to preview how it appears on various devices, click the button Device preview. If the result satisfies you, click on the button Select (located at the bottom left) and wait for the changes to be applied.

    Smartphones and tablets

    If you want to change the cover image by acting from smartphone or tablet, I'm sorry to disappoint you but at the time of writing it is not possible to succeed. While activating the YouTube desktop view in the browser, in fact, an error message appears when you try to proceed with the change that prevents you from completing the operation.

    How to change YouTube preview image

    You wish to know how to succeed change the preview image of the videos you upload to YouTube? First you need to have a verified account (I have already explained how to verify the account in this other guide), and then you have to follow the instructions that you find below.

    computer

    To change the preview of videos from computer, in this case for the videos you have already uploaded to your channel, access the beta version of YouTube Studio, select the item Video from the menu on the left, select the video of your interest by clicking on its title or miniature, and select the item Custom thumbnail (up to 2MB) in the section Miniature.

    At this point, all you have to do is select the file you want to use as a preview of the video and click on the button Save, located at the top right. Easier than that?

    As for the new videos you upload to the channel, however, you can set the thumbnail directly during the upload phase. To do this, click on the button Custom thumbnail located at the bottom right and select the file you want to use as a preview of the video.

    Smartphones and tablets

    To edit the preview of videos uploaded to YouTube from smartphone or tablet, avvia l 'YouTube Studio app on your Android or iOS device, log into your account (if necessary), tap the symbol (≡) at the top right, select the item Video from the menu that opens, tap on the video on which you want to change the miniature e fai tap sull'icona della pencil located at the top right.

    Then tap on the item Edit thumbnail from the menu that opens, select the thumbnail you want to use as a preview of the video you have chosen and press on the item Custom thumbnail, to upload an image saved on your device. Then confirm the thumbnail you have chosen by clicking on the item Select located at the top right and, finally, tap on the item Save draft, per portare a terminate l'operazione.

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