When you upload a video in your Youtube account, Youtube automatically create thumbnail for your image. Here in this post we will cover how you can upload user-defined custom thumbnail for Youtube.
By default ability to upload custom thumbnail is not available for Youtube accounts. You can upload custom Youtube thumbnail only after getting you Youtube account verified. So first you have to get your Youtube account verified. Follow the steps below to get your youtube account verified.
How to verify Youtube account
First of all go to the url : https://www.youtube.com/verify
Now, choose the method of verifying your account. You can either choose verification by SMS or voice message. I choosed SMS option.
After you have kept your working mobile number you will receive text message with verification code. Put that verification code in next step and your Youtube account will be verified.
After your account is verified you can choose custom thumbnail for your youtube video after uploading of video is finished. For existing videos you can go to edit option and choose custom image as thumbnail.