How to add a custom thumbnail image to Youtube videos

To add custom thumbnails to videos and enable other advanced Youtube features you need to verify you Youtube account. To do this:

Login to your Youtube accept

  1. Go to (or find the ‘verify’ link within your account)
  2. Choose either voice message or text and enter the phone number
  3. You should instantly receive a call or text with a verification number
  4. Once verified you can then edit the video with a custom thumbnail image