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How to Change the Thumbnail Image for your Playlist on YouTube

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How to Change the Thumbnail Image for your Playlist on YouTube. —The easiest way to make your playlist pop is a simple change to the thumbnail image.

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  1. Matthew Mikolow says

    Nice little trick thank you for the info =)

    1. Derral Eves says

      Your welcome +Matthew Mikolow !  I hope you are using Playlists for your YouTube Strategy. 


      i came here for CUSTOM thumbnails

  2. James G Rivera says


    1. Derral Eves says

      Thanks +James G Rivera !  I alway appreciate you watching my videos!  🙂

    2. James G Rivera says

      totally worth it!

  3. Ray The Video Guy says

    Great info as always!

    1. Derral Eves says

      Thanks +Ray The Video Guy 

    2. Commandtechno says

      Can you tell me how to make a thumbnail that I can upload and not just one from a vid in the playlist

    3. XerusLoL says

      yep same problem already knew what he said

  4. SlimeHackerPlayz says

    This guy is the first one that I go to If I need help something with YouTube 🙂

  5. Paola Energya says

    Thank you Derral very useful!

  6. ClarenseE says

    That last comedy part was awkward. ☺

  7. Tutorials by Panda - Art and More says

    Yeah i need to know how to upload an indivisual image from my computer for the thumbnail not the thumbnail of a video. Thanks anyway. 🙂

  8. Carsen Sobolewski says

    how the heck do you get your mouse like the glove mine is white and boring

  9. Chris Wilson says

    On other channels, there are playlists that show the entire thumbnail without the black shading that shows the number of videos inside the playlist. How can I change that? I´d like to remove the black shading

  10. John Matheson says

    This is not working for me unfortunately. It didn’t automatically pick one when I first created the playlist and just has the grey YouTube box with the three white dots. When I click ‘set playlist thumbnail’ the screen reloads but no change…perhaps it doesn’t like the thumbnail? I can’t imagine why given that they are active thumbnails on the videos…

  11. 12centuries says

    0:34 for the meat… skip all the introductory stuff you already know or you wouldn’t be here.

  12. Marlar House says

    Hey, Derral – I’m no longer happy with the static playlist thumbnail that I set a few months ago. I know I can choose a different video thumbnail for the list, but I’d like to revert back to originally how it was set up – with the latest/top video in the list showing up as the thumbnail. I can’t find a way to do that without manually going in each time I add a video to the playlist. Is there a way to do it? Essentially I just want to “undo” the choosing of the playlist thumbnail. I hope this makes sense! Thanks, Derral!

  13. Kristian179 says

    can you change the thumbnail in the watchlist?

  14. Sandrine GUIBERT says

    hello, thanks for the tips ! it’s work fine.

  15. Olivia Wood says

    Try autokonnekt.com to use your custom image and redirect to any web link 🙂

  16. Yodafunk Yo says

    Is it possible to have a completely new thumbnail for playlist (that is not from any of the videos in the playlist ) plz reply

  17. ThePancakeRenegade says

    After all this time YouTube still doesn’t have a Upload Custom Image option tsk tsk tsk…

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