If you’ve uploaded a video to Facebook or Instagram, you may have noticed that you don’t automatically get the thumbnail or cover image you want. Luckily, there’s a fix for that. Find out how you can put your best foot forward on social media by selecting the cover image you want on your next Facebook or Instagram video.
Unlike Facebook or YouTube, after you’ve uploaded your video to Instagram, there’s no way to change your cover image. That’s why it’s important to find the right image for your video before you post. Here’s how:
1. Once you’ve made the video you want to post on Instagram, upload it to Instagram and select NEXT.
2. Look at the bottom of your screen. You’ll see options for “Filter”, “Trim,” and “Cover.” Tap “Cover.”
3. You should see a bar under your video. If you move your finger along the bar, you’ll be able to see different stills from your video. Choose the one that you like the best, tap “Next,” write your caption, and share.
That’s it! Your video will be posted to Instagram with the cover image you chose.
How to change a Facebook video thumbnail:
When you upload a video to Facebook, it automatically chooses a thumbnail image to show before your video plays, even if you’ve already selected a cover image for your video or slideshow. Not a fan of Facebook’s pick? Here’s how to change it:
Contact us at Caney Creek Studio for a free consultation on how to use social media, video production, and digital marketing to promote your business.
Jay & Julia Taylor own and operate Caney Creek Studio. Caney Creek Studio is a video production, digital marketing, and social media management agency.