Adding or changing a thumbnail for a video post is fairly easy. You can choose to pick a thumbnail from the ones that are automatically generated or upload a custom thumbnail.

You can only select a custom thumbnail for Facebook Pages & Groups, YouTube, and Pinterest. For Instagram, you can only choose from the existing thumbnails.
To add/change the thumbnail:

Go to Create.
Design the video post to your liking.
Click on the little camera icon underneath the thumbnail.



Choose the thumbnail you wish to set/change. You can also choose to create a thumbnail on the spot with Canva or Crello.
Once you finish have uploaded the custom thumbnail, you will see it applied on Publer.



You can also preview the post to make sure the it will be posted correctly to the social media, and finally schedule away.

To choose a thumbnail for Instagram videos:

Go to Create.
Design the video post to your liking.
Use the arrows underneath the thumbnail to choose the one you want to use.



You can also preview the post to make sure the it will be posted correctly to the social media, and finally schedule away.

For Instagram, you can only select 1 out of the 10 generated frames as a thumbnail, you cannot upload a custom thumbnail.
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