Changing the Thumbnail of Your Facebook Live is Easy if You Know How

Posted in: Applications for FacebookLast update: 01/08/22

Broadcasting live videos and polls with Facebook Live will increase the reach of your posts given that Facebook gives more reach value to this type of content and your videos will be shown before posts from other users and will have more views in the users’ newsfeed. If in addition to that the thumbnail image is interesting and striking, your video is sure to be seen even after the live streaming. You can change the thumbnail image of your Facebook Live videos to help achieve that. Keep reading and we’ll explain how.

Live videos generate great engagement with your community – they’re eager to learn how the results of your poll is coming along. When the live broadcast has finished, take advantage of the great viral effect and organic reach of the live streaming: Post it on your page and encourage clicks to get views and spread your message. The key to engage the users is the result of the survey or the most interesting moment of the video so we recommend you change the thumbnail image of your videos to show just that.

What is the Thumbnail?

thumbnail video

The Thumbnail is the small still image that is shown before and after the video is played. This image is very important because often it depends on this whether the users choose to watch the video or not. Is has to be an image that draws attention and that shows what the users will see if they watch the video.

How do you change the Thumbnail of Facebook Live videos?

Changing the Thumbnail of your Facebook Live videos is very easy. Follow these simple steps and you’ll have it done in a few minutes!

  • Go to your Facebook page and click on the menu Publishing Tools on the left-hand side

publishing tools

  • In the Publishing Tools, search for Video Library in the menu on the left and click.

video library

  • In the Post Type section choose Live Videos.

live post

  • Then mark the video of which thumbnail you wish to change and click on edit post.

edit post

  • Then click on Thumbnail on the right-hand side. You will then be able to choose one of the auto-generated images or you can also upload a custom image.

It couldn’t get easier, right! Remember to choose a good image for the Thumbnail image of your videos to get more views! Do you have further questions? Contact our Support Team!

Randi Jensen

She joined Easypromos in January 2017 as International Business Developer. Her main focus is on improving communication and customer care for our English speaking clients through live chat and email. She holds degrees in Journalism and Online Communication & Marketing and has more than 10 years of experience in online marketing. She spends her spare time with her boys and practicing yoga, and she sips herbal tea from her Easypromos mug during the workday.

Publication date: 2017-05-10