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 When you need to update a YouTube video thumbnail (featured image) on the website because either it’s too large or the default has been changed on Youtube, here are the steps:


  1. Visit this url:
  2. Replace the YouTube id in the link above with the id of the video you want to update .
  3. Download the image.
  4. Edit the video on the website.
  5. Remove featured image.
  6. Upload new thumbnail into media library.
  7. Set that as the featured image.
  8. Save the video post.

Example of video post featured image that has been updated (fixed) on YouTube:

Website Featured Image

YouTube Updated Thumbnail


And one that is too large on the website:

High Quality image doesn’t fit our masonry layout.

YouTube Default Size