Video is becoming one of the most popular content types on social media, that's why the video clip has to be worked on before the posting. PromoRepublic can offer now the ability to select a thumbnail image or summary frame of the video.
Thumbnail selection is supported for Facebook, Instagram business, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.
How does it work?
Regardless of the way you start the post creation, you'll get directed to the post editor form where you can upload a video.
The uploading process might take some seconds. It is important not to close this web page. In the left corner, you can see the status.
The green sign means that now you can either schedule, publish or save the video.
You'll see the preview in a couple of minutes because the video needs to be converted on the PromoRepublic server first and then on the social platform end.
Once the video is converted, you'll see the Edit Video Details button. Clicking it will direct you to the video editor.
In the new window, you can just scroll through the ribbon searching for the appropriate frame that you would like to use for the preview.
Once selected you can just save it. This thumbnail will be used later on in the Calendar preview, and on social media when posted. If needed, it is possible to select the thumbnail image later after you scheduled the post.
There are no rights restrictions. Any person with the posting option enabled can select the thumbnail for the video.
For now, the thumbnail image cannot be selected from Post Ideas.
If you have any additional questions, please reach out to us at [email protected].