Product and Feature Updates about Kinja

Added ability to set a custom thumbnail for MCP videos in Kinja

This is the first version of the custom thumbnail tool and only changes the thumbnail within Kinja. This means you must also update the thumbnail in MCP if you’re syndicating a video to YouTube via MCP. The next phase will also set the custom thumbnail within MCP.

How to set a custom thumbnail for an MCP video in Kinja:

  • Click on the Insert Video button in the editor tools
  • Choose an existing MCP video or upload a new video
  • Once the video renders in the editor, click on the player to reveal the menu pictured below
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  • Click on the thumbnail icon (third from the left) and upload your preferred image

This image will be the thumbnail for all on-site recirc and for the video permalink. If you use a custom thumbnail on Kinja please remember it will need to be updated in MCP for any additional syndication, such as YouTube. 

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Kelly Bishop

VP, Product & Design @ Kinja