YouTube kills some creators’ custom-made thumbnail images in latest experiment

For YouTube creators, catching the eyes of potential new viewers starts with a good, custom thumbnail. It’s a skill many video-makers have honed over time, even making the effort to teach other creators what makes an appealing image: high quality images of faces, bright backgrounds, concise text. Currently, however, YouTube is testing out a feature that it hopes will improve auto-generated thumbnails — a move that has some creators on edge.

Over the next few weeks, YouTube will be running an experiment in which 0.3 percent of viewers will see auto-generated thumbnails, rather than creators’ custom-made images. “We are not removing the ability to create your custom thumbnail, but we hope to gain insights on auto-generated thumbnails for…

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