Question

Upload custom youtube thumbnail using custom API?

  • 23 March 2023
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Essentially was wondering if it possible to use a webhook or some similar solution to allow me to also apply a custom thumbnail to a youtube video when uploading. I could have the thumbnails ready to go in a google drive folder. 

Let me know if this makes sense!


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Great question, @cafegoer!

I’ve done tried it out myself but from YouTube’s documentation it looks like you’d need to use their Thumbnails: set endpoint to assign a custom thumbnail to a specific video.

That said, it looks like YouTube uses OAuth 2.0 authentication and the Webhooks by Zapier app is limited to basic authentication. So you’d need to build a custom integration on our Developer Platform and use that in your Zaps to assign the thumbnail that’s stored in Google Drive.

Hope that helps to point you in the right direction! 🙂