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This news item is part of the weekly top 5 news bulletin (from Week 5, Mar 2023) specially packaged for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures. 

YouTube Now Allows Apple iOS Users to Select Thumbnails for Shorts   

If you are on iOS and you create YouTube Shorts, then this is a good news for you. YouTube has announced that all iOS creators will be able to select the thumbnail for their Shorts right from within the phone. This has been available in Android for a while, but iOS did not get it. So last week this announcement came through and the way you do it is after you record or import a video with the Shorts camera. Then navigate to the final upload screen, says YouTube announcement. And they say, tap the pencil icon that is overlaid over the thumbnail of your video. Scrub along your video’s timeline to pick a thumbnail and hit done. Upload your Shorts. That’s it. So could be a useful feature for you if you create Shorts for your ministry. Check it out.

Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 5, March 2023 with source links from Instagram, LinkedIn, WhatsApp, YouTube, Google.

🗞️ News 1: Instagram Launches Reminder Ads & Ads in Search Results  

Source: Instagram

🗞️ News 2: LinkedIn Pilots Podcast Academy & Google Builds Podcast into YT Studio  

Source: LinkedIn | Google

🗞️ News 3: WhatsApp Upgrades Windows Desktop App & Releases ‘Groups In Common’  

Source: WhatsApp | WhatsApp

🗞️ News 4: YouTube Now Allows Apple iOS Users to Select Thumbnails for Shorts     

Source: YouTube

🗞️ News 5: [AI News] Google Bard, ChatGPT-4 and Microsoft 365 Copilot Released

Source: Google | OpenAI | Microsoft

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