How do I change my social share image?

You've likely spent a lot of time and effort creating the perfect interactive video, so now you’re looking to share your incredible video with the world!

Sharing videos on social media is a great way to increase exposure and engagement of your video and brand! To ensure your video doesn’t get overlooked, optimize the social share image of your video to stand out and maximize views.

Let's go ahead and break down the following:

1. What a social share image is
2. Why social share images are important

3. Mindstamp social card preview
4. How to edit your interactive video’s social share image on Mindstamp

5. How to view your video’s social preview

What is a social share image? 

A social share image, as the name suggests, is a small thumbnail image that shows you what your video or post will look like when shared on social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter

Below is an example of a social card preview that displays how your video will look on social media, including your video’s social share image (aka thumbnail), video title, and share message.

Why are social share images important?

The social share image will act as the first impression for your viewer. With so much content being published every day, you need to take every opportunity to make your content stand above the rest. 

In some cases, this might mean tailoring your content for each respective social site you plan to publish on to ensure your video is resonating with the target audience on each platform.

How to edit your social share image on Mindstamp

Mindstamp is an interactive video platform that allows you to turn your ordinary videos into interactive experiences that increase viewer engagement and retention. 

Before sharing your Mindstamp videos on social media, you can optimize the post to maximize views by changing the video’s title, changing the share message, and changing the video thumbnail directly from the Mindstamp interface.

Let’s walk through the steps of editing your videos' social share settings:

Step 1.

First, pull up your Mindstamp interface.

Step 2.

Next, find the “Videos” tab at the top, or use the “Quick Links” video tab to access your videos.

Step 3.

Click on the video you wish to edit and click “Edit Settings” to access your video’s settings. 

Step 4.

You can edit both your “Video Title” and ”Video Share Message”. Make sure to click “Save” once you’ve entered your desired changes. 

Step 5.

After saving, find the “Design” tab, to the right of your video, to change your video’s thumbnail image.

Step 6.

From there,  you’ll click on the “Thumbnail + Play Button” in the left sidebar.

Step 7.

Here is where you’ll be able to either drag and drop the thumbnail image file into the box or browse your computer files to upload your video’s new thumbnail image. 

Step 8.

After uploading your desired image, click “SAVE DESIGN” and your new thumbnail will be saved and ready to go!

*DISCLAIMER: For Mindstamp’s interactive features to work effectively, you’ll need to embed or share the full-screen link. Unlike website videos, social media videos must be uploaded rather than embedded. As a result, Mindstamp interactive videos on social media cannot function like embedded videos and will not allow users to interact with them. However, there are a few workarounds to sharing your interactive video content on social media

How to view your video’s social preview

Now that you’ve edited your video’s social share settings, let's walk through the steps to see what your video's social preview will look like to your viewers! 

Step 1. 

Before previewing your video you'll need to make sure it's published. Open your video (Follow steps 1 and 2 from above). Then navigate to the “Publish” tab to the right of your video and click it to publish your video!

Step 2. 

Next, find the “Share” tab to the right of your video.

Step 3. 

From there, you can copy the share link URL in the box, or click “Copy Share Link” to copy your video’s share link to your clipboard. 

Step 4: 

Then, navigate to and enter the link you previously copied in the box. 

Step 5:

Hit the arrow and your social preview will be displayed! 


Need additional support?

If you are having any trouble editing your social share image in Mindstamp or have any additional questions, please be sure to check out our help center

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