Option to pass custom thumbnail while uploading a video to Twitter through REST API

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#1

Hi,

Is there an option to pass a custom thumbnail when we upload a video to twitter using the REST API(s)?

I am unable to find any such indication in the below pages.
https://dev.twitter.com/rest/reference/post/media/upload-chunked
https://dev.twitter.com/rest/public/uploading-media#chunkedupload

Such a option would give the users more flexibility to customize their posts.

Regards
Ganesh


#2

Hi @adobeganesh - thanks for the suggestion - there’s currently no way to do this in the API, but we’ll take this onboard!


#3

Hello, just wondering if there is an update on this being available in the API?


#4

No, there’s nothing in the API to enable custom video thumbnails to be set. I believe this may be possible in the Media Studio tool - this is a business-oriented product and does not have an API available.


#5

Ok, thank you.


#6

Hello @andypiper,

As per the source Video Thumbnails , it is clear the we can upload custom thumbnail to video. Can you please confirm if the same can be achieved from Rest API or we need to call ads-api.twitter.com for tor attaching thumbnail. If yes, please help how can we get account_id for POST call…

Thanks in advance…


#7

This is only available to advertising partners via the Ads API. If you have a valid use case for the Ads API, you can apply for access to the program via this page.