Tout Android thumbnail pick, gain loss iOS

tout1Tout, a real-time video publishing platform,  updated the Android app with the ability to update thumbnails.

In one way, it is a better method than on iOS in that you can set the thumbnail before you upload the video. On iOS the video auto publishes with a random often not so great thumbnail. Then when you have time you can go back into the app and update it.

You choose the thumbnail from your video tout2timeline or a still from your gallery on the phone, another Android only feature.

On the other hand you can’t update the thumbnail for videos uploaded though the web interface or change the thumbnail once the video is uploaded from the Android app, which you can do on iOS.

But it is an ok trade off for quick publishing. I would rather know the video has the right thumbnail before I upload it, rather than auto publishing with an almost always poor thumbnail selection and getting back to it later after it has had its 15 minutes of fame.

Start editing the thumbnail in the Android app of Tout by clicking on the picture icon in the caption edit field after your clips have been trimmed and placed in order.

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