How to change YouTube cover photo from mobile on Android

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This turns out to be very practical because the mobile is where all your photos are. And it is also possible to change the profile picture on your YouTube channel on Android for this reason.

And best of all, you can change it instantly after capturing one of your liking, although you can also download it from a website if you wish.

Steps to be able to change your YouTube cover photo from your mobile

To have a successful channel it is very important to create or design a YouTube cover and you can do it using Canva. If you thought you could change it from the application YouTube, it doesn't and this is due to one of the updates it made recently. Then we will show you how you can change that cover photo from your Android phone.



  • Open the Google Chrome browser on yours Android phone.
  • You entered the YouTube web address
  • When you open your channel on YouTube, at the top right of the page you will see three points.
  • Click and several options will appear, you have to select the one that says desktop site.
  • You have to choose this option and an image will appear on your mobile, as if it were the desktop del computer.
  • Make click on the image you entered there.
  • Other options will appear, from which you have to choose the one that says the my channel and wait for it to load.
  • You will have the opportunity to customize the channel.
  • Click on it and it will appear for add a design to the channel, you have to click on it.
  • It will show you the option for upload a photo.
  • There it will show you the options to select the new one photo for your cover.

When you are on the site where the cover photo are changed on your YouTube channel, you will notice that to upload your photo it must have certain measurements and from there it allows you to make the adjustment.



Once you've selected your favorite photo, it will show you how it looks on yours Android phone, on the TV and on the computer, if you agree, you have to give the possibility to upload a photo.

What to do if you are not satisfied with the photo you have selected

If you are still not satisfied with the cover photo you just selected, don't worry, to change it you don't have to repeat from the beginning all the steps you did before. And we can do a lot with just our mobile phone, like even create or create banners for YouTube. So it's understandable that undoing this process is so easy.

You can edit it right there, just by clicking on the photo you uploaded, a pencil icon it will appear in the upper right part, when you click on it you will see two options, and these are for edit the link e change the channel design. Select the second option and you can upload another photo.


We are always used to making the changes or adjustments of the applications in the same place, but it turns out that all the Apps are updated very periodically and we do not realize what adjustments have been made by the programmer.

That's why someone needs to tell us what the changes have been and how we should make them without any problems.


All the updates are to make applications simpler and more practical, and that's what it did YouTube. But if we don't know where we can change the cover photo on the Android phone, it will seem complicated, we will get irritated and maybe we will give up making that transformation.

So, as you can see, it's very quick and easy to change the cover photo from yours Android phone. It is also very easy to download the profile picture from your YouTube channel if you want to do something else with it. And this will be the procedure or steps to follow until YouTube non will update its application.


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