Stop Youtube Displaying Thumbnails After Video Ends

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After my review video ends on my site, the youtube video area displays thumbnails of 50 different videos that I DONT want customers to click away on. How do I remove this feature? Anyone have a code snippet?

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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    I've seen an embedded YT video that doesn't have that in the end. I forgot the url but can you do a 'view code' and see the code? Or can this be encrypted?
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  • Profile picture of the author jamescanz
    I'd like to know how to stop displaying those thumbnails myself.

    I don't know of any code snippets to do that ... but a way to almost get "around it" is to add a "blank space" of video after your video ends.

    I have used this before where I said ... "Okay that's all, be sure to check out the link in the description!"

    Meanwhile I would keep the camera on to let them know there was nothing else to see.

    It doesn't completely stop your thumbnails from showing up but most people usually aren't going to wait an extra 20 seconds to see what happens. Meanwhile you can even throw in a CTA picture in that time frame if you like.

    Just a little trick I learned a little while back.
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    • Profile picture of the author Captain Kent
      but you know that little trick is kind of a very nice trick to have though! thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author HKSEO Jonbones
    I would like to know this as well
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
      Insert "rel=0" into the code snippet after the URL.
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      • Profile picture of the author Lisha5684
        Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

        Insert "rel=0" into the code snippet after the URL.
        Yep. This is it, except you also need to add the & symbol first. If your youtubevideo url is "youtube.com/embed/50P009YtAD8?feature=player_detailpage"

        Just add &rel=0 to the end like this:

        "youtube.com/embed/50P009YtAD8?feature=player_detailpage&rel=0"
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      • Profile picture of the author realnetworker
        Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

        Insert "rel=0" into the code snippet after the URL.
        If you are using the embed code that YouTube offers when you click on the embed link under the video on YT, there are a few boxes you can check or uncheck before you copy and paste the embed code. One of the boxes says: Show relevant videos when video ends. (or something like that) Make sure you UNCHECK that box before you copy the embed code. The snippet "rel=0" gets added automatically as soon as you uncheck the box
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  • Profile picture of the author Martin Lee Jr
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  • Profile picture of the author retsced
    You can go here VTubeTools - Custom youtube embed players with parameters like playlist, autoplay, loop, bb code and customize any youtube video of your choosing.
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  • Profile picture of the author moneymakerway
    I have a solution for you!
    Just go to annotations for your video
    and create pause annotation.

    Add this annotation at the end of your video
    and set a pause time!
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  • Profile picture of the author mervp
    Thanks to Evans and Lee for providing a solution to one of IM life's accused problems.
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  • Profile picture of the author eagleflux
    i dont think you can do that..
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  • Profile picture of the author franktwin
    Wow I was looking on how to do this too... we have some very intelligent Warrior Members here.... Kudos and thanks for the insights!
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  • Profile picture of the author bgx
    If the video is from youtube uncheck "Show suggested videos when the video finishes" or if it's your own playlist then Edit - mouse over each video shows +Introduction - Create text introduction- write Thanks
    for watching - save- put it as final video.
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    • Profile picture of the author jp2265
      Originally Posted by bgx View Post

      If the video is from youtube uncheck "Show suggested videos when the video finishes" or if it's your own playlist then Edit - mouse over each video shows +Introduction - Create text introduction- write Thanks
      for watching - save- put it as final video.
      I always use the YouTube option.. uncheck "Show suggested videos when the video finishes"
      Simple thing. Most of you guys are very bright. Am I missing something here???
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      • Profile picture of the author bgx
        Originally Posted by jp2265 View Post

        I always use the YouTube option.. uncheck "Show suggested videos when the video finishes"
        Simple thing. Most of you guys are very bright. Am I missing something here???
        Weird. If you uncheck it won't appear thumbnails at the end.
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      • Profile picture of the author WillR
        Originally Posted by jp2265 View Post

        I always use the YouTube option.. uncheck "Show suggested videos when the video finishes"
        Simple thing. Most of you guys are very bright. Am I missing something here???
        Correct... and all that option does is adds or removes the "rel=0" code from the end of the embed url.
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  • Profile picture of the author JeniferStarr
    Great question and one that I've been wanting to tackle. So glad you asked and thanks for all the great answers! Will make video blogging much better for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevinhoss
    Thanks for the great tip Daniel.
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    • Profile picture of the author Marty S
      I understand your concern about this, but to me IF you are offering the best content and value in your niche there should be little concern about losing traffic to competition. In fact, it can help your channel once a viewer sees for themselves how lousy your competition is. (And believe me, most Youtube competition is lousy!)

      In spite of this however, one of the best things you can really do in this regard is to

      create your own related video links

      at the end of each video. Given that the reality anyway is that most viewers won't even reach the end your video anyway (check your drop off rate in analytics). for those that do, you can keep them within your own channel at least by always usurping Youtube links with your own. This also really helps when other bloggers embed your videos, basically providing links back to your Youtube channel.

      The tactic is described in this video tutorial here:

      And here is a sample of one of my cooking video tutorials where I always have links going back to my channel:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSoTYcPeFk4
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