How to set a Featured Image

There are two ways to set a featured image in the mobile apps, via the Post Settings panel or directly from an image block’s settings.

Post Settings

On iOS

From the app dashboard, click on Blog Posts or Site Pages and select either the page or the post you want to add a featured image to. Once you have the page or the post open, you can click on the ellipse menu at the top-right corner of the screen and then on Post Settings.

Post Settings in WordPress for iOS app

Then, tap on the Set Featured Image tab.

Set Featured Image in WordPress for iOS app

If this is the first time you are doing it, the app will ask you for permission to access your media library. Select the option you want and after that you will see the images from your device.

WordPress for iOS app photos permissions

On Android

From the app dashboard, click on Blog Posts or Site Pages and select either the page or the post you want to add a featured image to. Once you have the page or the post open, you can click on the ellipse menu at the top-right corner of the screen and then on Post Settings.

Post Settings in WordPress for Android app

Then, tap on the Set Featured Image button.

Set Featured Image in WordPress for Android app

If this is the first time you are doing it, the app will ask you for permission to access your media library. Select the option you want and after that you will see the images from your device.

WordPress for Android app photos permissions

Image Block

With the latest version of the Android app, it’s possible to set any image as featured directly from the post editor if the image has been added to the editor via the image block.

To set an image as featured via the image block, tap on the block and then tap the cog icon to access the block’s settings. Here, you’ll find a Set as Featured button that can be tapped to set the image as featured.

After the image has been set as featured, a temporary confirmation notice will display at the top of the screen and a new Featured banner will overlay the block.

It’s also possible to remove an image as featured via the image block’s settings.