It would be useful to be able to know whether an entity's thumbnail was set via the share_thumbnail() API method, or not. Scripts that share thumbnails between entities may want to detect if a thumbnail was updated manually already, and if so, choose not to override that via an automated sharing method. It may also be useful to be able to tell if a thumbnail has been shared with other entities, as you may want to update the other records that share the thumb in case it is updated at some point.
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