LR library module: "use as cover photo" in library does not work in LR 5.7 any more

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The option "use as cover photo" to select a representative picture as the collection titel image (which was introduced in Lightroom 5.6) does not work in Lightroom 5.7 any more (it even doesn't exist any more).

Please give me this option back. I liked it to be able to see a representative picture of the collection in the navigator window when moving the mouse over the collection list.
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Use as Cover Photo is set via the Lightroom mobile App. It does appear to be working the in the test I just performed. In the Grid view of the App, long press an image and select Set as Cover.

After syncing, Lightroom Desktop honors the setting.

I do not remember this setting being in the Desktop program. Where do you think it was located?
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it was definitely also working in the desktop version of LR 5.6.
Using the right mouse click and opening a content menu there was the entry (see also the last comments in this thread http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh... )

I would appreciate to get this feature back in my desktop version!
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I have an older machine with 5.6 installed and you are correct. It was on a Right-click context menu just above Add to Collection.
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Okay, although there seem to be not too much users having used or even known this feature, I'd very much appreciate to get it back.
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I have converted this to a feature request so it can garner votes for reinstatement.
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Having tested Lightroom mobile for Android, and experiencing that you can set the cover photo for a collection on the cell phone but not on the desktop PC, I'm not able to understand your decision to remove this feature from the LR version for desktop PC.
Why should it be more useful to set the cover photo per mobile client than on the desktop in the original collection administration?
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The feature "use as cover" works correctly in LR CC! Thank you