Featured image placement options

This is my first post here. To start with here is a simple question where google failed me.

What does the featured image options in a blog post YAML metadata achieve in Hugo Academic theme?

Where do you see this option? Your question lacks context.

Thanks. I have added the context in the original post.

By itself it does nothing.

Which theme are you using?

Thanks for being patient. I am starting out building a site with Hugo Academic theme.

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