YouTube is an American video-sharing website, headquartered in San Bruno, California, United States. Here are few interesting yet less known YouTube facts:

  1. The world’s most popular video-sharing website YouTube was cofounded by the three former PayPal employees – Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim – on 14 February 2005.
  2. YouTube originally began its life as an online video dating site dubbed ‘Tune In Hook Up’ which was influenced by HotorNot.
  3. The domain name was registered on Valentine’s Day in 2005.
  4. Me at the zoo – The very first video on YouTube from one of the co-founders Jawed Karim, uploaded on 23 April 2005.
  5. In October 2006, Google has bought an 18-month-old video-sharing website YouTube for $1.65 billion.
  6. Do you know you can view the “YouTube Charts” at any time to see continually updated information about what’s popular?
  7. Despacito by Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee is the most viewed video on Youtube with over 5.9 billion views. (S)
  8. Over 2 billion logged-in users visit YouTube each month. Surprisingly, that’s almost one-third of all people on the Internet. (S)
  9. Today, one billion hours of videos are being watched on Youtube every day, that’s generating billions of views. (S)
  10. More than half of YouTube views come from mobile devices. (S)
  11. Today, YouTube is localized in over 100 countries and can be accessed in 80 different languages. (S)
  12. As of March 2015, creators filming in YouTube Spaces have produced over 10,000 videos which have generated over 1 billion views and 70+ million hours of watch time.(S)
  13. As of July 2016, YouTube has paid out two billion dollars to rightsholders who have chosen to monetize claims since Content ID first launched in 2007.(S)
  14. YouTube has more than 50 million active reference files in its Content ID database, making it the most comprehensive in the world. (S)
  15. YouTube is localized in more than 100 countries and can be accessed in 76 different languages.(S)
  16. Incredibly, the Royal Wedding of Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle live stream was viewed 11.2 million times while live. (S)
  17. YouTube is popular on TV screens too, over 150 million hours of YouTube watchtime per day on TV screens alone. (S)
  18. YouTube Brandcast was received well by the audience, reaching over 700 million views across all episodes.(S)
  19. YouTube has 1.8 billion monthly logged-in users as of March 2018.(S)