Lesser-Known Interesting Facts About YouTube

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Written by Vishal Bandre

Computer Engineer, Founder Factober Blogging Network.

July 5, 2020


You know everything about YouTube, Facebook, IGTV, TikTok, and so on. But, did you know what was the first video in the world? Did you know how many videos are being watched right now on Youtube?

Did you know who made the first video camera? Did you know what was the first video film? Did you know how many videos do get a share on social media every day?

Without further ado, let’s get started with top 10 facts about videos that you should know about.

Did you know how many active users watch YouTube every month?

The total number of monthly active YouTube users is 2 billion. These are the figures of 2019. Source

What are the total number of daily active users on YouTube?

YouTube is visited by on an average 30 millions active visitors each day.

How many users are there on YouTube?

YouTube has 1,300,000,000 users.

Number of videos watched every day

As per 2019, figures, 5 billion videos are watched each day on YouTube. Source

How many YouTube videos are uploaded per minute?

500 hours of video content is added to YouTube every minute.

What is first official video codec?

H.261 was the first practical video coding standard. It was developed by different companies commonly, namely Hitachi, PictureTel, NTT, BT, and Toshiba.

6 out of 10 people prefer online video platforms to live TV.

“People may be watching less television, but they don’t love video any less. As TV time goes down, time with online video goes up.” 

By 2025, half of viewers under the age of 32 will not subscribe to a pay TV service.

Where do people watch most of the videos?

In an average month, 8 out of 10 18- to 49-year-olds watch YouTube.

Did you know what is the first or oldest video ever available?

The “Roundhay Garden Scene” was the first ever video made and available today. It was a clip filmed at the Whitely Family house in Oakwood Grange Road, Roundhay Great Britain in 1888.

Did you know what was the the first YouTube video uploaded?

The first video was uploaded to the YouTube its co-founder Jawed Karim. Me at the zoo is the first video that was uploaded to YouTube. It was uploaded on April 23, 2005 at 20:31:52 PDT (April 24, 2005 at 3:31:52 UTC).

In 2015, 18 to 49 year olds spent 4% less time watching TV, while time on YouTube went up 74%.

YouTube is contributing to the video market a lot. Day by day TV traffic has been getting reduced and more and more people are switching to the YouTube or other video sharing platforms. 

On mobile alone, YouTube reaches more 18 to 49 year olds than any broadcast or cable TV network.

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