Youtube is an online video sharing platform created by founders Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim. Launched and founded in 2005, the site slowly gained traction as hub for up and coming viral videos. Sold to Google in 2006, Youtube is now the second most popular site in the world, and is the go-to site for social bloggers, watchers, businesses, and conspiracy enthusiasts alike. On average, there are over 500 hours of video content uploaded to YouTube every minute.

What is YouTube used for?

YouTube is a free platform used to search and watch videos, create personal YouTube channels, and upload videos. YouTube users can also like, comment, and share videos, subscribe to other channels and users, as well as create playlists organizing videos and groups together. YouTube can be used to discover new topics, watch music videos, comedy shows, how to guides, recipes, and hacks.

What is YouTube TV?

YouTube TV is a streaming service, separate from YouTube, that includes live TV from more than 70 broadcast, cable, and regional sports networks. It features live sports, DVR with no storage space limits, and is able to have 6 accounts for 1 price. YouTube TV can be watched from your phone, tablet, computer, or TV.

When was YouTube created?

YouTube was created on February 14, 2005 in San Mateo, California in the United States. It was created by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim. The first YouTube video was uploaded by the site’s founder, Jawed Karim on April 23, 2005. Currently, YouTube has more than 23 million channels and 5 billion videos are watched daily.

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YouTube Ads - Overlay Ads
Dimensioned layout drawing of YouTube Overlay Ads labeled with height and width

Overlay Advertisements on YouTube are semi-transparent images or text that appear above the current video being played. YouTube Overlay Ads will appear in the lower part of the video frame (bottom 20%) and are often perceived as less intrusive to the overall experience. Overlay advertisements are typically static and are less expensive for advertisers to purchase.

YouTube Overlay Ads have a height of either 60 or 90 px and widths of 468 or 728 px respectively. These respective sizes have aspect ratios of 7.8:1 and 8.09:1. YouTube Overlay Ads support JPG, PNG, and GIF formats with a maximum file size of 150 KB.

Overlay Advertisements on YouTube are semi-transparent images or text that appear above the current video being played. YouTube Overlay Ads will appear in the lower part of the video frame (bottom 20%) and are often perceived as less intrusive to the overall experience.

YouTube Overlay Ads have a height of either 60 or 90 px and widths of 468 or 728 px respectively. These respective sizes have aspect ratios of 7.8:1 and 8.09:1. YouTube Overlay Ads support JPG, PNG, and GIF formats with a maximum file size of 150 KB.

YouTube Ads - Overlay Ads
Height:
60, 90 px
Width:
468, 728 px
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Aspect Ratio
7.8:1; 8.09:1
Resolution
72 ppi (screen)
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Formats: JPG, PNG, GIF
Platform: Desktop

Print Sizes: 6.5” x .83” | 16.5 x 2.1 cm; 10.11” x 1.25” | 25.7 x 3.2 cm

File Size
150 KB (max)
Company
YouTube

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YouTube Ads (Overlay Ads) interface mockup

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YouTube Video - 2160p (Maximum)
Dimensioned layout drawing of YouTube 2160p Video labeled with height, width and upload details

2160p YouTube Videos are the maximum video resolution format available on the platform. As implied by being the maximum available quality, 2160p videos provide the sharpest possible details, colors, and speed and should be watched on TVS or monitors with 2160p capabilities.

YouTube 2160p Videos have a height of 2160 px and width of 3840 px for an aspect ratio of 16:9. 2160p videos are the maximum file resolutions that can be uploaded and shared on YouTube.

Comparison chart illustrating the YouTube 2160p Video size compared to other standard video sizes
2160p YouTube Videos are the maximum video resolution format available on the platform. As implied by being the maximum available quality, 2160p videos provide the sharpest possible details, colors, and speed and should be watched on TVS or monitors with 2160p capabilities.

YouTube 2160p Videos have a height of 2160 px and width of 3840 px for an aspect ratio of 16:9. 2160p videos are the maximum file resolutions that can be uploaded and shared on YouTube.

Comparison chart illustrating the YouTube 2160p Video size compared to other standard video sizes
YouTube Video - 2160p (Maximum)
Height:
2160 px
Width:
3840 px
Length:
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Aspect Ratio
16:9
Resolution
2160p (4k)
Weight:
Area:

Formats: MOV, MPEG4, MP4, AVI, WMV, MPEGPS, FLV, 3GPP, WebM, DNxHR, ProRes, CineForm, HEVC

Frame Rates: 24, 25, 30, 48, 50, 60 FPS

Video Codec: H.264 progressive (recommended)

Audio Codec: AAC-LC (recommended)

Bitrate (SDR): 35-45 Mbps (Standard); 53-68 Mbps (High)

Bitrate (HDR): 44-56 Mbps (Standard); 66-85 Mbps (High)

Duration: 12 hrs (max)

Print Sizes: 53.33” x 30” | 135.5 x 76.2 cm

File Size
128 GB (max)
Company
YouTube

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YouTube Video (2160p) interface mockup; size comparison

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jacksepticeye
Set of illustrations of jacksepticeye in various poses dimensioned with overall height

Jacksepticeye is a famous YouTuber and online personality. Born in Ireland in 1990 as Seán William McLoughlin, he started uploading videos to YouTube in 2012, where he gained a popular following. Known for his vlogs and his comedic playthrough videos, he amassed 4 million subscribers by 2016. He has embarked on other ventures, signing a deal to produce exclusive content for Twitch.tv, and becoming a regular on the video gaming circuit. In May 2018, Sean uploaded a video of he and Ryan Reynolds playing the Deadpool video game together. He is in a relationship with Dutch YouTuber Gab Smolders.

jacksepticeye has a height of 5’10” (1.78 m).

Jacksepticeye is a famous YouTuber and online personality. Born in Ireland in 1990 as Seán William McLoughlin, he started uploading videos to YouTube in 2012, where he gained a popular following. Known for his vlogs and his comedic playthrough videos, he amassed 4 million subscribers by 2016.

jacksepticeye has a height of 5’10” (1.78 m).

jacksepticeye
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Given Name
Seán William McLoughlin
Birthday
February 7, 1990

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jacksepticeye front (formal), side (posing), front (crouching)

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Pewdiepie
Collection of drawings of Pewdiepie measured with overall height

Pewdiepie is a Swedish internet personality. Born in Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg in 1989, he registered for a YouTube account in 2010, and became known for his Let’s Play videos, usually featuring playthroughs of games such as Minecraft and Call of Duty. From 2012 to 2012, his YouTube channel was the fastest growing, rocketing from 3 million subscribers to just under 19 million. In 2015, he released his own video game, PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist. He is considered one of the most popular online personalities, and is very popular with younger viewers.  In 2016, Time magazine listed him as one of the top 100 most influential people.

Pewdiepie has a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

Pewdiepie is a Swedish internet personality. Born in Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg in 1989, he registered for a YouTube account in 2010, and became known for his Let’s Play videos, usually featuring playthroughs of games such as Minecraft and Call of Duty.

Pewdiepie has a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

Pewdiepie
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Given Name
Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg
Birthday
October 24, 1989

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Pewdiepie front, front (pose), side (outdoor)

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YouTube Thumbnail Images
User interface drawing of YouTube Thumbnail Images with measured dimensions and sizes

YouTube Thumbnail Images are images that represent any uploaded video within the YouTube interface. The thumbnails are seen in a user’s feed of videos and also on the side of videos for more browsing. A thumbnail image can be a chosen frame from the video, but can also be customized. It should represent the content inside the video and attract users to click on the video.

YouTube Thumbnail Images have a height of 720 px and width of 1280 px for an aspect ratio of 16:9. YouTube Thumbnail Images support JPG, PNG, BMP, and GIF formats with a maximum file size of 2 MB.

YouTube Thumbnail Images are images that represent any uploaded video within the YouTube interface. The thumbnails are seen in a user’s feed of videos and also on the side of videos for more browsing. A thumbnail image can be a chosen frame from the video, but can also be customized.

YouTube Thumbnail Images have a height of 720 px and width of 1280 px for an aspect ratio of 16:9. YouTube Thumbnail Images support JPG, PNG, BMP, and GIF formats with a maximum file size of 2 MB.

YouTube Thumbnail Images
Height:
720 px
Width:
1280 px
Length:
Depth:
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Resolution
72 ppi (screen)
Weight:
Area:

Formats: JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF 

Print Sizes: 17.78” x 10” | 45.2 x 25.4 cm

File Size
2 MB (max)
Company
YouTube

Drawings include:
YouTube Thumbnail Images interface mockup

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