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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Pewdiepie
811000
5’11” | 1.80 m
October 24, 1989
Pewdiepie
180.000
1989.00
811000
3D
Pewdiepie
360 px
480, 640 px
YouTube Ads - Bumper Ads
12.700
22.600
455
3D
YouTube Ads - Bumper Ads
60, 250 px
300 px
YouTube Ads - Display Ads
2.100
10.600
210
3D
YouTube Ads - Display Ads
360 px
480, 640 px
YouTube Ads - Non-Skippable Ads
12.700
22.600
5
3D
YouTube Ads - Non-Skippable Ads
60, 90 px
468, 728 px
YouTube Ads - Overlay Ads
3.200
25.700
155
3D
YouTube Ads - Overlay Ads
360 px
480, 640 px
YouTube Ads - Skippable Ads
12.700
22.600
5
3D
YouTube Ads - Skippable Ads
Varies
Varies
YouTube Ads - Sponsored Cards
105
3D
YouTube Ads - Sponsored Cards
423 px
1546-2560 px
YouTube Banner - Computer Devices
14.900
54.500
93000
3D
YouTube Banner - Computer Devices
1440 px
2560 px
YouTube Banner - TV
50.800
90.300
93000
3D
YouTube Banner - TV
800 px
800 px
YouTube Profile Picture
28.200
28.200
6900
3D
YouTube Profile Picture
720 px
1280 px
YouTube Thumbnail Images
25.400
45.200
22400
3D
YouTube Thumbnail Images
1080 px
1920 px
YouTube Video - 1080p
38.100
67.700
460
3D
YouTube Video - 1080p
1440 px
2560 px
YouTube Video - 1440p
50.800
90.300
205
3D
YouTube Video - 1440p
2160 px
3840 px
YouTube Video - 2160p
76.200
135.500
235
3D
YouTube Video - 2160p
240 px
426 px
YouTube Video - 240p
8.500
15.000
75
3D
YouTube Video - 240p
360 px
640 px
YouTube Video - 360p
12.700
22.600
100
3D
YouTube Video - 360p
480 px
854 px
YouTube Video - 480p
16.900
30.100
65
3D
YouTube Video - 480p
720 px
1280 px
YouTube Video - 720p
25.400
45.200
105
3D
YouTube Video - 720p
5’10” | 1.78 m
February 7, 1990
jacksepticeye
178.000
1990.00
399000
3D
jacksepticeye
YouTube Banner (Channel Art) - Computer Devices
User interface drawing of the sizes of YouTube Banners (Channel Art) for Computer Devices with measured dimensions and sizes

YouTube Banners are the equivalent of a website homepage or Facebook cover image and their sizes vary across various computer device formats. Also known as Channel Art, Banners stretch horizontally across the top of a YouTube channel page. A YouTube Banner is a way to make a great first impression. The banner should serve as a representation of the user and their video content.

YouTube Banners, or Channel Art, for Computer Devices, have a height of 423 px and widths that stretch between 1546-2560 px for aspect ratios from 16:9 (safe) to 6.05:1 (max). YouTube Channel Art for Computer Devices support JPG and PNG formats with a maximum file size of 6 MB.

Comparison illustration of YouTube Banner sizes computer devices compared to Channel Art on the TV
YouTube Banners are the equivalent of a website homepage or Facebook cover image and their sizes vary across various computer device formats. Also known as Channel Art, Banners stretch horizontally across the top of a YouTube channel page. A YouTube Banner is a way to make a great first impression.

YouTube Banners, or Channel Art, for Computer Devices, have a height of 423 px and widths that stretch between 1546-2560 px for aspect ratios from 16:9 (safe) to 6.05:1 (max). YouTube Channel Art for Computer Devices support JPG and PNG formats with a maximum file size of 6 MB.

Comparison illustration of YouTube Banner sizes computer devices compared to Channel Art on the TV
YouTube Banner (Channel Art) - Computer Devices
Height:
423 px
Width:
1546-2560 px
Length:
Depth:
Aspect Ratio
16:9 (safe); 6.05:1 (max)
Resolution
72 ppi (screen)
Weight:
Area:

Formats: JPG, PNG
Desktop/Mobile Minimum: 1546 x 423 px

Tablet: 1855 x 423 px

Desktop Maximum: 2560 x 423 px
Print Sizes: 21.47” x 5.88” | 54.5 x 14.9 cm

File Size
6 MB (max)
Company
YouTube

Drawings include:
YouTube Banner (Channel Art) for Computer Devices interface mockup

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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).

Size comparison drawings of Pewdiepie comparing the heights of other related media personalities
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).

Size comparison drawings of Pewdiepie comparing the heights of other related media personalities
Pewdiepie
Height:
5’11” | 1.80 m
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Weight:
Area:
Given Name
Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg
Birthday
October 24, 1989

Drawings include:
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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YouTube Video - 240p (Minimum)
Dimensioned layout drawing of YouTube 240p Video labeled with height, width and upload details

240p YouTube Videos are the lowest quality form of video content on the platform. Most likely only viewed if a user's internet connection is slow or problematic, 240p videos can provide a general impression of a video without any of the clarity in details, speed, or color that higher resolutions provide.

YouTube 240p Videos have a height of 240 px and width of 426 px for an aspect ratio of 16:9. 240p videos are the minimum file resolutions that can be uploaded and shared on YouTube.

Comparison chart illustrating the YouTube 240p Video size compared to other standard video sizes
240p YouTube Videos are the lowest quality form of video content on the platform. Most likely only viewed if a user's internet connection is slow or problematic, 240p videos can provide a general impression of a video without any of the clarity in details, speed, or color of higher resolutions.

YouTube 240p Videos have a height of 240 px and width of 426 px for an aspect ratio of 16:9. 240p videos are the minimum file resolutions that can be uploaded and shared on YouTube.

Comparison chart illustrating the YouTube 240p Video size compared to other standard video sizes
YouTube Video - 240p (Minimum)
Height:
240 px
Width:
426 px
Length:
Depth:
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Resolution
240p
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)

Duration: 12 hrs (max)

Print Sizes: 5.92” x 3.33” | 15 x 8.5 cm

File Size
128 GB (max)
Company
YouTube

Drawings include:
YouTube Video (240p) interface mockup; size comparison

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

YouTube Bumper Ads are in-feed advertisements that must be viewed before the selected video can be played in its totality. Bumper ads are designed to last for up to 6 seconds. Clicking a Bumper Ad may take you to the partner site or to their YouTube Channel.

YouTube Bumper Ads have a height of 360 px and width of either 480 px or 640 px for respective aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. YouTube Bumper Ads support AVI, ASF, MOV, MP4, and MPEG formats with a maximum file size of 1 GB.

YouTube Bumper Ads are in-feed advertisements that must be viewed before the selected video can be played in its totality. Bumper ads are designed to last for up to 6 seconds. Clicking a Bumper Ad may take you to the partner site or to their YouTube Channel.

YouTube Bumper Ads have a height of 360 px and width of either 480 px or 640 px for respective aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. YouTube Bumper Ads support AVI, ASF, MOV, MP4, and MPEG formats with a maximum file size of 1 GB.

YouTube Ads - Bumper Ads
Height:
360 px
Width:
480, 640 px
Length:
Depth:
Aspect Ratio
4:3; 16:9
Resolution
360p, Wide 360p
Weight:
Area:

Formats: AVI, ASF, MOV, MP4, MPEG 

Frame Rate: 30 FPS

Video Codec: H.264, MPEG-2, MPEG-4

Audio Codec: MP3, AAC

Duration: 6 seconds (max)

Platform: Desktop & Mobile

Print Sizes: 8.89” x 5” | 22.6 x 12.7 cm

File Size
1 GB (max)
Company
YouTube

Drawings include:
YouTube Ads (Bumper Ads) interface mockup

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