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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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

Drawings include:
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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5’11” | 1.80 m
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Given Name
Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg
Birthday
October 24, 1989

Drawings include:
Pewdiepie front, front (pose), side (outdoor)

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YouTube Video - 1080p
Illustrated dimensions of YouTube 1080p Videos measured with height, width, and format information

1080p YouTube Videos are the new standard HD resolution for the platform that is recommended for viewers and creators alike. 1080p videos, while once rare, are now an accessible balance of high definition quality, reliable download speed, ease of uploading, and supported by most devices today.

YouTube 1080p Videos have a height of 1080 px and width of 1920 px for an aspect ratio of 16:9.

Comparison chart illustrating the YouTube 1080p Video size compared to other standard video sizes
1080p YouTube Videos are the new standard HD resolution for the platform that is recommended for viewers and creators alike. 1080p videos, while once rare, are now an accessible balance of high definition quality, reliable download speed, ease of uploading, and supported by most devices today.

YouTube 1080p Videos have a height of 1080 px and width of 1920 px for an aspect ratio of 16:9.

Comparison chart illustrating the YouTube 1080p Video size compared to other standard video sizes
YouTube Video - 1080p
Height:
1080 px
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1920 px
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Aspect Ratio
16:9
Resolution
1080p
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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): 8 Mbps (Standard); 12 Mbps (High)

Bitrate (HDR): 10 Mbps (Standard); 15 Mbps (High)

Duration: 12 hrs (max)

Print Sizes: 26.66” x 15” | 67.7 x 38.1 cm

File Size
128 GB (max)
Company
YouTube

Drawings include:
YouTube Video (1080p) interface mockup; size comparison

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YouTube Banner (Channel Art) - TV
Comparison illustration of YouTube Banner sizes for TV compared to Channel Art on other computer devices

YouTube Channel Art is a cover allows users to incorporate art into their channel page. When viewed on a TV, YouTube Banners stretch to maximize the screen size—which is the largest threshold for the size of the Channel Art image. When users click through your YouTube videos and to your channel, the channel cover can be a deciding aspect to them being on your page longer and watching more videos. YouTube Channel Art can be personalized to match the content aesthetic within a user’s videos or brand.

YouTube Banners, or YouTube Channel Art, for TV displays, have a height of 1440 px and width of 2560 px for an aspect ratio of 16:9. YouTube Channel Art supports JPG and PNG formats with a maximum file size of 6 MB.

YouTube Channel Art is a cover allows users to incorporate art into their channel page. When viewed on a TV, YouTube Banners stretch to maximize the screen size—which is the largest threshold for the size of the Channel Art image. Channel covers can personalized to the content within a user’s videos

YouTube Banners, or YouTube Channel Art, for TV displays, have a height of 1440 px and width of 2560 px for an aspect ratio of 16:9. YouTube Channel Art supports JPG and PNG formats with a maximum file size of 6 MB.

YouTube Banner (Channel Art) - TV
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1440 px
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2560 px
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16:9
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72 ppi (screen)
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Formats: JPG, PNG

Print Sizes: 35.56” x 20” | 90.3 x 50.8 cm

File Size
6 MB (max)
Company
YouTube

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YouTube Banner (Channel Art) for TV interface mockup

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YouTube Ads - Display Ads
Illustrated dimensions of YouTube Display Ads measured with height and width

YouTube Display Ads are ads that appear to the right of the video and above list of video suggestions. These types of ads features a still image. Larger video players might display the ad below the video player. Clicking on the ads leads the user to another website or landing page.

YouTube Display Ads have a heights of either 60 px or 250 px and width of 300 px for respective aspect ratios of 5:1 or 1.2:1. Display Ads support JPG, PNG, and GIF formats with a maximum file size of 150 KB.

YouTube Display Ads are ads that appear to the right of the video and above list of video suggestions. These types of ads features a still image. Larger video players might display the ad below the video player. Clicking on the ads leads the user to another website or landing page.

YouTube Display Ads have a heights of either 60 px or 250 px and width of 300 px for respective aspect ratios of 5:1 or 1.2:1. Display Ads support JPG, PNG, and GIF formats with a maximum file size of 150 KB.

YouTube Ads - Display Ads
Height:
60, 250 px
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300 px
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1.2:1 (Standard); 5:1 (YouTube Reserve)
Resolution
72 ppi (screen)
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Formats: JPG, PNG, GIF 

Duration: 30 seconds (max)

Platform: Desktop

Print Sizes: 4.17” x 3.47” | 10.6 x 8.8 cm; 4.17” x .83” | 10.6 x 2.1 cm (short)

File Size
150 KB (max)
Company
YouTube

Drawings include:
YouTube Ads (Display Ads) interface mockup

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