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 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
Length:
Depth:
Aspect Ratio
7.8:1; 8.09:1
Resolution
72 ppi (screen)
Weight:
Area:

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

Drawings include:
YouTube Ads (Overlay Ads) interface mockup

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YouTube Ads - Skippable Video Ads
Illustrated dimensions of YouTube Skippable Video Ads measured with height and width

Skippable YouTube Ads are advertisements that appear before, after, or during, your selected video and give the option to be skipped after 5 seconds of playing. Similar to bumper ads, users can select to mix Skippable Ads with bumper ads back to back.

YouTube Skippable Video Ads have a height of 360 px and widths of either 480 or 640 px for an aspect ratio of 4:3 and 16:9 respectively. YouTube Skippable Video Ads support AVI, ASF, MOV, MP4, and MPEG formats with a maximum file size of 1GB.

Skippable YouTube Ads are advertisements that appear before, after, or during, your selected video and give the option to be skipped after 5 seconds of playing. Similar to bumper ads, users can select to mix Skippable Ads with bumper ads back to back.

YouTube Skippable Video Ads have a height of 360 px and widths of either 480 or 640 px for an aspect ratio of 4:3 and 16:9 respectively. YouTube Skippable Video Ads support AVI, ASF, MOV, MP4, and MPEG formats with a maximum file size of 1GB.

YouTube Ads - Skippable Video 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: 12 secs to 3 mins (skippable after 5 secs)

Platform: Desktop, Mobile, TV, Game Consoles

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

File Size
1GB (max)
Company
YouTube

Drawings include:
YouTube Ads (Skippable Video Ads) 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
Width:
Length:
Depth:
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 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
Width:
300 px
Length:
Depth:
Aspect Ratio
1.2:1 (Standard); 5:1 (YouTube Reserve)
Resolution
72 ppi (screen)
Weight:
Area:

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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YouTube Video - 1440p
User interface drawing of YouTube 1440p Video with measured dimensions, sizes, and details

1440p YouTube Videos are a new high quality standard for videos as the resolution is not being supported by a larger spectrum of affordable computer monitors and television sets. 1440p videos on YouTube generally focus on content that can benefit from high resolutions such as nature, travel, cooking, or any detail oriented topic.

YouTube 1440p Videos have a height of 1440 px and width of 2560 px for an aspect ratio of 16:9.

Comparison chart illustrating the YouTube 1440p Video size compared to other standard video sizes
1440p YouTube Videos are a new high quality standard for videos as the resolution is not being supported by a larger spectrum of affordable computer monitors and television sets. 1440p videos on YouTube generally focus on content that can directly benefit from higher resolutions imagery.

YouTube 1440p Videos have a height of 1440 px and width of 2560 px for an aspect ratio of 16:9.

Comparison chart illustrating the YouTube 1440p Video size compared to other standard video sizes
YouTube Video - 1440p
Height:
1440 px
Width:
2560 px
Length:
Depth:
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Resolution
1440p (2k)
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): 16 Mbps (Standard); 24 Mbps (High)

Bitrate (HDR): 20 Mbps (Standard); 30 Mbps (High)

Duration: 12 hrs (max)

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

File Size
128 GB (max)
Company
YouTube

Drawings include:
YouTube Video (1440p) interface mockup; size comparison

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