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10 Facts You Need to Know About YouTube

Isn’t it time that you hit the 'record' button? Everyone knows that video consumption is growing in the world of social media. 

A forecast by Cisco predicts that global internet traffic from videos will make up 80% of all internet traffic by 2019. With this information, it would be crazy not to consider using video within your social media strategy. 

“The ‘play’ button is becoming the most compelling call-to-action on the web.” - Andrew Angus

You probably already know that YouTube is the most popular video hosting service on the Internet. It is a fantastic channel to post content to educate and attract your customers.

But how much do you actually know about this social media giant? Here are 10 facts you may not have known... 

  1. YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world, while Google is first
  2. It is available in 88 countries and 76 languages
  3. Over 1.5 billion monthly active users (equivalent to approximately ⅓ of the internet), slightly behind Facebook at 2 billion users
  4. 25 - 44 year olds watch the most YouTube videos
  5. Male users are 62% while females users are 38%
  6. Over 500 hours of video are uploaded every minute
  7. 41% of video uploads are within the People and Blogs category
  8. 1 billion hours of YouTube are watched per day
  9. 40% of YouTube views come from mobile devices
  10. People typically spend 40 minutes on YouTube per sitting - the highest amount of time compared to other social media platforms

Interesting, right? Let us know how many facts you actually knew via @ThriveHQ!

All facts are compiled from Filmora’s 2017 YouTube infographic, below.

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10 Facts You Need to Know About YouTube