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What Is YouTube?

YouTube is a video-sharing and social media platform that allows users to upload, view, rate, share, add to playlists, report, comment on videos, and subscribe to other users. Users can search for and watch videos of interest, including movie clips, TV show clips, music videos, educational videos, and amateur content such as video blogging and short original videos. YouTube offers features such as video recommendations based on user interests and viewing history, live streaming capabilities, and ways for video creators to monetize their content. The platform has policies in place to help protect the community and foster a responsible environment for its users, creators, and artists.

Who Uses YouTube?

YouTube users, video creators, artists, advertisers, businesses, developers.

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Reviews of YouTube

Average score

Overall
4.8
Ease of Use
4.8
Customer Service
4.2
Features
4.6
Value for Money
4.5

Reviews by company size (employees)

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5
79%
4
17%
3
4%
Stephen
Stephen
Graphic design in Nigeria
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Software, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

An entertaining platform

5.0 3 months ago

Comments: Overall, YouTube as a platform has definitely shaped my life. I've been able to watch different kinds of videos, from movies about cats to learning materials on different topics. My life has really changed due to YouTube, which is an opportunity for content creators from all over the world to reach their audiences. YouTube remains the platform I constantly turn to for entertainment, learning, and motivation, significantly changing my relationship with media and globally.

Pros:

There are so many things to like about YouTube. The variety of content is mind-blowing, from entertainment to sports to news, these content make me open my YouTube app everyday. Some features I like about the platform is the ability to download, save and like videos and the different kinds of engagement I can have with my subscribed channels. I also love the recommendation algorithm which seems to know me more than myself...haha. YouTube has so many adorable features.

Cons:

YouTube gets better with every update though one problem I have is the ads. Sometimes the ads are long and most times it interrupts me when I'm watching a video. I would really like for YouTube to update this so that ads won't display in the middle of videos.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Design, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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Youtube is a great platform for us

5.0 last month New

Comments: Youtube is great. I have been using it for many years and it is easy to use. One most focus on video quality and editing but once its up its great.

Pros:

I love the ease of use when uploading videos and looking at the analytics.

Cons:

Sometime the places where ads are played is not within ones control. Understanding how to work ads can be a little daunting.

Nkosinathi
Account management in South Africa
Marketing & Advertising, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

YouTube experience review

3.0 2 months ago New

Comments: Great for educational purpose but hard to distinguish between true information and promotional information meant to pay the creator

Pros:

Educational Accessible Allows you to connect with ordinary and extra ordinary people

Cons:

Recreation of Tutorials that share the same general information instead of sharing even more detailed information for assistance.

Dirk
Certified Mater Inspector CEO in US
Real Estate, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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The way I see YouTube

5.0 3 weeks ago New

Comments: Easy to upload and maintain a social standing

Pros:

It is real life and real amateurs trying to impress

Cons:

There is some really dumb annoying videos that aren't worth watching and commercials that are adult-minded, not kid-friendly, or altogether scary. I won't let my children watch YouTube unsupervised because of that.

GUHAN
freelancer in India
Marketing & Advertising, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Youtube is inclusive

5.0 last month New

Comments: I've been on youtube for more than 6 years at this point with north of 140,000 endorsers, and man it is perfect. I love the wonderful way they deal with the local area, and work on a large number of days. It's the best programming for you assuming that you're fixated on recordings like me. You can track down recordings about any point that strikes a chord.

Pros:

I believe that for a long time lower than 10, YouTube Children is ideal, however it truly is an instructive stage where children can feel included! They can associate with others like them! I'd say you ought to truly ensure your child doesn't observe over 60 minutes, yet it truly is perfect. In the event that a youngster understands left about race, orientation, sexuality, ubiquity, clothing style, dreams, or truly anything, they can track down comfort on YouTube! It's actually quite great! My child has watched a man called Imprint Rober and presently needs to be a researcher when he grows up! I encourage you to endorse your child to get YouTube. It will help! Furthermore, I neglected to add, you can remark on recordings, which I'm not good with my children doing, yet I saw that you can hinder remarking as well as enjoying recordings! Truly, the POVs have assisted my child with seeing new points of view. YouTube is motivating.

Cons:

Eventually, loathes are a measure for how content is performing. Now that this data is stowed away from watchers, there's no need to focus on heading out traffic to your channel — it's tied in with gaining from criticism and making changes to better yourself and your channel