When was YouTube founded?

YouTube was founded on February 14, 2005, by three former PayPal employees: Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim. The site was originally intended to be a video dating service, but it quickly evolved into a platform for sharing all sorts of videos. YouTube was acquired by Google in November 2006 for $1.65 billion.

Here are some of the milestones in YouTube’s history:

  • February 14, 2005: YouTube is founded.
  • April 23, 2005: The first YouTube video, “Me at the Zoo,” is uploaded by Jawed Karim.
  • May 2005: YouTube launches in public beta.
  • November 2006: YouTube is acquired by Google for $1.65 billion.
  • December 2005: YouTube officially launches.
  • July 2006: More than 65,000 videos are being uploaded to YouTube every day.
  • February 2007: YouTube reaches 100 million unique visitors per month.
  • October 2007: YouTube reaches 1 billion views per day.
  • November 2008: YouTube launches YouTube TV, a live streaming service.
  • February 2009: YouTube reaches 1 billion registered users.
  • November 2010: YouTube launches YouTube Music, a music streaming service.
  • February 2011: YouTube reaches 1 billion hours of video watched per day.
  • December 2012: YouTube launches YouTube Red, a premium subscription service.
  • February 2014: YouTube reaches 2 billion unique visitors per month.
  • June 2015: YouTube launches YouTube Kids, a version of the site for children.
  • February 2017: YouTube reaches 1 billion hours of video watched per day in 4K.
  • March 2018: YouTube reaches 2 billion registered users.
  • February 2019: YouTube reaches 1.9 billion unique visitors per month.
  • June 2020: YouTube reaches 3 billion unique visitors per month.
  • February 2023: YouTube reaches 4 billion unique visitors per month.

YouTube has become one of the most popular websites in the world. It is used by people of all ages to watch a wide variety of videos, including music videos, movies, TV shows, educational videos, and more. YouTube is also a popular platform for creators to share their own videos and make money from advertising.

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