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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

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4
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3
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Rachid
Rachid
Sales executive in United Arab Emirates
Verified LinkedIn User
Banking, 1,001–5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Youtube review

5.0 last month New

Comments: I use YouTube for a long time,all this time there are always developments that help convey contents with a good audiovisuel quality.

Pros:

You can find in YouTube Multiple contents,ideas,and creativity

Cons:

The least thing I like on YouTube is this shorts videos.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Hospital & Health Care, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

The universal media app

5.0 last week New

Pros:

I like that most of YouTube'a features are available for free, that the streaming quality is good (as long as your internet connection is good), the auto captions are accurate >75% of the time, time stamps and transcripts are available to make it easier to find the exact topic or moment in a video to save time, and it's easy to share videos or video clips through multiple modes (e.g. via copy link, text, email, WhatsApp, Pinterest, Facebook, etc.).

Cons:

The auto captions are not accurate if the speaker in the video has a lisp or other speech impediment; AI-generated ads (falsely presenting a celebrity as the spokesperson) are allowed into the feed; and explicitly inappropriate content is allowed (e.g. indecent body exposure).

Tibor
Tibor
Media Producer in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Entertainment, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

YouTube for everyone

3.0 last year

Comments: YouTube is a great way to share videos to a global audience, it is easy to use with great additional tools but be aware of their strict policies on what content and videos are allowed to be posted, best to have a license or rights and be able to show.

Pros:

YouTube is easy to use, with it's drag and drop function anyone can easily post videos, they do the conversions themselves. They also have basic editing tools to enhance your video. YouTube is a widely accepted video sharing service and well known world wide giving users the ability to have an audience from just about anywhere. We also liked it's very detailed analytic tools that users can get very detailed information on where visitors are viewing their video, age, gender, even what interests visitors have.

Cons:

Very strict and restrictive on allowing the kind of posts, sometimes even remove videos that are free to share by anyone without providing rights for posting. They also don't have a direct customer support option, most problems are handled by FAQs or community support sites.

Garry
Garry
CEO in Seychelles
Verified LinkedIn User
Telecommunications, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

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Royal history

5.0 4 months ago

Comments: My overall experience as been very good. Its is east to upload and use the studio. As well as find a community.

Pros:

Everybody used youtube so it's easy for me to find my community. The studio as easy to use straight off the bat.

Cons:

I find the censorship and copyright to be confusing. I know of a few youtubers who have been cancelled with no reason. So I feel its not a long term place to be. I also feel I must create a backup plan for when I get cancelled. I feel cancel culture as gone too far

Atul
freelancer in India
Computer Software, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

why I like YouTube

5.0 last month New

Comments: Everything is almost fine on YouTube, there is nothing bad in it, we get good and bad things, we get knowledge and wisdom which is a very good thing, we also get news from outside the country and the world.

Pros:

I like watching shorts on YouTube the most, which I like very much, which in 15 minutes gives you news from many countries and the world, which is a very good thing and but also the thing is that we people scroll. -While doing the video, I don't even know the time which is not good i think, that's all, thanks.

Cons:

One thing I did not like on YouTube is that when I click on the logo of our channel, there are a lot of options like download and history, there are options for all this, there are options for switch account, I think maybe press one click on channel logo it should be open direct YouTube channel.because I am also YouTube creator. Thanks