YouTube: 35 hours of video uploaded every minute

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YouTube has announced the latest upload data; every minute that passes, over 35 hours of video is uploaded to the video sharing website. In other words, YouTube gets over 50,400 hours (2,100 days worth) of new video content every day.

The milestone comes eight months after the company announced back in March that 24 hours of video were being uploaded to YouTube every minute. YouTube is attributing the spike to the following reasons:

  • The time limit for videos uploaded by users increased by 50 percent from 10 to 15 minutes.
  • The upload file size increased over the last few years by more than 10x to 2GB via the site's standard uploader.
  • Mobile phones have improved dramatically in how quickly and easily they upload videos to YouTube.
  • More companies are integrating YouTube APIs to support uploading from outside of the website (Call of Duty: Black Ops, for example, allows gamers to record and share video footage from within the game).

So what's next? The company is challenging its community to upload 48 hours of video every minute. Given the exponential growth pictured in the graph above, we expect the site will hit that milestone early next year.


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