YouTube is one of the biggest websites for video distribution globally. Launched in the year 2005, the original intent behind its inception was so that any user could use it to view or upload unrestricted video content. The length of the videos is no bar and now people can even live stream on YouTube. YouTube is no longer considered to be a platform for amateurs. In the year 2020, YouTube launched YouTube Shorts which allows users to make short-form content of 15 seconds or less duration. Today, we will talk about interesting facts about YouTube, YouTube Shorts and also will tell you how to download YouTube Shorts.
Some staggering numbers about YouTube
Considering how much content is uploaded on YouTube, it sure won’t be surprising for you to know that it garners nearly 4 billion hours worth of viewership per month. Every single minute, nearly 500 hours worth of video content is being uploaded on YouTube. Such is the influence of this platform, a whole new profession of ‘YouTube Content Creation’ has emerged because of it. The content creators are earning through multiple channels because of the content they create on YouTube. The money can be earned through Google’s Adsense and YouTube partner program.
Who were the founders of YouTube?
Chad Hurley, Jawed Karim and Steve Chen were all former PayPal employees and together they founded YouTube. Here is a fun fact, Jawed Karim is considered to be one of the first YouTubers. The first clip which was only 19 seconds long was uploaded by Jawed Karim in 2005. He uploaded a video titled ‘Me at the zoo’. By September 2005, an ad for Nike went viral and was the first video to gain a million views.
In fact, Nike was one of the first leading sports brands to recognize the immense potential that YouTube had for brand promotions.
So, how was the idea of YouTube conceptualized?
The three founders met at PayPal. There was not a platform where people could share and upload video, and hence the idea of YouTube was born. But the startup needed funding and hence the first investment came in the form of $11.5 million from Sequoia Capital in 2005. In May 2005 the Beta version of the site was launched and just seven months later YouTube launched its beta status in December 2005. It also was made possible due to the capital investment by Sequoia Capital which enable them to improve the bandwidth of their servers.
What is the logic behind the name YouTube?
Well, the logic behind the name is nothing mind-boggling. ‘You’ is representative of the fact that the content shared on the platform is generated but the users and ‘Tube’ is how televisions were referred to, by the older generations.
Now, what in the world is YouTube Shorts?
So, we are sure you are familiar with TikTok. The app for sharing short-form content. YouTube Shorts is quite similar to that. It allows the users to create short clips of 60 seconds or less. It is YouTube attempt to tap in to the potential of short-form content and its popularity growth rate is impressive.
Since its launch in the fall of 2020, it has been launched in 26 more countries. YouTube Shorts had a viewership of 6.5 billion every day as of March 2021. As quickly as this feature is expanding globally, the viewerships will inevitably skyrocket. Though, how Shorts will be monetized is yet to be deiced.
So, how to download YouTube Shorts?
Since there is no official option to download YouTube Shorts, you consume data every time you view Shorts. So, if you want to know how to download YouTube Shorts, keep reading.
There are many third-party apps and websites that can help you download YouTube Shorts. But if we could recommend one to you, it would be Short Downloader. Easy to use and can be used to work across multiple web browsers.
So, to download YouTube Shorts, follow these steps:
- Open YouTube on you Android device.
- Go the section ‘Shorts’.
- You will the icon for ‘Share’ and then click on ‘Copy link’.
- Then in your browser, open Short Downloader.
- In the ‘Paste Link Here’ box, paste the link you just copied.
- Search and then scroll down to see the available formats for downloading.
- Pick the format of your choice and click on download.
- Voila! You are done!
See, how easy it is!.
The Shorts video will be either be downloaded in File or in your gallery.
YouTube Shorts is going to be the next big thing in the content creation industry. Shorts are, well, short in duration and informative as well as entertaining. In case, you want to save them for offline viewing, this is the tutorial that explains you how to download YouTube Shorts.