All You Tube users can upload videos up to 15 minutes each in duration.
Users who have a good track record of complying with the site's Community Guidelines may be offered the ability to upload videos up to 12 hours in length, as well as live streams, which requires verifying the account, normally through a mobile phone.
The vast majority of its videos are free to view, but there are exceptions, including subscription-based premium channels, film rentals, as well as You Tube Red, a subscription service offering ad-free access to the website and access to exclusive content made in partnership with existing users.
As of February 2017 According to a story that has often been repeated in the media, Hurley and Chen developed the idea for You Tube during the early months of 2005, after they had experienced difficulty sharing videos that had been shot at a dinner party at Chen's apartment in San Francisco.
The You Tube site had a page that allowed supported browsers to opt into the HTML5 trial.
You Tube videos are available in a range of quality levels.