Updated: 02/27/2019 by Computer Hope

Sometimes abbreviated as YT, YouTube is a video sharing service that allows anyone to post any appropriate video or vlog; founded on February 15, 2005, by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim.

Once uploaded, other YouTube users can leave rate or leave comments about the video, as well as post a YouTube video response. Videos transferred to YouTube are converted to Adobe Flash files so all users can view the videos without having to worry about getting extra software or plug-ins. Below is an example of a YouTube video created by Computer Hope called "The YouTube Cast," which features over 500 still shots from YouTube videos.

On October 9, 2006, Google announced plans that it was purchasing YouTube for 1.65 billion dollars; a deal that later was completed.

How do I play a YouTube video?

  1. Go to the YouTube website.
  2. Type a subject into the search bar at the top of the home page.
  3. Click the video to start playing it.

If you are on a smartphone or tablet, you can also get the YouTube app to watch YouTube videos.

Play YouTube video on a loop

You can set a YouTube video to play on a loop, or automatically repeat, on a computer by doing the following.

  1. Right-click on the YouTube video.
  2. In the pop-up menu, click the Loop option.

What was the first YouTube video?

The first YouTube video, entitled "Me at the zoo," was uploaded on April 23, 2005, by Jawed Karim.

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