The most popular video-sharing website on the Internet. Anyone may post videos to YouTube, and they can choose to make them public or private. Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim established it in 2005, and Google paid $1.65 billion US dollars to purchase it the following year (2006). YouTube is another another Internet sensation that has seen stratospheric development similar to that of Amazon, Yahoo!, Google, and Facebook. Within a few of years, YouTube had reached the point where it streamed 25 petabytes (quadrillion bytes) of material every single month. YouTube is a platform that allows users to upload and share videos with their friends and family, in addition to serving as a showcase for amateur and professional filmmakers alike. It is a venue for everyone who wants to make a statement and has instructional films on every topic. In addition, YouTube has developed into a significant platform for political statements. According to the research conducted by the media company TubeMogul, more than two billion people watched films featuring Barack Obama and John McCain during the 2008 presidential campaign. YouTube’s Various Formats Videos from YouTube may be broadcast from millions of different locations if the necessary code is included in a website or blog. YouTube will transform all 4:3 footage to a letterboxed 16:9 wide screen aspect ratio once it has been uploaded. YouTube is compatible with a broad range of video formats. Flash video was formerly the preferred video output, but HTML5 eventually became the default. Flash video is no longer supported. YouTube Music, YouTube Red, and YouTube Premium In 2015, YouTube introduced YouTube Red, a premium subscription service that removed advertisements and included music videos. Red was rebranded as YouTube Premium in 2018, at which time it also began offering its own original content. Despite the fact that the music is still available via YouTube Premium, the music service has been split off and is now sold separately.