App Review: YouTube


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YouTube is one of the world's most popular apps.

Kayler Olson, Staff Writer

YouTube is a video-sharing site that has been around since 2005.

The YouTube app, however, has only been available since 2014.

Created by Jawed Karim, Chad Hurley, and Steve Chen, YouTube is a great app for finding videos that interest anyone.  YouTube has over 300 hours of video uploaded every minute and a variety of video genres to watch such as gaming, cooking, comedy, art tutorials, and much more.

Nearly one and a half billion people have a YouTube account. YouTube allows its users to subscribe to channels they like, create their own channels and upload their own videos, and even like or dislike videos they watch.

YouTube runs very smoothly, but sometimes the ad placement is inconvenient. The ads aren’t very consistent; sometimes users are shown a short, skippable ad, but other times they are shown a longer unskippable ad.

Overall, YouTube is a great app that could be tweaked a bit for greater user enjoyment.