SAN MATEO, Calif. – May 10, 2006 – YouTube, a consumer media company for people to watch and share original videos through a Web experience, today launched a service that allows people to upload videos directly from their mobile phones and PDAs to the YouTube Web site.
There has been an explosion of mobile devices that capture high quality video. Now, people can share important experiences as they happen and where they happen—breaking news can be uploaded immediately, bands can share tour footage with their fans from the road, and curiosities captured can be viewed across the globe instantly.
"Helping our members share their experiences on YouTube anytime and anywhere furthers our goal of providing the best video experience on the Internet. We continue to listen to our users, taking their feedback and building innovative features into the site," said Steve Chen, CTO, YouTube.
Uploading and sharing video is easy, and requires the following:
YouTube members can create a mobile profile from any PC here: http://www.youtube.com/mobile. Once the profile is set up, members who have a cell phone equipped with a video camera can simply send that content via email to YouTube, where it is immediately published into their profile and shared with family and friends.