About YouTube

Founded in February 2005, YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. See our company Timeline for more information on our Company History.

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Getting Started

We've put together a step-by-step guide to get you starting on YouTube.

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YouTube Essentials

A list of the essential YouTube tools and features that help you view, discover, share, personalize, and upload videos.


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Community Guidelines

Read up on our guidelines for participating in the YouTube community.

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Contact Us

Find contact information for our various departments.


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Careers

Want to work at YouTube? Check out our careers page to hear from current employees and find available positions.

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Merchandise

Sunglasses, T-shirts, backpacks—we've got a whole online store filled with YouTube merchandise for your purchasing pleasure.

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