On the Computer

Is YouTube Social Media?

It depends on whom you ask actually. Some people use Youtube as a social media platform, subscribing to content and uploading their own videos.


Yet others, it is no different from Netflix or Prime. Simply, a place to watch content that people on other social media platforms, may have recommended. Whereas you have to be into having a social media account in order to consume things on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, YouTube users can dodge the social media side of the platform and simply watch content.

That said, it has a different set of rules than social media platforms that encourage you to scroll down even as the content is playing. You have a bit more time on youtube than three seconds to reach your viewer, which is a broader audience than the age-niche based platforms.

We know the differences between platforms and how to make your video shine depending on where it plans to show most.