About YouTube

Launched in May 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.

YouTube is a Google company.

  • Getting Started

    Getting Started

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

  • Community Guidelines

    Community Guidelines

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

  • Brand Guidelines

    Brand Guidelines

    Guidelines for using the YouTube name and logo.

  • Contact

    Contact Us

    Find contact information for our various departments.

  • Careers


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

  • Merchandise


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