number of videos on youtube

An average person can spend their lifetime trying to watch all the videos that have been uploaded on YouTube. Are you wondering how many videos are there on YouTube? Well, as of February 2020, the users or the content creators uploaded more than 500 hours of video every minute. That means 30,000 hours of content every hour or 720,000 hours of video every day.

The amount of content that has been uploaded on YouTube has changed drastically. This is because of the increase in the hunger of consumers to consume online content.

The most engaging content you produce, the more subscribers you’ll have. That will, in turn, increase your earnings.

How Many Videos Are There On YouTube?

Let’s take a look at the data below

June 2007 6hrs


January 2009


May 2009


March 2010


November 2010


May 2011


January 2012


May 2012


May 2013


November 2014 300hrs
July 2015


May 2019 500hrs
February 2020 500hrs


The data shows the hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute from June 2007 to February 2020. The total content uploaded every minute grew by 40% between 2014 and 2020.

Did you know not getting any views lowers your visibility on YouTube? Thus, to get more views, you must market your channel.

In short, you cannot look at YouTube as a whole to calculate how many videos the platform has. But if you’re curious about how many videos a channel has, let’s find out.

How to see the number of videos uploaded by a YouTube channel?

The majority of successful YouTubers and brands have hundreds of videos on their channel. You can look at the number of videos they have uploaded by filtering.

To look at their number of videos. You can search the channel name and filter the search to “channel.”

The total number of videos that the particular channel has will be shown next to the subscriber count.

·       Desktop

You can go to the channel, play all of their videos by clicking “videos” and then “play all.”

After you’re done playing all of the videos, there will be a playlist containing all the videos from the channel. You’ll be able to witness the total number of videos under “uploads from xyz.”

For instance, If you click to play all on a channel named “Let’s look at Guides.” You’ll see “Uploads from Let’s look at Guides, Let’s look at Guides- 1/350” on top of the playlist.

It means the particular channel has 350 videos in total.

·       Phones

Step 1: Open the YouTube app.

Step 2: You can just search for the channel name on the search bar.

You’ll be able to see the total number of videos the channel has uploaded.

How many videos can you have on YouTube?

The answer to this question is simple; it’s unlimited. You can have an unlimited number of videos on your channel. YouTube doesn’t have a limit to how many videos you can upload.

There’s a channel called “CODblackopsPS.” It makes gaming videos. The channel has uploaded more than 1,000,000 videos.

Not able to see some of your videos on YouTube?

Oftentimes you will not be able to see some of your videos because of the privacy settings. In that case, most probably, you’ve set your videos to private or unlisted.

If your video is private or unlisted, you won’t be able to see it as a normal user. But if you have signed in to your account, you’ll be able to see it on your channel dashboard. Others can only see the video if they have the link to the particular private video.

This is also one of the reasons why it is impossible to have an exact estimate of the total number of YouTube videos.

How to see all the videos on your YouTube channel?

To look at all your videos, you’ll have to access them from “Your Videos.” Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to access “Your Videos.”

Step 1: Head over to Sign in.

Step 2: Click the three vertically aligned lines on the left side.

Step 3: Select “Your Videos.”

It will navigate to your channel content. You’ll be able to see all of your uploaded videos.

If you’re using a mobile device, you can access your videos by:

Step 1: Open the YouTube app. Sign in if required.

Step 2: Tap on “Library.” Located at the bottom right.

Step 3: Tap on “Your Videos.”

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You’ll be able to access all your videos on your phone now.


Knowing the exact number of videos that exist on YouTube is impossible. Hopefully, by following the provided methods, you’ll be able to look at the number of videos your favorite channel has uploaded. You can even find out the number of videos you have uploaded on YouTube.