Popular Video Sharing Sites & Apps

Discover and share great video content using these platforms

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Whether you’re a professional filmmaker, a casual vlogger, or just somebody who likes to take short, home video clips on your phone, there’s a video sharing option for everyone. Most of us know YouTube is at the top of the list, but there are a lot of other great video sharing sites and apps worth checking out.

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YouTube

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What We Like
  • Videos can show up in Google search results.

  • Lots of variety.

  • Large community.

What We Don't Like
  • Lots of ads.

  • Commenters can be toxic.

YouTube is the number one place to go on the web for video sharing. In terms of content variety, there are no limits. Starting your own channel gives you the freedom to do whatever you want, including the opportunity to build your own community of viewers and subscribers. You can also attract more viewers by making use of keyword tags in videos and titles, which often help videos show up in both Google search and YouTube search results.

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Vimeo

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 Vimeo

What We Like
  • Large community of professional creatives.

  • No advertisements.

  • 360 video support.

What We Don't Like
  • Less traffic than YouTube.

  • Capped maximum upload limits.

  • It's not free.

Vimeo is arguably the second-largest video sharing site on the web, right behind YouTube. Its community is largely made up of professional filmmakers, musicians, animators, and others wishing to share their art. A couple different paid account options are available for artists who are serious about sharing their work and getting their name out. Some find the Vimeo community is also friendlier than YouTube since lots of people there are professionals.

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Snapchat

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 Snapchat

What We Like
  • Messages "self-destruct" after a short period.

  • Lots of filters.

  • Simple interface.

What We Don't Like
  • Some find it addictive.

  • Images don't always disappear.

Snapchat is a popular app that allows you to chat with your friends through images and videos. Once you send that image or video to someone, it automatically deletes a few seconds after the recipient views it. This “self-destruct” feature is part of what makes Snapchat so appealing.

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Vevo

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What We Like
  • Large collection of music videos.

  • YouTube integration.

What We Don't Like
  • You can't create or upload your own videos.

Lastly, there’s Vevo—a platform integrated with YouTube to bring you personalized entertainment and music videos. If you’ve ever searched for a song or professional recording artist on YouTube, you’ve probably noticed most top results bring you to a Vevo video. Although you can’t really create and upload your own videos on Vevo, you can most definitely create your own account or download any of the mobile apps to discover new music content whenever you want.