Popular Video Sharing Sites & Apps

Discover and share great video content using these 6 platforms

There’s nothing quite like watching a great video online. Most of us know that YouTube is at the top of the list, but there are a lot of other great video sharing sites and apps that are worth checking out.

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.

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Photo © YouTube

Of course, 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 YouTube 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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Photo © Vimeo

is arguably the second largest video sharing site on the web, right behind YouTube. The Vimeo community is largely made up of professional filmmakers, musicians, animators and other people 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 people find that the Vimeo community is also friendlier than YouTube since lots of people on Vimeo are professionals.

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Photo © Justin.tv

Need to live stream something? Justin.tv is a good option for that. Lots of people use this video sharing site to stream presentations or events to a large audience anywhere in the world. There’s a free account option and a Pro account option for those that need broadcast regularly. And unlike a lot of other video sharing sites that just include a comment section beneath each video, Justin.tv has a chatroom box so that viewers can discuss what’s going on during the broadcast.

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Photo © Factyle

Cinemagram actually lets you create a cross between an image and a video except there’s no option to turn on the sound. With the app on your Android or iOS device, you’re asked to film a short video of something. After that, you can use your finger to paint on the area of the video that you want to be animated. In other words, the end result is a still image that has a small section (or several sections) animated from the original video. It’s essentially a GIF image. Neat, right?

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Photo © Snapchat, Inc.

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 will automatically be deleted a few seconds after the recipient views it. This “self-destruct” features is part of what makes Snapchat so appealing. You can film videos up to 9 seconds long. Once you’ve filmed a video, you can select one or more contacts for it to be sent.

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Lastly, there’s Vevo –- a separate platform that’s 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 already noticed that 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.