This afternoon Facebook provided us with new statistics on their video product. Most significant is that over 2 billion videos are viewed each month. Additionally, over 20 million videos are uploaded each month from Facebook’s user base, which is nearing 500 million users.
This number contrasts with the more than 2 billion videos that are viewed on YouTube every single day. Granted, Facebook is not developed for the sole purpose of viewing videos and the photos application is still the company’s most successful application.
However it’s clear that Facebook continues to grow dramatically. Also, serving up any multiple of a billion videos in any period of time can be no easy feat. While we’d imagine Facebook’s video product to continue growing by leaps and bounds, it is still a significant distance behind YouTube.
We’ll be sure to post more statistics as we receive them!