YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California, United States. The service was created by three former PayPal employees Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim in February 2005. This is all what you see on Wikipedia! 😉

But, this is something that you’ll never think of. The number you are going to know is very much greater and everyone in 2012 got surprised seeing what people love! This was nearly three-fourth of the population of the world. But, how did this happen? Many of them don’t even have a network! You’ll get all your answers, with that great number, why that number and everything you need to know. Just keep reading! 🙂

Its about 2012. A video went hit in first week. Progressively, this went superhit and finally it took the record of highest seen video ever! This was not only won by counting views over the world, but it also stopped the YouTube views counter meter! This forced YouTube to upgrade itself as it never thought of getting so many views before.

What is the highest number of views YouTube can count for a single video?

Yeah! This was the paragraph you must be waiting for.

This number is: 9,223,372,036,854,775,808  😐

Yes, you heard right! Its 9,223,372,036,854,775,808! Oh Noooo… Won’t this Crush YouTube???? 🙂 No, this won’t. This is only the highest number of views a single video can gain!

Historic change of YouTube: 2012

YouTube is popularly divided into two types:

  1. Before Gangnam (Before 2012)
  2. After Gangnam (After 2012)

The video I’m talking about is the Gangnam video which is most seen video in this world! This video changed the rules of YouTube!

Actually, before 2012, YouTube was just 32-bit website which didn’t allowed the highest number of views to go above 2,147,483,647! This was the number on which YouTube realized to make a change in it after the record breaking video of Gangnam was published. Surprising, isn’t it? Want to see that video? Watch the video here>>

This video’s view counter has been reset by YouTube on 2013 so that people can see it!

This even made YouTube to announce the upgradation they had, in a special way. They wrote a Google+ post for it. Read that post here!

2012 YouTube Announcement

These were the words of YouTube just after the record was broken!

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