It seems that YouTube will soon be completely dominated by mobile devices. In fact, according to new statistics from Google, its YouTube service has seen a huge increase in the number of people who view the site on their small mobile screens. In fact, nearly 40 percent of all YouTube traffic is now made up of mobile devices.
This is a huge improvement over last year’s numbers. In fact, Google went on to say that only 25 percent of its traffic came from mobile devices last year. If you go back to 2011, only 6 percent of the traffic came from these handheld devices. This shows a huge jump in traffic from mobile devices in just a two-year span.
Of course, YouTube has been investing in its mobile experience for a long time now. To start with, this was only seen on Android devices. Now, however, this focus has even been moved to iOS devices so that everyone can enjoy YouTube on the go.
Experts say that services like YouTube are perfect for people on the go. Most of the videos that people watch on YouTube are short. Some are just a few seconds, and others are a few minutes. What they get is a bit of entertainment while they are waiting in line or eating lunch. It is perfect for people who do not have time to sit down and enjoy other forms of entertainment during their busy day.
YouTube is looking for more ways to expand its mobile service. Most recently, it has been experimenting with the ability to watch movies offline. This makes it easy for people to enjoy YouTube even when there is no Wi-Fi available and when they do not want to use data from their mobile data plans. This service involves downloading select videos while Wi-Fi is available so that the user can view it later.
Of course, Google is not the only company that has seen a huge jump in the number of its mobile users. Take Facebook, for example. The social media site recently said that it gets about 819 million mobile users every month. This is about 73 percent of its total 1.15 billion user base. It seems that people simply can no longer wait to update their Facebook pages until they get home. They have to tell people what they are doing, and they have to tell them when they are doing it.