With YouTube celebrating its 17th anniversary this month the American online video sharing and social media platform has evolved over the years.

Last year September saw the platform launch YouTube Shorts a way for content creators to create shorter videos of 15 to 30 seconds, similar to its competitors.

Over two billion viewers visit the Google entity per month. It is still known to be the destination for premium videos generating revenue of $19.3 billion.

A hand full of influencers and content creators have emerged and found their fame using the platform, with Instagram only launching in 2010, YouTube had been providing a place to share videos five years prior.

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