Youtube, the most popular video content streaming website has announced in a blog that it has achieved a big milestone – 1 Billion hours of Youtube Videos being viewed by its viewers every day.

In a blog post Youtube announced that

A few years back, we made a big decision at YouTube. While everyone seemed focused on how many views a video got, we thought the amount of time someone spent watching a video was a better way to understand whether a viewer really enjoyed it. It wasn’t an easy call, but we thought it would help us make YouTube a more engaging place for creators and fans. And last year, we hit a big milestone on that journey: people around the world are now watching a billion hours of YouTube’s incredible content every single day!

This achievements comes as a part of the plans from Youtube to update its algorithm that enables users to see more quality content on Youtube and its recent strategy to crackdown on the 30-sec Youtube ads which are unskippable.

Also Read: Youtube will stop 30-sec unskippable ads.

Let’s put that in perspective. If you were to sit and watch a billion hours of YouTube, it would take you over 100,000 years. 100,000 years ago, our ancestors were crafting stone tools and migrating out of Africa while mammoths and mastodons roamed the Earth. If you spent 100,000 years traveling at the speed of light, you could travel from one end of the Milky Way to the other (and you wouldn’t age a day!). And if you searched for 100,000 years on YouTube, you’d find a really killer KISS track.

Cristos Goodrow, VP of engineering at YouTube added

We have already seen Youtube growing day by day and becoming the most popular video streaming platform and this numbers also support this fact. This numbers are surely expected to increase with the live broadcast and 360 degree features for Youtube Creators. This also poses a threat on the Television viewership and Youtube is all set to surpass it. Tell us what you think about the ever-increasing popularity of Youtube in the comments section below.