We all have been familiar with YouTube for quite a long time. Starting in 2005 and up to the current days, this giant platform has been dominating the video hosting market and became home to the top video content creators from all around the world. However, YouTube is not the only video streaming platform; there are several alternatives. You may be surprised, but they have some amazing unique features that YouTube can only dream about. Let’s talk about the best video-sharing alternatives available in 2022. 


This French video hosting service is available in 149 countries. Its main advantages are user-friendliness, especially if compared with YouTube, copyright, and censorship policies. This gives creators real freedom to express themselves and share their content with a worldwide audience. Free account users may upload a maximum of 4GB (size) and 60 minutes (length) pieces at a resolution of 1080p, meanwhile pro users don’t have these limits. As a creator, you might be wondering how to make money on Dailymotion. Content monetization is available via ads or a paywall. 


Surprisingly, this platform is older than YouTube, and in the beginning, they were extremely alike. However, with time, Vimeo changed its focus and became a rather business-oriented platform. Today, it is a virtual space used by professional artists, filmmakers, etc. to share their work. As far as it is a high-quality hosting that allows you to enjoy 4K Ultra HD clips with HDR, it has quite strict guidelines for uploading content. Most importantly, the platform is ad-free.


This one is a newcomer on the market. Its main aim was to allow Instagram users to upload videos longer than 60 sec. In the beginning, only portrait/vertical videos were allowed, but today, you are free to upload classic horizontal ones. The Discovery mechanism is YouTube-like, while the Instagram analytical algorithm normally creates a network effect that pushes your video and amplifies your reach. As a result, it expands your following.


TikTok flooded everything. These short entertaining videos are reposted all over the Internet, and you may find them on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, etc. Though brand reach and marketing campaigns are relatively low there compared to YouTube or Instagram, today, it’s TikTok that sets the trends. The key to success on this platform is to understand the audience. People come here for fun, so the better you entertain them, the brighter your future is.    


This one is a live streaming service that was launched in 2011. Initially flooded by gaming streamers, Twitch became a popular streaming platform for celebrities, performers, comedians, and other entertainers thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic. All users find it very comfortable to directly communicate with their fan communities. 

Frankly speaking, this list can be extended by a couple more positions, and it’s going to keep on growing. Despite its dominant position on the market, YouTube has several cons, which make users look for friendlier surroundings. This opens the door for new platforms and encourages them to create different and somehow better conditions for creators than YouTube may offer.