You don’t have to look much further than the ubiquitous selfie to see how important photo-uploading has become to digital consumers. Today’s chart demonstrates how video uploading is approaching this kind of importance.

While nearly 3 in 4 internet users shared a photo last month, the figures for uploading videos are not far away, with almost 6 in 10 having done so. As with photos, uploading videos hits a peak among 25-34s (66% uploading a video in the past month), and tails off with age to 36% among 55-64s.

A renewed focus on video from social platforms is part of the reason, though that in turn has been helped by the spread of 4G coverage, the popularity of short-form video, and the increased quality of smartphone cameras, with mobiles being the dominant device for this activity (43% uploaded videos from their phone, compared to 25% from a PC).

The possibilities for user-generated photo content have been known for some time, but as today’s chart shows, video is not just passively engaged with. 9 in 10 internet users are consuming video clips each month, and a considerable number are creating them as well.

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Chris is a Senior Trends Analyst at GlobalWebIndex. Moving to the company in 2017 after working in publishing, he produces blogs, infographics and reports on the most pressing topics in the worlds of technology, marketing, and many others.

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