Press Release: YouTube announced that it has just launched localised versions in Nepal,Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
This launch provides Internet users in those countries with a more tailored YouTube experience to find high quality local content so they can be informed, entertained, educated and
inspired by content for their own culture and language, while continuing to access the wide array of content on the
worlds largest online video platform. Now, users visiting the YouTube homepage from those countries will
be able to see videos and playlists that are popular in their countries in their local languages and domains.
With over 1 billion monthly users worldwide, YouTube is the worlds largest online video sharing community,
and is now available in 88 countries locally, as well as in 76 global languages, including in Nepali, Urdu, and
Sinhalese. Starting today, visitors to YouTube from each respective country will see their country-specific
YouTube site by default: for instance, users from Pakistan will now see the YouTube Pakistan site in Urdu
when they visit the YouTube homepage, with playlists of trending and recommended videos popular in
Pakistan. Viewers can now more easily find content that is beloved in their own countries, and discover more
relevant local content on the worlds largest and most diverse video sharing community. This launch will also
provide more people from Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka the chance to share their own stories and videos
with the rest of the world.
“We aim to provide an even more tailored YouTube experience by launching versions that are optimised for
Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. We also hope that this will pave the way for the work of local creators,
personalities, and musicians to shine on the worlds largest and most vibrant video community,” said a
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