YouTube's Founders Create Mixbit a new way to create and share web video

12.08.2013 18:12

MixBit™, a new way to create videos together.

The MixBit app and website helps people create videos together. The app lets you record, edit and publish videos as short as one second or as long as an hour—right from your mobile device. The MixBit site is also the first site that lets users collaborate with each other and remix videos uploaded by the community.

About the MixBit product

The MixBit app and website are brought to you by Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, co-founders of YouTube. We have always been passionate about video. We started YouTube to make it easy for everyone to share videos. Now we want to help people make great videos.

The MixBit website is a community of creators. We believe everyone has something interesting to say. We give people fun, intuitive tools to help them tell stories together. We think video should be a living, breathing entity and that creativity is a collaborative process. More than simply capturing brief moments in time, we help people bring stories to life.


  • The MixBit app is currently available on iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch). Android is coming soon!
  • Visitors to can make their own videos without shooting original content by remixing video clips they find on the site.
  • Videos are recorded in multiple clips as long as 16 seconds each. A finished video can include as many as 256 clips, for about an hour in total length.
  • Clips are stored as independent elements for easier editing and remixing, but play as one seamless video.
  • Edit at any time - even after your video has been published. You can also save an unfinished video for later and manage multiple video projects at once.

Watch the MixBit Promo Video - See what it can do

The MixBit app lets you record, edit and publish videos as short as one second or as long as an hour – right from your mobile device. is also the first video site that lets users collaborate with each other and remix content uploaded by the community.

I’ve always been passionate about video. It’s the most powerful way to express yourself, reach others and bring your ideas to life.

When we built YouTube, we wanted to help people share their videos with each other and the world. Eight years later, people now upload 100 hours of video to YouTube every minute.

Today we want to remove the barriers to video creation. That means giving people intuitive and flexible recording and remixing tools so it’s easier than ever to tell meaningful stories through video. It means inventing new ways to encourage and enable people to collaborate with each other. And it also means exploring new approaches to identity, such as letting people upload videos without forcing them to sign up. is a community of creators: people who want to record and share pieces of their lives and the things they love—concerts, favorite foods, trips to new places, or just hanging out with friends and family—as well as filmmakers, citizen journalists and everyone in between. MixBit is also for people who enjoy playing with video in order to create something new and unexpected. And of course—MixBit is for people who like cat videos.

That’s our vision. We want to encourage more creativity and set people and their content free. Today’s release is the first step in that direction. More will come in time. Meanwhile, if you have questions or feedback, you can reach us at And be sure to send your videos our way on Twitter or Facebook.