YouTube is a platform where you can watch millions of videos from all over the world. Whether these videos are podcasts, reviews, or even reactions, YouTube has something for everyone. However, some content creators go a step further and make their videos longer. If you’re looking for videos that are longer than several hours, you’re in luck, because we’ve rounded up ten of the longest videos currently on YouTube. Please note that these may not be the longest videos on YouTube, but we try to limit the scope to entries that have entertainment value. Somehow, we suspect that a clock counting down from 70 hours, one second at a time, would not be very pleasant.
10. The longest 5 seconds on YouTube.
If you’ve ever wanted to see a five-second excerpt that stretches into a 19-hour thrill ride, check out this video from The Slow Mo Guys. As their chosen name suggests, these two men like to film some crazy activities in slow motion, like jumping in a water balloon, getting hit in the face with a soccer ball, and shooting at a newton’s cradle. “YouTube’s 5 Longest Seconds,” which was released in 2016, extends a clip from his “Glass Explosion at 343,000 fps!” where they heat up a glass measuring cup and blow up its handle with just a stream of water. Although the buildup of this explosion is quite long, the devastating effect alone is worth looking at.
9. I counted to 100,000!
The following video comes from Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson, a YouTuber who is famous for popularizing stunt videos on the platform. However, Donaldson didn’t go viral until 2017, after posting a video of him counting to 100,000. The video was originally 40 hours long, but Adobe only allows videos up to 24 hours, so parts of it go fast forward. Still, the fact that Donaldson committed to the bit for so long is a testament to his dedication as a content creator. While this video was undoubtedly difficult to make, it was worth the risk as it put Donaldson on the map.
8. 24 Hour Challenge Family Fun Challenge / That YouTub3 Family The Adventurers
In 2019, a family of YouTubers called That YouTub3 Family – The Adventurers posted a video in which they filmed themselves for 24 hours over the course of a weekend. Much of this video shows the family’s everyday activities, such as eating, playing video games, and opening fan mail. This may be disappointing for some subscribers, as the family’s other videos involve them engaging in crazier activities, like riding roller coasters or staying in a haunted hotel. But the “24 Hour Family Fun Challenge” is still great if you want to live vicariously through this family for a weekend, or rather 24 hours on a weekend.
7. I drew Pewdiepie for 24 hours straight | ZHC
Artist ZHC made a 24-hour video in 2019 where he drew another famous YouTuber named PewDiePie. The fact that ZHC can draw for so long without hesitation is a testament to his talent and commitment. He gets help from his girlfriend, but most of the work on display is his. ZHC even listened to the same PewDiePie song throughout the video, which certainly helps him get in the right mindset during the project. What’s even better is that PewDiePie reviewed ZHC’s drawing in one of his videos, and he liked it! Click here if you want to see ZHC’s reaction to this review.
6. I played GTA 5 for 24 HOURS RIGHT! (World Record Challenge)
YouTuber Bloo (not to be confused with FaZe Clan’s Bloo) shared a video in 2021 where he played grand Theft Auto V, either GTA 5 in short, with your friends for 24 hours. This video is a taste of everything you can do in GTA 5 as Bloo engages in heists, extreme racing and riding a motorcycle up a mountain. A highlight of this video occurs when Bloo was being chased by a UFO. It’s definitely a treat for fans of GTA 5. Who knows, maybe Bloo and his friends will make another video where they play. GTA 6 for 24 hours straight?
5. Longest video on Youtube (24 hours)
This next video was posted in 2010 and comes from jtpfreak. This channel is known for vlogs and experiment videos. What sets “YouTube’s Longest Video (24 Hours)” apart from the usual jtpfreak content is that it features absurd comedy scenes like puppet shows and newsreels involving a dog. There are still some documentary-style clips of a peacock in a zoo and a local band performing. But for the most part, this video is made up of silly parts. If you like that kind of humor, then this video is for you. The internet’s busiest music nerd Anthony Fantano aka theneedledrop even makes a cameo!
4. PLAYING FORTNITE FOR 24 HOURS! *World record*
Kwebbelkop, one of Bloo’s friends who appeared on his twenty-four hour show. GTA 5 video, released his own 24-hour Let’s Play four years earlier, this time playing Fortnite. Like Bloo, Kwebbelkop strives to play fortnite for twenty-four hours and, surprisingly, you can stay awake during the entire process. One of the most entertaining parts occurred when Kwebbelkop tried to shoot the enemies while they were building a fort. Despite the fact that he takes breaks several times during the recording, Kwebbelkop had enough footage for twenty-four hours. His team doesn’t get many wins for much of the video, but it’s still a fun watch for fans of Fortnite.
3. PLAY MINECRAFT FOR 24 NEXT HOURS!
Despite the fact that “PLAY MINECRAFT FOR 24 NEXT HOURS!” is another 24-hour Let’s Play video on this list, what makes it different from the others is that the YouTuber known as UnspeakableReacts is asleep for most of the video. Released in 2018, the first hour features UnspeakableReacts doing the typical Minecraft activities like wolf taming and tree felling, but then puts his headphone jack on digging commands as he falls asleep. The rest of the video is UnspeakableReacts digging a tunnel while he sleeps, which is a fun thought in itself. if you are a Minecraft fan and you want to see someone dig a tunnel for twenty-three hours without even being awake, then you should definitely watch this video.
2. 1 Year Jungle Survival Challenge – Full Videos – World’s Longest Video
The next video on this list comes from the Survival Challenge YouTube channel. Released in 2021, “1 Year Jungle Survival Challenge – Full Videos – World’s Longest Video” features twenty-four hours of footage from the anonymous content creator, known only as “Jungle Man” according to the lower left corner, while spends a year living in the forest. Throughout this video, we see Jungle Man engage in all sorts of survival activities like building huts, creating irrigation systems, and hunting animals. Truly a great video for anyone considering living in the wild. And even if you don’t want to live in the wild, this video is worth watching.
1. Teo streams for 36 hours
The longest video on this list is a 36-hour Twitch stream from gaming channel Teo, or rather his second More Teo channel. Unlike other Let’s Plays on this list, “Teo Broadcasts 36 Hours” consists of Teo playing multiple games like Jurassic World: Evolution 2, battlefield 2042Y encryption. It’s as if Teo thinks he can’t play a game for 36 hours and needs to play multiple games to justify the length of the stream. Although he slept through the broadcast, it was only for a couple of hours and he kept the broadcast showing existing videos in the meantime. Still, it’s a great video, especially for anyone looking to get into streaming on Twitch.