YouTube, despite being a video-sharing website, is one of the largest image hosting platforms on the internet with over a hundred billions images served daily. As part of the effort to make YouTube faster we explored a possibility of using WebP as an alternative thumbnail format and now we can share our experience and what we have learned during the ongoing project of a site-wide WebP adoption.
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