Create and update music playlists

You can add, reorder, and remove songs, albums, and playlists through the Google Play Music app or the Google Play Music web player. You can add up to 1,000 songs to a playlist.

Create a playlist or add to an existing playlist

On your mobile device
  1. Open the Google Play Music app Google Play Music Icon.
  2. Next to an album, song, or playlist, touch the Menu icon Menu > Add to playlist.
  3. Touch New playlist or an existing playlist name.
On your computer

Add a song or album

  1. Go to the Google Play Music web player.
  2. Hover over a song or album and select the Menu icon Menu > Add to Playlist.
  3. Select New playlist or an existing playlist name.

Add multiple songs at once

  1. Go to the Google Play Music web player.
  2. Select a song.
  3. Press and hold the Ctrl (Windows) or Command (Mac) key.
  4. Select the songs you want to add.
  5. Near the top of your screen, select the Menu icon Music 3-dots menu > Add to Playlist.
  6. Select New playlist or an existing playlist name.

Add a range of songs at once

  1. Go to the Google Play Music web player.
  2. Select a song.
  3. Press and hold the Shift key.
  4. Select the last song you want to add.
  5. Near the top of your screen, select the Menu icon Music 3-dots menu > Add to Playlist.
  6. Select New playlist or an existing playlist name.

Remove, reorder, or delete songs or full playlists

On your mobile device

Remove a song from a playlist

  1. Open the Google Play Music app Google Play Music Icon.
  2. Touch the Menu icon Google Play Music Menu icon > Playlists.
  3. Select the playlist you'd like to change.
  4. Next to the song you'd like to remove, touch the Menu icon Music 3-dots menu > Remove from playlist.

Rearrange a song inside a playlist

  1. Open the Google Play Music app Google Play Music Icon.
  2. Touch the Menu icon Google Play Music Menu icon > Playlists.
  3. Select the playlist you'd like to change.
  4. For the song you'd like to move, touch and hold the song title to drag it to your desired position.

Delete a playlist

  1. Open the Google Play Music app Google Play Music Icon.
  2. Touch the Menu icon Google Play Music Menu icon > Playlists.
  3. Next to the playlist you'd like to delete, touch the Menu icon Music 3-dots menu > Delete.
On your computer

Remove a song from a playlist

  1. Go to the Google Play Music web player.
  2. Select the Menu icon Google Play Music Menu icon.
  3. Under "Playlists," select the playlist you'd like to change.
  4. Hover over the song you want to remove and select the Menu icon Music 3-dots menu > Remove from playlist.

Rearrange a song inside a playlist

  1. Go to the Google Play Music web player.
  2. Select the Menu icon Google Play Music Menu icon.
  3. Under "Playlists," select the playlist you'd like to change.
  4. Select and drag a song to your desired position.

Delete a playlist

  1. Go to the Google Play Music web player.
  2. Select the Menu icon Google Play Music Menu icon.
  3. Under "Playlists," hover over the playlist you'd like to delete.
  4. Select the Menu icon Music 3-dots menu > Delete playlist.

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