Organize content with channel sections

You can organize and promote content that you want to highlight on your channel using channel sections. A section lets you group videos together to help your audience can make decisions about what to watch. You can have up to 10 sections on one channel.

Manage sections on your channel

Create a section

Before you start: To set up channel sections, you have to first turn on channel customization for the channel.

  1. Go to the channel you want to manage.
  2. Click Customize channel.
  3. At the bottom, click Add a section.
  4. Under "Content," use the drop-down menu to select the type of content you want to appear in your section.
    • Videos: Choose to highlight popular videos, recent uploads, liked videos, or other videos. 
    • Playlists: Choose to add a dedicated section from your playlists.
  5. Under "Layout," use the drop-down menu to select a horizontal row or a vertical list layout.
  6. Click Done.

Edit a section

  1. Go to the channel you want to manage.
  2. Click Customize channel.
  3. Hover over the section you want to edit and click Edit .
  4. In the edit screen, change the content and layout of the section.

Reorder sections on your channel

  1. Go to the channel you want to manage.
  2. Click Customize channel.
  3. Hover over the section you want to edit.
  4. In the top right of the section, click the up or down arrow to move the section above or below other sections. 

Types of sections

You can create sections from videos, playlists, recent activity, or a group of channels.

Video sections
  • Popular uploads
  • Recent uploads
  • Liked videos

If you have the Live Events feature enabled for your channel, you can feature current, upcoming, or completed live events.

Playlist sections
  • Playlists (feature all playlists created by the channel in a section)
  • Single playlist
  • Multiple playlists
  • Liked playlists

Single playlist or multiple playlist sections can contain playlists created by your channel or other channels. Enter the playlist URL when creating or editing a section to feature a playlist created by another channel. To find a playlist URL, open the playlist page, then copy and paste the link from your browser.

Single playlist section have a "Play all" button so visitors can view all of the videos from the playlist with a single click.

The playlist title and description will display in the section for single playlist sections.

Other types of sections
  • Recent activities
  • Recent posts
  • Channels (other channels you want to promote on your channel)
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