Organise content with channel sections

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You can organise and promote content that you want to highlight on your channel using channel sections. A section lets you group videos together in a particular way so that your audience can make easier decisions about what they want to watch. You can have up to 10 sections on one channel.

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Manage sections on your channel

Create a section

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

  1. Go to the channel that you want to manage.
  2. Click the Home tab.
  3. Click Edit channel​.
  4. At the bottom, click Add a section.
  5. 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 or recent uploads, liked videos and more. 
    • Playlists: Choose to add a dedicated section from your playlists.
    • Shows: Choose to add All shows or a Single show. If you choose a single show, then click Choose a show from the drop-down menu and choose your show. 
  6. Under "Layout", use the drop-down menu to select a horizontal row or a vertical list layout.
  7. Click Done.

Edit a section

  1. Go to the channel that you want to manage.
  2. Click Edit channel.
  3. Hover your cursor over the section you want to edit.
  4. In the top right-hand corner of the section, click the edit icon .
  5. In the edit screen, change the content and layout of the section.

Reorder sections on your channel

  1. Go to the channel that you want to manage.
  2. Click Edit channel​.
  3. Hover your cursor 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. 

Old desktop experience

Manage sections on your channel

Create a section

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

  1. Go to the channel that you want to manage.
  2. Click the Home tab.
  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 or recent uploads, liked videos and more. 
    • Playlists: Choose to add a dedicated section from your playlists.
    • Shows: Choose to add All shows or a Single show. If you choose a single show, then click Choose a show from the drop-down menu and choose your show. 
  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 that you want to manage.
  2. Hover your cursor over the section you want to edit.
  3. In the top right-hand corner of the section, click the edit icon .
  4. In the edit screen, change the content and layout of the section.

Reorder sections on your channel

  1. Go to the channel that you want to manage.
  2. Hover your cursor over the section you want to edit.
  3. 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 assemble sections based on a common theme and create sections from videos, a single existing playlist (created by you or someone else), a group of playlists 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 live events that are currently live, upcoming live events or completed live events in a section.

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. You can find the playlist URL by copying and pasting the URL from your browser when you are either watching the playlist or viewing the playlist landing page.

Sections created from a single playlist will show 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 be displayed in the section for single playlist sections.

Show & series section

You can add your shows to your channel page so that viewers will see your series as soon as they go to your channel. You can choose to add all shows or a single show from the series.

Learn how to create a YouTube series.

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

If you have the Paid Subscriptions feature enabled for your channel and your channel is packaged with another paid channel, you can feature channels included with this subscription and free channels presented without ads in a section.

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