Make the most out of YouTube

Sign in

When you're signed in to YouTube, you're able to make the most out of your experience.

Am I signed in?

On your mobile device, you can see if you're signed in by tapping the Account icon . If you see the prompt to Sign in, you're not yet signed in. Go ahead and click Sign in, then select an account or add a new one.

Don’t have a YouTube account? If you have a Google account, your YouTube account will be ready to go. If you don’t have a Google account, signing up for one is easy. Just click here.

Subscribe to the channels you like

Subscribe to channels you like to see more content from those channels. You can find a Subscribe button under any YouTube video, or on a channel's page. Once you subscribe to a channel, any new videos it publishes will show up in your Subscriptions feed. 

How to subscribe

  1. Open the YouTube app or go to
  2. Sign in to your YouTube account.
  3. If you're on the Home tab :
    • Below the video whose channel you want to subscribe to, tap the channel icon.
    • Tap Subscribe .
  4. If you're watching a video whose channel you want to subscribe to:
    • Below the video, tap Subscribe .

When you subscribe to a channel we’ll automatically send you notifications about only the highlights from that channel. You can opt to get a notification every time the channel publishes content by changing your notification settings

Note that if you unsubscribe and then re-subscribe to a channel, your notification settings will be reset.

To unsubscribe from a channel, follow the same instructions for subscribing to a channel. Instead of tapping Subscribe, tap Subscribed. A notification confirming that you have unsubscribed from the channel will appear at the bottom of your screen.

Build playlists of your favorite videos

Find a group of videos that you like? Maybe a few of your favorite songs, or highlights from your local sports team? Put them in a playlist, so you can watch them together, whenever you want.​

YouTube app

  1. Start with a video you want in the playlist.
  2. Once the video is playing, tap the video to see the playlist add icon 
  3. Tap Add to Playlist... .
  4. Tap Create new playlist... Add to playlist .
  5. Name your playlist.
  6. Tap the field to choose if you want the playlist to be public or private. If it's private, people can't find it when they search YouTube.
  7. Tap the check box  .

Go to the Library tab to view all of your playlists.


Mobile site

  1. Start with a video you want in the playlist
  2. Under the video, tap Add to Playlist Add to playlist  .
  3. Tap Create new playlist Add to playlist .
  4. Enter a playlist name.
  5. Use the drop down box to select your playlist's privacy setting. If it's private, people cant' find it when they search YouTube.

To get to your new playlist, tap Account . You'll see all of your playlists listed.


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