Create, edit, and delete playlists

A playlist is a collection of videos that you or another user has created. 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.

Create and build playlists

  1. Click "Add to" underneath a video
  2. Enter a new playlist name
  3. Click "Create playlist"
  4. Use Video Manager to find your playlists

On a video, touch the + icon at the bottom of the screen when in portrait mode (device held vertically).

In the menu that appears, choose an existing playlist, or scroll to the bottom to create a new one.

  1. On a video, touch the menu icon at the top of the screen
  2. Touch “Add to new playlist”
  3. Touch “Create New Playlist…” or select an existing playlist

Edit or reorder playlists

From a computer, you can make edits such as changing the description or settings by clicking Playlists in the Guide. Select the playlist you want to edit, then Edit Playlist

Reorder videos in a playlist

Reorder videos in your playlist by dragging and dropping the video thumbnails. 

  • Computer: While you’re editing your playlists, hover your mouse over the video until you see the grey vertical bar next to the video. 
  • Mobile: On, touch Edit on a playlist to see the icon.

 Complete playlist editing features may not be available on all mobile apps.

Basic information

In the "Basic information" tab, you can change the name and description of your playlist, update the privacy settings, or add and remove videos.

"Settings" tab

In the "Settings" tab, you can designate the playlist as a series playlist, allow embedding of the playlist, and update the "Like" settings.

Official series playlist

A series playlist is a way of marking the playlist as an official set of videos. Adding a video to a series playlists allows other videos in the playlist to be featured when someone is viewing a video in the series playlist. YouTube may use this information to modify how the videos are presented or discovered. 

There are a few things to remember when using series playlists:

  • You must have a verified account in order to use series playlists.
  • A video cannot appear in more than one series playlist.
  • Only videos uploaded by you and that you have the rights to can be added to a series playlist.

Delete a playlist


  1. Click Playlists in the guide and select a playlist
  2. Click Edit Playlist.
  3. Click Delete Playlist.

YouTube for Android

  1. Open a Playlist from the Guide.
  2. Touch Menu > Delete Playlist

YouTube for iOS

  1. Open a Playlist from the Guide.
  2. Touch Menu > Delete Playlist
To remove a liked playlist from your guide, simply unlike the playlist by selecting the like button again.

Remove videos from a playlist

Check the box next to the video you want to delete, click the Actions drop-down button, then Remove videos from playlist.


  1. Check the box next to the video you want to remove.
  2. Click the Actions drop-down button.
  3. Remove videos from playlist.

Mobile browser

  1. Navigate to Playlists from the Guide.
  2. Open a playlist and touch Edit.
  3. Touch the delete icon next to the video you want to remove.