Create & manage playlists

A playlist is a collection of videos. Anybody can make playlists and share them. Want to put together an epic gym mix or your favorite soccer goals? How about sharing the best cooking videos with your best friend? Playlists are for you.

Tip: Learn how your friends can contribute videos to your playlists.

Make & find your playlists

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 .
  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.

Delete a playlist

  1. Go to the Library tab .
  2. Tap the playlist you want to delete under the “Library" section.
  3. Tap the playlist’s menu icon .
  4. Tap Delete
  5. Select OK.

Note that your old playlist may live on in viewers’ watch histories.

After you delete a playlist, the playlist URL and title will no longer be visible or searchable in YouTube Analytics. Data associated with the playlist such as Watch time will still be part of aggregate reports, but will not be attributed to the deleted playlist. 


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