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Create and 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 favourite football goal clips? How about sharing the best cooking videos with your best friend? Playlists are for you.

Tip: Find out how your friends can contribute videos to your playlists.
There are two versions of the YouTube desktop experience: the current version and the old version. Follow the instructions for the experience that you have.

Current desktop experience

Make & find your playlists

  1. Start with a video that you want in the playlist.
  2. Under the video, click Add to .
  3. Select Watch later, Faves or a playlist that you've already created, or click Create new playlist
    1. If you create a new playlist, enter a playlist name.
  4. Use the drop-down box to select your playlist's privacy setting. If it's private, only you can view the playlist.
  5. Click Create.

To find your playlists, go to the Guide  and click Library.

Note: It's not currently possible to delete playlists in the new desktop experience. To edit or delete playlists:

  1. Go to your channel page.
  2. Select Edit layout.
  3. You'll be taken to the old design to make changes.

Old desktop experience

Make & find your playlists

  1. Start with a video that you want in the playlist.
  2. Under the video, click Add to Add to playlist .
  3. Click Create new playlist.
  4. Enter a playlist name.
  5. Use the drop-down box to select your playlist's privacy setting. If it's private, people can't find it when they search YouTube.
  6. Click Create.

You can find your new playlist from the Library in the Guide on the left-hand side of the screen.

Delete a playlist

  1. Select a playlist from the Library in the Guide.
  2. Click the menu icon .
  3. Click Delete playlist.
  4. If you're sure that you want to delete the playlist, click Yes, delete it
  5. Note that your old playlist may live on in viewers' watch histories.

 

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