Create & manage playlists

A playlist is a collection of videos. Anybody can make playlists, share them, and friends can add videos to your playlist.

You can go to the You tab to view all of your playlists. You can also manage your playlists in YouTube Studio.

If a video or channel’s audience is "made for kids" and you’re on a homepage, you can't add it to a playlist. You can still add content from search results into playlists.

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Create and manage a YouTube playlist on your mobile device

Create a playlist

YouTube app

You can either create a playlist from the Library tab , or from a video or Short.

Create a playlist from a video:

  1. Go to the watch page of a video that you want in your playlist.
  2. Below the video, tap Save  to automatically save it to the last playlist you’ve saved to, or to your Watch Later playlist. A message will pop up at the bottom of your screen confirming which playlist the video was added to.
  3. To change where your video is saved, tap Change on the pop-up.
  4. Tap New playlist  Enter a name for the playlist.
  5. Use the box to select your playlist's privacy setting. If it's private, only you can view the playlist.
  6. Tap Create.

Create a playlist from a Short:

  1. Go to the watch page of a Short that you want in your playlist.
  2. Tap More ''and then Save to playlist and then New playlist and then Enter a name for the playlist.
  3. Use the box to select your playlist's privacy setting. If it's private, only you can view the playlist.
  4. Tap Done .

Create a playlist from the Library tab:

  1. Tap your profile picture.
  2. In the “Playlists” section, tap New playlist .
  3. To add to the playlist, select one or more videos from your watch history.
  4. Tap NEXT.
  5. Give your playlist a title and set its privacy.
  6. Tap CREATE.

Mobile site

Create a playlist from a video:

  1. Go to the watch page of a video that you want in your playlist.
  2. Below the video, tap Save .
  3. Tap Create new playlist .
  4. Enter a playlist name.
  5. Use the box to select your playlist's privacy setting. If it's private, only you can view the playlist.
  6. Tap CREATE.

Create a playlist from a Short:

  1. Go to the watch page of a Short that you want in your playlist.
  2. Tap More ''and then Save to playlist  and then New playlist and then Enter a name for the playlist.
  3. Use the box to select your playlist's privacy setting. If it's private, only you can view the playlist.
  4. Tap Done .

To get to your new playlist, tap the Library tab .

Manage a playlist

Filter a playlist by video type

  1. Select the playlist you’d like to edit in the Guide.
  2. Choose the chip with the type of content you want to view in your playlist:
    1. All: Displays all content saved to the playlist.
    2. Shorts: Displays Shorts saved to the playlist. Note: This feature isn’t available for playlists that only contain YouTube Shorts.
    3. Videos: Displays long-form videos saved to the playlist.

Reorder a playlist

  • To reorder videos: Open the playlist and then Drag a video up or down the playlist.
  • To temporarily reorder videos: On the watch page's playlist panel, drag a video up or down the playlist.

Note: This feature isn’t available for playlists that only contain YouTube Shorts.

Hide videos

To temporarily hide videos:

  • On the watch page's playlist panel, swipe left on a video, OR
  • Tap More Three-dot menu verticaland then Hide.

Delete a playlist

  1. Tap your profile picture.
  2. Tap the playlist that you want to delete under the “Playlists" section.
  3. Tap Delete .
  4. Select DELETE.
Note: Your old playlist may continue to exist 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 broader reports, but won't be attributed to the deleted playlist.

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