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 Library 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.

How to create and edit playlists in the YouTube app

Create a playlist

YouTube app

You can either start a playlist with a video, or from the Library tab "".

With a video:

  1. Find a video you want in your playlist.
  2. Tap Save "" below the video 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. Select from the list of your playlists where your video should be saved and then tap Done ""

From the Library tab:

  1. Go to the Library tab "".
  2. Tap New playlist "" in the “Playlists” section.
  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

  1. Select a video you want in your playlist.
  2. Under 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, people can't find it when they search YouTube.
  6. Tap CREATE.

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

Manage a 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.

Hide videos

To temporarily hide videos:

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

Delete a playlist

  1. Go to the Library tab "".
  2. Tap the playlist you want to delete under the “Playlists" section.
  3. Tap More  on the playlist.
  4. Tap Delete playlist.
  5. Tap 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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