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Edit playlists

You can add or edit playlist titles and descriptions, reorder videos, or remove videos from a playlist. You'll see two tabs in the playlist menu:

  • Basic tab: Use this tab to update the privacy settings, control how new videos are added to a playlist, allow embedding of the playlist, adjust the default ordering of the playlist (note this will override any manual ordering you have done to the videos in the playlist), or delete the playlist.
  • Auto Add tab: Use this tab to define rules for videos to be automatically added to this playlist based on tags applied to the videos or based on keywords in a video title or description. You can apply multiple rules to a single playlist. Once defined, we will apply this rule to all new uploads so that any video uploaded with the tag or with a description or title containing the keyword you specified will be automatically added to your playlist.

Add a playlist description

  1. From your computer, select one of your playlists from your Guide.
  2. Click Add a description and enter details about your playlist.
  3. Click Done.

Edit a playlist title or description

  1. From your computer, select one of your playlists from your Guide.
  2. Click your playlist title or description, and then edit it as needed.
  3. Click Done.

Reorder videos in a playlist

  1. Select one of your playlists.
  2. Hover your mouse over a video until you see the grey vertical bar near the video’s thumbnail.
  3. Drag and drop the video up or down to reorder the playlist.

Remove videos from a playlist

  1. Open a playlist.
  2. Hover over the video you want to remove.
  3. Click the X icon on the right side of the video's title.
Note that editing playlists is not currently available with the new desktop experience. To return to the current desktop experience, go to the account icon and click Restore classic YouTube.
Tip: You can also do this with the Creator Studio app on your mobile device. Get started in the YouTube Creator Studio app Help Center.
 
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