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. Go to the Library tab  in the YouTube app.
  2. Select the playlist you'd like to edit.
  3. Select Edit .
  4. Add a title or description.
  5. Tap the check in the upper corner to confirm your change.

Edit a playlist title or description

  1. Go to the Library tab  in the YouTube app.
  2. Select the playlist you'd like to edit.
  3. Select Edit .
  4. Edit a title or description.
  5. Tap the check in the upper corner to confirm your change.

Reorder videos in a playlist

  1. Go to the Library tab  in the YouTube app.
  2. Select the playlist you'd like to edit.
  3. To the left of the video, tap and hold the two lines you want to move.
  4. Drag and drop the video up or down.

Remove videos from a playlist

To remove videos from your playlists, follow the steps below depending on your version of YouTube mobile.

YouTube app

  1. Go to the Library tab in the YouTube app. 
  2. Select the playlist you'd like to edit. 
  3. Tap More  next to the video you want to remove.
  4. Tap Remove from [PLAYLIST NAME].  

Mobile site

  1. Go to the Account  tab in the YouTube app. 
  2. Select the playlist you'd like to edit. 
  3. Tap Menu   next to the video you want to remove.
  4. Tap Remove. 
Tip: You can also do this with the YouTube Studio app on your mobile device. Get started in the YouTube Studio app Help Center.
 
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