Edit playlists

Some playlist features going away soon: The following playlist features will be discontinued:
  • Video notes: This feature allowed you to add private notes to videos within a playlist. 
  • Translated playlist titles/descriptions: This feature allowed you to add your own translations for a playlist title and description.
  • Remove duplicates button: This button allowed you to remove duplicate videos from a playlist.
  • Auto add: This feature allowed you to set rules to auto add uploaded videos to a specific playlist.
These features were rarely used and we’re removing them to focus on improving creator features. Playlists are core to YouTube and you can still use other features to manage your playlists. You have until October 8th, 2020 to download your data.

You can add or edit playlist titles and descriptions, reorder videos, or remove videos from a 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. To confirm your change, tap the arrow Send in the upper corner.

If the instructions above don't work, you probably haven't received the new version of this feature, which is slowly launching to all users. Please use the instructions below.

  1. Go to the Account tab  in the YouTube app.
  2. Select the playlist you'd like to edit.
  3. Tap the edit pencil that appears below your playlist title.
  4. Add a description.
  5. To confirm your change, tap the arrow in the upper right corner.

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. To confirm your change, tap the arrow Send in the upper corner.

If the instructions above don't work, you probably haven't received the new version of this feature, which is slowly launching to all users. Please use the instructions below.

  1. Go to the Account tab  in the YouTube app.
  2. Select the playlist you'd like to edit.
  3. Tap the edit pencil that appears below your playlist title.
  4. Edit a description.
  5. To confirm your change, tap the arrow in the upper right corner.

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].  

If the instructions above don't work, you probably haven't received the new version of this feature, which is slowly launching to all users. Please use the instructions below.

  1. Go to the Account 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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