Automatically add videos to 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.

With Auto add settings on your playlists, you can automatically have new videos added to the playlists you created.

The Auto add settings allow you to define rules for videos based on tags or keywords. If new videos meet the criteria, the videos are automatically added to the playlist.

Here's how to get started:
  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left Menu, click Playlists.
  3. Next to the playlist you want to update, click Edit.
  4. Under the playlist’s title, click More  .
  5. Click Playlist Settings.
  6. Click Advanced Settings.
  7. Click the Auto add tab and define your rules.
  8. Click Save.

Now any newly uploaded videos that meet this criteria will be automatically added to this playlist.

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