Automatically add videos to playlists

Keeping your playlists up-to-date with your latest videos can be a lot of work. Try using the Auto add setting on your playlists to automatically add new videos to your playlists. The Auto add setting allows you to define rules for videos based on tags, keywords in the title or keywords in the description. If new videos meet the criteria, the videos are automatically added to the playlist.

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This feature isn't available in YouTube Studio beta yet. If you're in YouTube Studio beta (, select Creator Studio Classic in the left menu to follow these steps.

Here's how to get started:

  1. Visit your Playlists page from your computer.
  2. Click Edit for the playlist that you'd like to edit.
  3. From the playlist landing page, click Playlist settings.
  4. Click the Auto add tab and define your rules.
  5. Click Save.

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

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