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Collaborate on playlists

You can let your friends contribute videos to your playlist. When you turn this on, anyone that you share a playlist link with can add videos to that playlist (and remove videos they add, too).

Before you start, create a playlist. If you need help with this, follow these steps to create a playlist.

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Add collaborators to a playlist

  1. On a computer, go to your Playlists page. Get there by clicking your account icon in the top right > Creator Studio. On the left, click Video Manager > Playlists.
  2. Next to the playlist you want to collaborate on, click Edit.
  3. Click Share.
  4. Check the box that says "Allow people with the link to add videos."
  5. Copy the unique link for your playlist and share it with the people you want to collaborate with.

Tip: If you want to go back and add collaborators after you create a playlist, just go to that playlist, click Playlist settings > Collaborate tab, and select Contributors can add videos to this playlist.

Any time videos are added or removed from the playlist or new collaborators join, the playlist owner will get a notification.

Contribute videos to a playlist

Once you’ve been invited to contribute to a playlist, you can add videos or remove videos that you added in the past.

Add videos
  1. Use the link you got from the playlist owner to go the playlist page.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to confirm that you want to be a contributor. The playlist will be automatically saved.
  3. To add videos from your computer or a mobile device, use one of these options:
    • On the playlist page, select Add Video and paste in a video URL, choose a video from your uploads, or search for a video on YouTube.
    • Go to a video you want to add and select the Add to menu from that video.

After you add a video, your name will appear next to the video in the playlist. All collaborators will get a notification when new videos are added to the playlist.

Remove videos
  1. Use the link you got from the playlist owner to go the playlist page.
  2. Hover over the video you want to remove.
  3. Click X to remove the video.

Note: You can only remove videos that you added to the playlist (not other collaborators' additions).

Manage contributions

Stop accepting contributions to a playlist

You can turn off contributions for playlists that you've shared at any time:

  1. On a computer, go to your Playlists page. Get there by clicking your account icon in the top right > Creator Studio. On the left, click Video Manager > Playlists.
  2. Next to the playlist you want to collaborate on, click Edit.
  3. Click the Playlist settings.
  4. Turn off the ability for collaborators to add videos to the playlist.
Stop new collaborators from joining

You can prevent new users from joining your playlist by following these steps:

  1. On a computer, go to your Playlists page. Get there by clicking your account icon in the top right > Creator Studio. On the left, click Video Manager > Playlists.
  2. Next to the playlist, click Edit.
  3. Click the Playlist settings.
  4. Click Deactivate link to prevent additional people from joining and adding videos to the playlist.
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