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The "Remove watched" button on my Watch later playlist is missing. 1 Recommended Answer 118 Replies 2226 Upvotes
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The "Remove watched" button that is usually found under my "Watch later" playlist suddenly went missing today.
I'm using the desktop version of Chrome (not IOS/Android).
How on earth am i supposed to remove 50+ videos a day from my Watch later playlist; one-by-one!?
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I second this query. Why is that function suddenly unavailable today? It's been there for years.
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Im using Firefox, same issue. had to clear it with my android app. please fix
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Both firefox and chrome, and multiple accounts, and multiple computers, this just started today.  I can't edit my Watch Later.  There's no edit button, and the pencil icon only lets you rename the Title or the Description, BOTH cause an "Unknown Error".  I have 100+ videos I need to "Remove Watched" and I'm being forced to click twice on each video.  Once on the 3 dots, and then a second time on the delete icon.  There's no way I'm using Watch Later until this is fixed, which means I'll be on youtube a hell of a lot less now.  Congrats Youtube, you played yourself.
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I think I am having the same issue as the rest of you but here's what I'm seeing.
The issue is in the all of the library selections.  I use the watchlater library everyday and today I could not find the edit button.  The edit button (when it was there) would open the list for editing, being able to move videos from the top to the bottom, bottom to top, slide them into order.  There is also a delete button on the edit page. 

I hope they fix this.  The library becomes too cumbersome to use without it.
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I use this function daily, without it my Watch Later list is too messy and cumbersome to deal with, making YouTube much less desirable for me to use as I had been. 
Less usage means less need to pay for Premium, in which case I can use the $ better elsewhere.

I will wait a short while to decide, at least until next billing cycle.
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Just ran into it today. I use it almost every day. I start my day by clearing out what I watched yesterday and then go build the queue up and pick up where I left off. if I'm expected to manually delete every video I watch every day, It's basically going to kill the platform for me.
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Yep, that button is essential for my youtube viewing. Now I have to manually delete videos one by one which is really cumbersome.

Can we please get the button back ?
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Zero edit function now? You should have deleted the page you're choosing to keep and kept the edit page.

Who chose to do this?
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Same issue for me. If they don't bring the edit and remove watched functions back it makes the watch later list completely useless to me.
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What Youtube did is remove the shortcut to the link
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=WL&disable_polymer=true
so now I, we, have to go manually there...
There are a lot of good things if you remove the "polymer" function, like my shortcut for youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/?disable_polymer=true
Truly hope youtube will fix this, or chrome/firefox will come with some add-on.
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First, I would like to mention that I am using the computer desktop version of Youtube in a Firefox browser.
I'd also like to mention that this missing edit button problem began after I had a Firefox update.  I don't really think it is a problem though because I see some Chrome users also having a problem but it wouldn't hurt for the Youtube team to consider it as a possibility.

For now, I can still do most of what I usually do in the Watch Later screen.  I can drag the videos up and down, I can delete (remove) videos and I can move them to another folder.  What I can't do is send a video to the top or send it to the bottom with one click of the button like we did in the edit screen.  This is a very important function to me.  If the edit screen is not fixed, I hope the Youtube team considers putting the "move to top", "move to bottom" functions in the list with the "remove videos" and "move" button (behind the 3 dots on the right side of the video tab).

For now, I just want to mention to any users who may have overlooked the slide capability of videos in your list.  Just left click and hold onto the video to grab it, drag it up or down, then release it where you want it.

Hey Youtube team, help us out, please.
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Seriously? Fix this.
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If not yet mentioned, the "Remove watched" option is still available and working from the Android app on my LG V20.

CANNOT imagine the omission from the web site is deliberate.  There's no plus side whatsoever for users or provider to removing the function.
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I THOUGHT THEY WOULD HAVE ADDED IT TO THE NEW UI BEFORE REMOVING ACCESS TO THE CLASSIC "REMOVED WATCHED ' BUTTON BUT LOOKS LIKE GOOGLES FOCUS IS SET TOO FAR AWAY FROM THE COMMUNITY THAT THEY FAILED TO PROTECT US FROM LACK OF DOO DILIGENCE AND OUT RIGHT LAZY PROGRAMING
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Yes I need that button back
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yeah man, we need that edit button back so we can move videos to the top or bottom.  How can we line up videos to watch in a specific order without this function?  Please...we need this restored....like now !!!   THX
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The edit button being removed is annoying. Hope this is not permanentl I us it it to send the videos I want to watch to the top or the bottom and to easily remove my watched videos in bulk. My watch later has ended up with hundreds of videos that I keep adding from my subscription while I am busy, that I catch up on when I am free. I find that youtube does not like dragging videos into order with large lists.
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Sadly this seems to be one of those "power user" functions that the majority of people don't use, so it will probably never come back. As for why it's gone, it probably wasn't "removed" as such, it was just not reimplemented in a new watch later component that they rebuilt from scratch. Only a matter of time before the disable_polymer parameter stops working too. Google as a whole are working actively on removing what they consider to be bloat.
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i cant add watch later videos to any playlist , the option is removed
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My Watch Later playlist is a mess.. Please add the Remove Watched button back.
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Basically reinforcing this  sentiment, honestly i dont  even use the button every day, but  i do like to pick a couple  of videos from my subscrition every day and the shuffle the rest into the watch  later playlist for a binge later on when  i'm feeling like it.

The  last of a remove watched button won't kill the platform for  me, i'll still come arround and watch videos  every day, i'll just end up watching a lot less.

Hope this gets fixed.
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same here, bring it back!
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Puh-leeze with sparkles on top ... bring back the Remove watched button.
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Same here. Pls put it back
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You can still get to it by going directly to the page the edit playlist button used to take you to.

Works on both of my computers.
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