Create or edit a playlist

Never lose track of your favorite music videos by creating custom playlists in YouTube Music.

How to create and edit playlists in YouTube Music

Your playlists will show up on the Library tab ""of both the YouTube Music and YouTube apps.

When you view a made for kids content or an artist detail page, the Menu  options will be different from other content. You will can't add this content to a playlist, to your liked songs, or share it.

Playlists will default to private for supervised accounts. Learn more about our supervised experience on YouTube here.

Create a new playlist or add a song to a playlist

You can create a new playlist or add songs to an existing playlist in a few different ways.

From a song you're currently listening to:

  1. Tap More .
  2. Tap Add to playlist.
  3. Tap New playlist or select an existing playlist.

From the Library "", Home "", or Search "" tabs:

  1. Tap More .
  2. Tap Add to playlist.
  3. Tap New playlist or select an existing playlist.

By selecting an upcoming song in a playlist or station:

  1. On the player page of any song, tap Up next.
  2. Touch and hold on a song.
  3. From the menu that appears, tap Add to playlist.
  4. Tap New playlist or select an existing playlist.

Edit a playlist

To edit a playlist you've created:
  1. Select the Library tab "".
  2. Find and tap the playlist you've created that you'd like to edit.
  3. To add a song, scroll to the bottom of the playlist and tap Add a song.
  4. To remove a song, swipe left on the song and tap Remove.
  5. To change the title of your playlist, add a description, change privacy, or reorder songs, tap More and then Edit playlist.

Delete a playlist

To delete a playlist:

  1. Find the playlist in your Library tab "".
  2. Tap More and then Delete.

Collaborate on a playlist

YouTube Music listeners can collaborate on playlists. As a collaborator, you can share, sort, add to, and edit the playlist.

To collaborate on a playlist:

  1. Select the pencil icon to Edit playlist
  2. Select Collaborate.
  3. Select Collaborators can add songs and videos.
  4. Invite collaborators to your playlist by sharing the link.

Note: The playlist owner can deactivate the sharing link at any time, preventing new people from adding to the playlist.

Set playlist privacy through YouTube Music

To change your playlist privacy settings:

  1. Tap the Library tab.
  2. Tap Playlist and then Edit .
  3. Tap the Playlist privacy Down arrow below the playlist’s title.
  4. Tap your privacy setting.  
  5. Click Save.
YouTube Music is a music-centered experience — you can only watch and create playlists of music videos. If you make a playlist in the YouTube main app, only music videos from your playlist will surface on YouTube Music. You can enjoy playlists of non-music videos in the YouTube app.
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