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How to create a Playlist

Creating a new Playlist:

How to create a new playlist from Desktop:

For a Desktop user, there are two ways to create a new playlist: through the Creator Studio or directly from a video.

To create a playlist through the Creator Studio:

  • Log in and click your channel icon at the top right of the page
  • Select Creator Studio
  • Open the Video Manager dropdown in the sidebar
  • Select Playlists from the Video Manager menu
  • Click New Playlist and enter a title
  • Select the privacy settings. Public will be viewable by anyone, Unlisted will require a direct URL to view and Private can be accessed only by those you have manually granted access to
  • Click Save


To create a playlist from a video:

  • Log in to YouTube and navigate to the video you wish to add to a playlist
  • Click the Add To button, just below the uploader's avatar
  • Select Create A New Playlist
  • Name your playlist
  • Select the privacy settings. Public will be viewable by anyone, Unlisted will require a direct URL to view and Private can be accessed only by those you have manually granted access to
  • Click Create


How to create a new playlist from Mobile:

  • Open the YouTube App and sign in to your YouTube account
  • Navigate to the video you want to add to a playlist
  • Start the video playing, then tap it to reveal extra icons
  • Tap the Playlist icon (three horizontal lines behind a plus)
  • Tap Create A New Playlist
  • Name your playlist
  • If you want your playlist to be public, hit OK. If you would like the playlist to be visible to only you, select Private then tap OK


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