How to Make a Playlist on YouTube

YouTube playlists are easy to make and let you capture some of that age-old mixtape magic.

Do you often find yourself wishing you could put all of the YouTube videos you love in one place and have them all play one after the other, like a playlist? Well, we've got some good news for you: you absolutely can! We'll go over how to create a playlist on YouTube, and where to find it once you've made it.

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  1. Open the YouTube app.

    Open YouTube app
  2. Tap the magnifying glass in the upper-right corner of the app.

    Tap search
  3. Search for a video you'd like to put in your playlist.

    Search for a video
  4. Tap on the video to open it.

    Tap on the video you want to add to a new YouTube playlist
  5. Tap on the Save icon on the right-hand side under the video.

    Tap Save
  6. Your video may be automatically added to an automatic playlist. If this is the case, tap on Save again.
  7. Tap + New Playlist.

    New YouTube playlist
  8. Name your playlist.

    Name your new YouTube playlist
  9. Decide whether you'd like your playlist to be public, unlisted, or private. Note that to make a playlist either public or unlisted, you'll need to have your own YouTube channel created. I chose private.

    Set to private or public YouTube playlist setting
  10. Tap Create.

    Tap create
  11. To find your newly created playlist, tap Library in the bottom bar.

    Tap on Library
  12. You'll see your new playlist under the Playlists heading.

    Find new YouTube playlist

Congrats! Now you know how to make a YouTube playlist. You can create multiple playlists and edit your existing playlists as you see fit. 

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Elisabeth Garry

Elisabeth Garry is an Associate Editor for iPhone Life. Formerly of Gartner and Software Advice, she has four years’ experience writing about technology for everyday users. As a former college writing instructor, she is passionate about effective, accessible communication, which is perhaps why she loves helping people make the best use of the strongest communication tools they have available: their iPhones. She has a degree in Russian Literature and Language from Reed College.

When she’s not writing for iPhone Life, she’s probably either reading (19th-century Russian literature or fantasy novels), writing fiction, or spending time with her adorable dog, Moosh.