What are YouTube Playlists on and how to create one

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How to create a YouTube playlist

One of the great features that YouTube has is that it lets you create playlists. Playlists can be very useful and can serve many purposes. Whether you own and operate a YouTube channel or just use it as a regular user, you can create and manage playlists.

YouTube offers this great feature to “Save” videos. You can save videos to “Watch later” list. This is a private list that only you can see. And as the name indicates, this is a way to bookmark videos so you can watch them later.

But it’s not a playlist. And you cannot save videos to a Playlist unless you create one. Only after you have a playlist created will it appear in the save list options. So let’s first see what the playlists are and how you can create one.

What are YouTube Playlists?

  • In YouTube, a playlist is a collection of videos that users can hand pick and manage.
  • A playlist can be themed collection of videos, or a just a set of random videos put together by one or more users.
  • Playlists can be public, or private.

YouTube Private vs Unlisted vs Public Playlists

There are 3 types of YouTube playlists: Private, Public, and Unlisted.

Public PlaylistPrivate PlaylistUnlisted Playlist
Anyone can find and view the playlist. It also appears in search results and on your channel.Only you and the people you invite can view the playlist. A maximum of 50 users can be invited to view the playlist.Anyone with a direct link to the playlist can see it but the playlist does not appear in search results or on your channel.

How to Create Playlists on YouTube

Step 1: Go to YouTube.com and sign in with your Google account.

Step 2: Once you are signed in, go to this URL: youtube.com/view_all_playlists

Step 3: Click “New playlist” button. Choose a title for the Playlist and select the playlist type: Public, Private, or Unlisted. Then click the “Create” button.

How to create a playlist on YouTube

Step 4: This will create the playlist. You will then be redirected to a page where you can view and edit the playlist. Make any changes that you may want to see.

Step 5: Now when you are watching a video, just click the “Save” button. A dialog box will open and all your playlists will appear below “Watch later” option.

You can add as many videos to a Playlist as you want. Also, the name, description and all the settings of the playlist can be edited any time. You can make a private playlist public or unlisted, or vice versa.

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