YouTube terms


A curated list of videos that play in a specific order.

What is a playlist in YouTube?

A playlist on YouTube is a collection of videos that are grouped together based on a certain theme or preference. This feature allows users to organize videos in a specific order, which can be played back sequentially, providing a continuous stream of videos without the need for user interaction after each video. Playlists can be created by any user on YouTube and can include videos from different channels, not just their own.

Playlists are a useful tool for both viewers and content creators. For viewers, they offer a convenient way to save and categorize videos for later viewing or to share with others. For content creators, playlists can help to increase the visibility of their content, keep viewers engaged for longer periods, and guide them to other videos on their channel. They can be public, private, or unlisted, depending on the creator's preference.

How do I create a playlist on YouTube?

Creating a playlist on YouTube is a simple process. First, you need to sign in to your YouTube account. Once you're signed in, find a video you want to add to your playlist. Under the video, click on the "Save" button. Then, click on "Create new playlist." Enter a name for your playlist, choose its privacy settings (you can make it public, unlisted, or private), and then click on "Create."

After creating your playlist, you can add more videos to it. Just go to a video you want to add, click on the "Save" button under the video, and then select the playlist you've created. You can also manage your playlist by going to the "Library" on the left side of your YouTube homepage and clicking on your playlist. Here, you can change the order of videos, delete videos, change the privacy settings, and more.

How can I share a YouTube playlist?

Sharing a YouTube playlist is a straightforward process. First, you need to open YouTube and navigate to the playlist you want to share. You can do this by clicking on the "Library" tab on the left-hand side of the screen, then clicking on the playlist you want to share.

Once you're viewing the playlist, look for the "Share" button. It's usually located below the video player, next to the "Like" and "Dislike" buttons. Click on it, and a box will pop up with several sharing options. You can copy the playlist link and paste it wherever you want, or you can click on one of the social media icons to share the playlist directly on that platform.

How do I add videos to my YouTube playlist?

To add videos to your YouTube playlist, you first need to sign in to your YouTube account. Once you're signed in, navigate to the video you want to add to your playlist. Under the video, you'll see a "Save" button. Click on it, and you'll see a list of your existing playlists. If you want to add the video to one of these, simply click on the playlist name. The video will then be added to that playlist.

If you want to create a new playlist, click on "Create new playlist" at the bottom of the list after clicking the "Save" button. You can then name your playlist, set its privacy (public, unlisted, or private), and click "Create". The video will automatically be added to your new playlist. You can access your playlists by clicking on the "Library" option in the left-hand menu on YouTube's homepage.

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