YouTube playlists allow you to compile your favorite videos into a curated collection that you can easily access and share with others. Follow these simple steps to create your own YouTube playlist.

Step 1: Sign in to YouTube

  • Go to and click the “Sign In” button in the top right corner.
  • Sign in using your Google account. If you don’t have one, you can create a new account for free.

Step 2: Find Videos to Add to Your Playlist

  • Use the YouTube search bar at the top of the page to find videos you want to include in your playlist. You can search for specific songs, artists, or browse channels and existing playlists for inspiration.
  • If you already have videos in mind, simply search for them directly.

Step 3: Create a New Playlist

  • When you find a video you want to add, click the three dots to the right of the video.
  • From the dropdown menu, select “Save to playlist”.
  • In the next menu, click “+ New playlist”.
  • Give your playlist a name that reflects its theme or mood, such as “80s Hits” or “Workout Mix”.
  • Choose your desired privacy setting:
    • Public: Anyone can find and view your playlist.
    • Unlisted: Only people with the link can view your playlist.
    • Private: Only you can view your playlist.
  • Click “Create” to save your new playlist.

Step 4: Add More Videos to Your Playlist

  • Continue searching for videos using the methods from Step 2.
  • When you find a video you want to add, click the three dots and select “Save to playlist”.
  • Choose the playlist you just created from the list.
  • Repeat this process until you have added all the desired videos to your playlist.

Step 5: Customize Your Playlist

  • Access your playlist by clicking on its name in the left sidebar of YouTube.
  • To add a description, click the pencil icon below the playlist thumbnail. Write a brief description that captures the theme or mood of your playlist, then click “Save”.
  • YouTube will also show you a list of recommended videos based on the content of your playlist. You can add these suggestions to your playlist or continue searching for more videos on your own.

Step 6: Organize Your Playlist

  • To rearrange the order of videos in your playlist, hover over the two lines to the left of each video thumbnail. Click and drag the video to its desired position in the list.
  • If you want to remove a video from your playlist, click the three dots next to the video and select “Remove from playlist”.

Step 7: Share Your Playlist

  • Open the playlist you want to share and click the “Share” button below the playlist thumbnail.
  • Choose your preferred sharing method, such as copying the link or sharing directly to social media.
  • If your playlist is public or unlisted, anyone with the link can view and enjoy your curated collection of videos.

Advanced Playlist Options

When using YouTube on a web browser, you have access to additional features to enhance your playlist experience:

  • Open your playlist and click the three dots to the right of the playlist name.
  • Select “Playlist settings” and then “Advanced settings”.
  • In the “Basic” tab, you can edit privacy settings and video ordering options.
  • The “Auto” tab allows you to enable YouTube’s AI to automatically add relevant videos to your playlist.
  • The “Collaborate” tab lets you invite others to contribute to your playlist by adding or removing videos.
  • You can also generate a shareable link for your playlist by clicking “Get link”.

Alternative Ways to Create a YouTube Playlist

Using the YouTube Mobile App

  • Open the YouTube app on your device and sign in.
  • Find a video you want to add to your playlist and start playing it.
  • Tap the “Save” button below the video.
  • Select the playlist you want to add the video to, or create a new playlist by tapping “+ New playlist”.

Adding Videos from Watch Page

  • While watching a video on YouTube, click the “Save” button below the video player.
  • Choose the playlist you want to add the video to, or create a new playlist from this menu.

Transferring Playlists from Other Platforms

If you have existing playlists on other music streaming services like Spotify or Apple Music, you can easily transfer them to YouTube using third-party tools like Tune My Music:

  • Go to the Tune My Music website and click “Let’s start”.
  • Select the music service where your playlists are currently stored.
  • Choose the playlists you want to transfer.
  • Select YouTube as the destination and log in with your YouTube account.
  • Click “Transfer” to begin moving your playlists to YouTube.


Creating a playlist on YouTube is a simple process that allows you to curate your favorite videos into personalized collections. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can easily create, customize, and share your playlists with others. Whether you’re using the YouTube website or mobile app, you have the tools to build the perfect playlist for any occasion. Happy playlist building!