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How to Make a Playlist on YouTube?

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Being the second largest search engine in the world regarding a huge user base, YouTube has got significant exposure in the tech arena. It was started by two former PayPal employees back in 2005, and Google bought them after a year with a whopping $1.6 billion deal.

After the purchase, Google has made a lot of changes to YouTube be it in algorithm or design. There are millions of people who keep on visiting YouTube before buying a product or getting things done.

So, today I am here with a simple tutorial on how to make a playlist on YouTube.

How to Make a Playlist on YouTube

You don’t have to rack your brain to know how to create a YouTube playlist anymore. In this tutorial, you are going to know how to create a YouTube playlist for public and private uses as well. Moreover, I have added a third section in which you will get to know how to create a playlist on YouTube without logging in to your Google account.

Are you ready to explore the process? Here we go.

How to Make a Public YouTube Playlist

Here I will be walking you through the entire process of creating a private playlist on YouTube. Follow the steps given below to get it done.

N.B. – You must be logged in to your Google account for creating a public playlist through these steps.

Step 1: Go to and you can see a sign in button on the top right portion of the screen. Without wasting much time, click on the same. You will be asked to enter the credentials of your Google account.

Enter your username (the user part of your email address without a host) and password correctly. You can use the Forgot password section if you can’t remember the password.

Step 2: Now, you have to select a video to be added to the playlist you are about to create. Don’t worry! You can delete it whenever you want in case the selection goes wrong.

Step 3: I hope you have selected a video for adding. Don’t hesitate to open that video for taking further action.

After opening the video, you want to add to your playlist, send your eyes downward to the bottom of the video. Just below the channel details, you can see three options there- Add to, Share and More.


Step 4: You should click on Add to, and it will display a small box to choose your playlist. As you don’t know how to create YouTube playlists, you have to make one.


In order to make a playlist, you must click Create new playlist option, given at the bottom of that box.

Step 5: At the next step, you will have to name the playlist. It can be anything you like. Make sure you select the Public from the drop-down menu.


And then, click the blue Create button.

Step 6: You have just created a new playlist and added that particular video into it.

How to Make a Private YouTube Playlist

Things are not quite different from creating a public playlist here. The only step is different from here that you won’t find difficult to follow through.

So, you have to follow the three steps of the previous section I have given. That means you must click on Add to.

Step 7: This step is slightly different here compared with the one we used to create a public YouTube playlist.

At first, you have to put a name for your playlist. Don’t worry about the name. You can choose anything as it can only be seen by you.


Then, choose Private from the drop-down menu. Finally, hit that Create button. That’s all.

How to Make a YouTube Playlist without Logging in

When it comes to making public playlists on YouTube without logging in, things start to change. The process is completely different from both the methods I have listed above.

Step 1: We all know that every YouTube video has a unique ID that can be found at the end of their URL. Here, the first step is to collect the unique YouTube IDs of videos you want to include in a playlist.

(The bolded texts in the above YouTube URLs indicate the unique ids of them).

Step 2: Now, you have to enter this one into your address bar.,ID2,ID3,ID4 where ID1, ID2, ID3 and ID4 represents the unique IDs of videos.

Here mine is PTj9epp2MIM, 1sgeM6DsV40, q37wmlgLAjI, t8aoe213zOA.

As soon as you hit enter after inserting this address, YouTube will create a Playlist for anybody.

My playlist is located at PTj9epp2MIM, 1sgeM6DsV40, q37wmlgLAjI, t8aoe213zOA (The same address I have given here).

This playlist can be seen and played by anyone. Moreover, people can add more videos to it.

How to Delete a Playlist on YouTube

Here, I am going to help the playlists you created.

Step 1: Log in to your YouTube account with correct login details.

Step 2: Click on the three stripes given left to the YouTube logo to uncover more options.


Step 3: Your playlist will be displayed on top. So, just click on it.


Step 4: If you want to remove an individual video from your playlist, you can hover your mouse pointer over that video and click that ‘x’ button right away.

In case you want to delete the entire playlist, use that three dots button to the right of the playlist title.


Step 5: You will get three options there of the first one should be your pick to delete playlists on YouTube.

Step 6: You must select the Yes button from the confirmation prompt.

Isn’t it easy to delete a playlist on YouTube?

Wrapping Up

I hope now you know how to make a playlist on YouTube. As you saw, you can create both public and private playlists without worrying much.

YouTube also provides a feature that allows everyone to create a playlist anonymously to help others.

If you have any queries regarding this article, you can let us know about the same using the comment form down below.

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Aishwar Babber is a passionate blogger and a digital marketer. He loves to talk and blog about the latest tech and gadgets, which motivates him to run GizmoBase. He is currently practicing his digital marketing, SEO, and SMO expertise as a full-time marketer on various projects. He is an active investor in NewSmartWave and ImageStation.

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