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How To Create a Playlist on YouTube 2020

If you’re not familiar with YouTube playlists, it’s time to get on the internet’s most entertaining bandwagon. Why? If you’re interested in something, there’s a YouTube playlist for it.

Want to listen to the best new house music of 2019? There’s a playlist for that. Want to watch every Game of Thrones scene featuring Daenerys Targaryen? There’s a playlist for that. Want to maximise your video SEO on YouTube? You guessed it – there’s a playlist for that.

In the information age, YouTube has put everything from trending tunes to industry-leading thought leaders right at your fingertips. But as a marketer and brand builder, did you know you can use YouTube playlists as a customer engagement tool? In this blog, we’re going to explain how you can create, edit, and maximise YouTube playlists to grow your brand and enhance your video marketing strategy.

Introduction

A YouTube music playlist allows you to add a collection of songs or videos into a single location. A playlist is great for having a collection of your favorite songs or videos in one place.

In this guide, I will show you how to create a YouTube playlist in different devices. The guide will also cover how to add songs to a YouTube music playlist and share a playlist.

You can create a YouTube music playlist on YouTube.com (via a browser). You can also create playlists on the iPhone and Android Apps.

How to create a Playlist on Youtube in 2020

To create a playlist on Youtube Via Browser:

  1. Open YouTube.com on your favorite browser. Then sign in with your Google account (Gmail account). The sign-in button is on the top right corner of the page. See the image below.
    How To Create a Playlist on YouTube 2020 - Click on Sign in
  2. Next, search for, and open the first video you wish to add to your playlist. Then, below the video, click on the three lines with a plus (+) sign (highlighted in the image below).
    How To Create a Playlist on YouTube 2020 - click on playlist
  3. When the pop up opens, click Create a new playlist.
    How To Create a Playlist on YouTube 2020 - click on create new playlist
  4. Beneath the pop up, enter a name for your new playlist. Then select your privacy preference. Finally, click Create (the Create button is beneath the privacy drop-down). Your playlist is created. To see the playlist, see the next on my point.
    How To Create a Playlist on YouTube 2020 - playlist information
  5. To view your playlists, click the 3 lines on the top left corner of the page. Then click Library.
    How To Create a Playlist on YouTube 2020 - click on library
  6. To see your YouTube music playlists, scroll towards the middle of the page (highlighted in the image below). I also highlighted the new playlist I just created.
    How To Create a Playlist on YouTube 2020 - playlist created

Make a Playlist on YouTube iPhone App

As I mentioned earlier, you can also make a YouTube playlist using the YouTube App for iPhone. To do this, follow the steps below.

  1. Open the YouTube App on your iPhone. Then open the first song (video) you wish to add to your new playlist. To show the option to create a playlist, click on the video once.
    Playlist on YouTube iPhone App- click on create playlist
  2. Next, click on the 3 lines with a plus (+) sign (highlighted in the image below).
    Playlist on YouTube iPhone App- click on New playlist
  3. Then, beneath your phone, click + NEW PLAYLIST. The New playlist window pops opens. Enter a name for your new playlist. Then select your privacy preference. Finally, click Create (the Create button is beneath the privacy drop-down). Your new YouTube music playlist is created!.
    Playlist on YouTube iPhone App- create name of playlist
  4. To view your new YouTube music playlist, close the video you are playing. Then, on the bottom of your YouTube App, click Library. To see your playlists, scroll down.
    Playlist on YouTube iPhone App- Playlist created

 

Make a Playlist on YouTube Android App

Creating a YouTube music playlist on YouTube App for Android is fairly similar to that iPhone App. Below are the steps:

  1. Open the YouTube App on your Android Phone. Then open the first song you wish to add to your new playlist. To show the option to create a playlist, click on the video on
    Playlist on YouTube Android App - click playlist button
  2. Next, click on the 3 lines with a plus (+) sign (highlighted in the image below).
    Playlist on YouTube Android App - click on create playlist
  3. Then, somewhere in the middle of your phone, select Create new playlist. If prompted to create a channel, click CREATE CHANNEL. The option to create your new playlist then opens.
    Playlist on YouTube Android App - create channel
  4. Enter the name of your new YouTube music playlist. If you want it private, check the Private box. Finally, to create your playlist, click Ok.
    Playlist on YouTube Android App - create name of playlist
  5. To view your new YouTube music playlist, on the bottom of the App, click Library. Then scroll down towards the middle of the App to see your playlists.
    Playlist on YouTube Android App - playlist created

 

How to Add Songs to a YouTube Music Playlist

This demo is done on YouTube.com (browser). To add a new song to an existing YouTube music playlist:

  1. Open YouTube.com on your favorite browser.
  2. Then open a song you wish to add to your playlist. Below the video, click the 3 lines with plus (+) sign.
    YouTube Music Playlist- add to your playlist
  3. Finally, check the box beside the playlist you wish to add the new song (video). Then click on the x sign (top of the pop up).
    YouTube Music Playlist - select playlist
  4. Now your playlist is updated with the new song. Notice that my playlist now has 2 songs.
    YouTube Music Playlist - playlist created

 

How to Share a YouTube Music Playlist

To share your YouTube music playlist:

  1. Open YouTube.com on your browser. Then click the 3 lines on the top left. Then click Library. To view your playlists, scroll down towards the middle of the page.
  2. Beneath the playlist you wish to share, click VIEW FULL PLAYLIST.
    Share a YouTube Music Playlist - view full playlist
  3. Then, beside the channel, click the EDIT button.
    Share a YouTube Music Playlist - edit playlist
  4. Notice that there is no Share option. This is because the playlist is private. To change playlist privacy settings, click Playlist settings.
    Share a YouTube Music Playlist - click playlist settings
  5. On the PLAYLIST PRIVACY drop-down, select Public or Unlisted. Then click Save. The Share option is now available. See the second image below.
    Share a YouTube Music Playlist - playlist privacy

    Share a YouTube Music Playlist - click on share button

  6. To share your YouTube music playlist, click Share. Then copy the link and send to whoever you wish to share the playlist with.
    Share a YouTube Music Playlist - playlist shared
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