How to Create YouTube Playlists [4 Ways]

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In this video, I’ll show you how to create YouTube playlists.

YouTube Playlist play a major role of;

  • Keeping your videos organized
  • Increasing Watch Time and Session time.

In this video, we’ll look at 4 ways to create a YouTube playlist.

  1. From the YouTube Homepage
  2. When watching a video
  3. When Uploading a Video in the YouTube Studio
  4. In the Playlists section in YouTube Studio.


In this video, I’ll show you how to create YouTube playlists.

Hi, my name is David and if this is your first time watching my videos, and you get value from the content that you watch, kindly consider liking this video and sharing it with your friends so that we can all learn together.

So I’m inside YouTube, and maybe just for the purposes of this video, why would you want to create YouTube playlists?

The reason number one is to organize videos that potentially you want to watch later, or maybe videos that you’d like to categorize so that you can follow in order if you’re trying to learn something.

That is maybe a video from different creators, and you want to watch the videos in a particular sequence.

So you can organize the videos that you want to watch.

If you’re the owner of the videos, then you want to organize your videos in a way that it is going to boost the watch time for your videos that get you more views and get you more watch time. And also session time.

So those are just some few importances and I’ll show you a couple of ways you can do this.

So let’s say I’m inside the default you do page here.

Let’s say I want to save this as a playlist, this video from Vuhlandes–just or maybe let’s see Russell Brunson from clickfunnels.

So you can first of all start off by the three vertical dots here, just click on that, and then click on Save to playlist.

Once you click on Save to playlist, you’re going to get the option to save to whatever playlist that you want.

Different playlists that you’ve created will appear here.

If you wanted to create a new playlist, you can just click on that.

And then enter a playlist name and then you can set the privacy.

And then once you’re satisfied, you can click on Create.

Alternatively, if you’re watching a video, let’s just open up this video. Pause it.

If you’re watching a video, then the alternative method is just clicking on the Save button here. Let’s click on it.

And you’ll get the option to save to a playlist that you have or create a new playlist.

So those are two methods that you can do it from the YouTube page and also when you’re watching a video.

Now, what if –you want to save or create a playlist when you’re uploading your own videos. Let’s look at that.

So I have this video that are uploading at the moment it’s on how to crop or put a picture or image in a shape using Canva.

So the simplest way to do that is just scroll down slightly.

And you’ll see the section called Playlists.

So you can add your video to one or more playlist. And this is very good.

And please tell viewers discover your content faster, especially if the playlists have the how tos.

For example, if this tutorial playlist is a Canva playlist that I’m working with, then this will help boost or help people discover my videos.

So let’s say I click on that.

Let’s say this particular video wasn’t associated with any playlist, then I would come down here and click on new playlist, and then add a title and then set the visibility of the playlist and then create.

But let’s just leave it at the How to tutorials playlist that I’ve created. And click on done. So that’s method one inside the YouTube studio.

And then method number two is, once you’re inside the YouTube studio, you can come to the left- click on playlists.

And once you click on playlists, you can come to the new playlist, click on that.

And then you can just add a title, whatever title – “new playlist.”

And it’s always good if you can do optimized playlists.

For example, the video I just demonstrated like Canva tutorials. That is a good name.

Maybe somebody is searching for Canva tutorials. These will help viewers discover your videos and then you can make it public.

Let’s just click on Create for this single one.

Something else that you can do once you do this is that you can always add a description.

Descriptions will help you playlist rank for whatever you want.

So you can just come in here and then say- “In this series of videos of Canva tutorials will be — tutorials — we’ll be looking at what type of graphic content you can create with Canva.”

You have up to 500 characters. There is a space there.

You have up to 5000 characters to write your description. So use it wisely.

And then Once you start adding videos to your playlist, then you can order them in the way that you want them to appear.

So once you’re satisfied, you can just click on Save, etc.

If you wanted to make any changes to the title, you can always edit that. So that’s good.

So we have that and that is how you can create YouTube playlist inside the homepage, YouTube homepage or when you’re searching for videos.

Number two when you’re watching a video.

Number three when you’re uploading a video and number four from the YouTube playlist, channel playlist section, so it’s pretty easy and super fast.

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