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How To Create A Playlist On YouTube – YouTube Tutorial

how to create a youtube playlist

In this tutorial we are going to be talking about YouTube Playlists. I am going to show you how to create your first YouTube playlist. Playlists are extremely important on YouTube. The staff at YouTube has said in blog posts that directly that Playlists do effect video ranking in some way.

 A Playlists is a group of similar videos, by placing videos of similar content in the same group it allows your viewers to come to one place for all of their needs on that topic. 

How to create a playlist step by step:

1.) When you login to your YouTube account if you look at the left hand side of the screen you will see a Playlist link. Click on that link.









2.) Once you have clicked on that link you will see a button at the top of the page that says “New Playlist”. Click that button.






Here is an example of a playlist


3.) Once you click that link a drop down menu will appear asking you to give your playlist a name. Go ahead and name the playlist whatever you want and then click Create.







4.) There is also a drop down menu that says public, if you click on that you will have the option to set your playlist to Public, Private, or Unlisted.

  • Public means everyone can see it.
  • Private means only people that you send the direct link to will be able to access the playlist.
  • Unlisted means that until you make it public or private nobody will be able to view it.

5.)  Once you have created the playlist you will see a few different options. You will be able to type in your Playlist description here to let the viewers know what types of videos will be in the playlist, you will have the option to share the playlist via multiple social media outlets, and you will also be able to view the playlist settings.

how-to-make-a-youtube-playlist6.) When you are wanting to add videos to your playlist just click the “Add Video” link on the right hand side of the screen.

Congratulations you now have your first YouTube playlist! 

Here is a video tutorial on how to create and manage YouTube playlists

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