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How To Make A YouTube Playlist: From Creating To Sharing And Collaborating

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(CTN NEWS) – If you’re an avid YouTube user, you’ve probably come across playlists at some point. YouTube playlists are a fantastic way to organize and curate your favorite videos into a single collection.

Whether you want to create a playlist for workout routines, music videos, educational content, or any other topic, this article will guide you through the process of making a YouTube playlist like a pro.

Why Create a YouTube Playlist?

Before we dive into the nitty-gritty of creating a YouTube playlist, let’s take a moment to understand why you should consider making one in the first place. Here are a few compelling reasons:

  1. Organization: Playlists allow you to group related videos together, making it easier to find and watch specific content.
  2. Curated Collections: By curating your favorite videos into playlists, you can create thematic collections that reflect your interests and preferences.
  3. Easy Access: Once you create a playlist, you can access it anytime, anywhere, and on any device with an internet connection.
  4. Sharing and Collaboration: Playlists can be shared with others, allowing you to introduce your favorite videos to friends, family, or even collaborate on a playlist together.

Now that you understand the benefits, let’s move on to the steps for creating your very own YouTube playlist.

Getting Started

To create a YouTube playlist, you’ll need a YouTube account. If you don’t have one already, follow these simple steps to get started:

  1. Step 1: Visit the YouTube website ( and click on the “Sign In” button located in the top right corner of the page.
  2. Step 2: If you already have a Google account, sign in with your Google credentials. If not, click on the “Create Account” button and follow the instructions to create a new account.
  3. Step 3: Once you’re signed in, you’ll have access to all the features of YouTube, including the ability to create playlists.

How to Create a YouTube Playlist

Now that you have a YouTube account, follow these steps to create your first playlist:

  1. Step 1: Sign in to your YouTube account if you haven’t already.
  2. Step 2: Click on the menu icon (three horizontal lines) located in the top left corner of the YouTube homepage.
  3. Step 3: In the menu that appears, click on the “Library” option.
  4. Step 4: On the Library page, click on the “Playlists” tab.
  5. Step 5: Click on the “+ New playlist” button.
  6. Step 6: Give your playlist a name and, optionally, a description. You can also choose whether the playlist should be public or private.
  7. Step 7: Click on the “Create” button, and voila! Your YouTube playlist is now created.

Customizing Your Playlist

Once you’ve created your YouTube playlist, you can customize it to suit your preferences. Here are a few customization options you can explore:

  1. Adding Videos: To add videos to your playlist, simply search for the desired video on YouTube, click on the video thumbnail, and then click on the “+ Add to” button. Choose your playlist from the dropdown menu, and the video will be added.
  2. Organizing Videos: You can easily change the order of videos in your playlist by dragging and dropping them into the desired sequence.
  3. Editing Playlist Details: If you want to change the name, description, or privacy settings of your playlist, go to the playlist page and click on the pencil icon next to the playlist name.
  4. Thumbnail Selection: YouTube automatically generates a thumbnail for your playlist, but you can also choose a custom thumbnail by clicking on the pencil icon in the playlist header and selecting “Choose from videos” or “Upload photos.”

Sharing and Collaborating

One of the great features of YouTube playlists is the ability to share them with others and collaborate on them. Here’s how you can make the most of these options:

  1. Sharing Your Playlist: To share your playlist with others, go to the playlist page, click on the “Share” button, and choose the desired sharing method, such as copying the playlist link or sharing it on social media.
  2. Collaborating on a Playlist: If you want to collaborate with others on a playlist, you can invite them to become contributors. To do this, go to the playlist page, click on the “Edit” button, and then click on the “Invite” button. Enter the email addresses or YouTube usernames of the people you want to invite and click on the “Send” button.


Creating a YouTube playlist is a fantastic way to organize and enjoy your favorite videos in a curated collection.

With the simple steps outlined in this article, you now have the knowledge and tools to create your own playlists, customize them to your liking, and even share and collaborate with others.

So, what are you waiting for? Start making your YouTube playlists today and enhance your viewing experience.


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Alishba Waris is an independent journalist working for CTN News. She brings a wealth of experience and a keen eye for detail to her reporting. With a knack for uncovering the truth, Waris isn't afraid to ask tough questions and hold those in power accountable. Her writing is clear, concise, and cuts through the noise, delivering the facts readers need to stay informed. Waris's dedication to ethical journalism shines through in her hard-hitting yet fair coverage of important issues.

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