How to Make a YouTube Playlist in 2020

YouTube has a wide collection of videos. The algorithm of YouTube will continue to suggest large amounts of videos you might be interested in. A good way to watch all of them, in the order you prefer, is to group them into playlists. This article will explain how to make a YouTube playlist.

We all know the impact that YouTube had on society when it came out a few years ago. Even now, YouTube is still relevant. There are so many videos on the platform. Even those old videos that we would have never been able to find back if it weren’t for Youtube.

As we already know, YouTube is now a Google sub-product. When it comes to creating a YouTube account, you simply need to login into your Google profile and you’re good to go.

If you want to know more about that, you should probably check out our guide on How to login, logout and Verify YouTube Account and Password.

In this article, you will find:

  • How to Make a YouTube Playlist on Desktop
  • How to Make a YouTube Playlist on Mobile
  • How to Share YouTube Playlist
  • How to Embed YouTube Playlist
  • How to create a YouTube Music Playlist
  • Conclusion

How to Make a YouTube Playlist on Desktop

Making playlists on YouTube is very easy, whether you’re doing it on a laptop or on your smartphone. In this paragraph, we’re about to explain how to make a YouTube playlist on desktop.

If you are watching a video, but for some reason you have to stop there, make sure to save the video to a playlist, so you can watch it later. Doing so is very easy. In fact, you only have to click on the “Save” button underneath the video.

After clicking there, a list of all your playlists will open up. Right now, you’ll be able to select the right playlist to save your video tp. You will also be able to create a new playlist, if needed.

This procedure works when you have to save a video that you’ve already been watching. However, we all know that YouTube gives video suggestions on the right side of the screen the entire time. What if you’ve been watching a video, but notice that you’d love to watch some of the videos suggested by YouTube?

Well, don’t worry. You’ll be able to save them all to your playlists, even without opening them!

In fact, all you have to do is click on those small dots on the top right corner of the video suggestion (see image below) and select “Save to playlist”.

At this point, you’ll be able to select the playlist you want to save the video to and watch it back anytime!

Obviously, to watch back all those videos grouped into playlists you must know how to find all your playlists.

Don’t you worry, this is very easy! Simply click on the top left corner of your screen (the three-lines-symbol next to YouTube’s logo). A menu bar will appear on screen, and your playlists will all be there!

How to Make a YouTube Playlist on Mobile

We’ve already seen how to make a YouTube playlist on the desktop. Now, what if we want to do the same thing on a smartphone?  The procedure is pretty much the same, or even simpler if possible. Let’s go through all the steps to find out how to make a YouTube playlist on mobile.

First of all, we have to find a video that’s interesting enough to save to one of our playlists. Let’s assume that we’ve been watching it. Underneath the video we can spot a few different buttons. Specifically, we can give a like to the video, a dislike, we can share the video, download it (only on Google Premium) and, last but not least, save it. Let’s tap on the “Save” button.

Once we hit “Save”, the button will display the text “Saved”. On the button of your screen you’ll read “Saved to Recent Playlist (name of the playlist)”. This means that you’ll be able to find the video to the playlist that you most recently edited. If you’re not ok with that, because you’d like to have the video into another playlist, tap “Change”.

At this point, you’ll be able to pick the perfect location for your video among all the playlists that you have created already. Alternatively, you can always create a new playlist to save the video to.

We’ve just seen how to make a YouTube playlist on the mobile. However, one last step is missing. How do we find all our playlists on a smartphone? Simple, just click on the button “Library” on the button at the right corner of your phone’s screen. All your playlist will be listed there and you’ll find all your saved videos!

How to Share YouTube Playlist

Now that we know how to create YouTube playlists, it is time to find out how to share them with friends. It is possible to share a YouTube playlist, whether you’re on a laptop or a smartphone.

All you need to do is copy the URL from your browser and share it to your friends as a link.

On their official website, Google highlights a few interesting points to make sure that you’re sharing the right link. In fact, they suggest you to “look for ‘playlist’ in the URL to make sure you’re sharing a playlist and not simply a video within a playlist.” An example of this is:<playlist ID>.

Note by Google: If videos aren’t appearing in an embedded playlist, the uploader may have turned off the embed option for some of the videos. Private videos will also not play in the playlist unless they’ve been shared with you by the uploader.

You can read the complete list of Google’s guidelines on the official page simply clicking here.

How to Embed YouTube Playlist

Embedding a YouTube playlist is a really good idea to share a carousel of related videos on your website or blog. This procedure used to be easier, but changed in the last few years. Now, we don’t really know the reasons for this change, all we know is that it still is possible.

This is the official procedure recommended by Google for embedding YouTube playlists:

  1. Sign in to your YouTube account on a computer.
  2. On the left side of the page, select the playlist you want to embed.
  3. Copy the playlist ID from the URL.
  4. Modify the embed code for an individual video by doing the following:
  • In the place of the video ID (after “embed/”), substitute “videoseries?list=”.
  • Then paste the playlist ID after the “=”.
  • Paste the code into your blog or website HTML.


<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”” frameborder=”0″ allow=”autoplay; encrypted-media” allowfullscreen></iframe>

If you want to find out more about how to embed YouTube Playlist, you should probably check out the complete Google’s official guide at this page.

How to create a YouTube Music Playlist

In this article, we’ve already seen how to make a YouTube playlist. The procedure to group videos into playlists is very easy and it comes in very handy if you use playlists to archive videos you’ll need to watch, or rewatch, in the future. Now, it’s time for you to take one more tiny step. In fact, you must be aware that on YouTube you can also create music playlists. If you’re wondering how to create a Youtube music playlist.. Well, the answer is very easy. In fact, you simply need to find the video clip of your favourite songs and group them into a playlist as you would do for all the other videos. Nothing new, right? So, you might be wondering why am I explaining this.

You must know that a YouTube Premium Subscription gives you the opportunity to watch videos offline, without ads and also with your screen locked.  Basically, YouTube Premium turns the normal YouTube service into a real music player.

You’ll be able to listen to all your favourite artists and to group all the songs that you love into playlists that you can listen to anywhere and anytime. Even on a plane!

If you want to know more about YouTube Premium, check our ultimate guide now!


This guide aimed to explain how to make a YouTube playlist. We’ve shown you how to group videos into playlists on desktop and mobile. Additionally, you’ve also learned how to share those playlists and how to embed YouTube playlist into a normal webpage.

Last, but not least, you’ve learned how to properly benefit from your YouTube Premium subscription, creating music playlists. Obviously, a good music playlist can come in very handy even if you use the regular YouTube service. Let’s just imagine a dinner with friends or a house party. You could create the perfect playlist to share with your friends to have some fun and sing together!

To sum up, the benefits of creating YouTube playlists are uncountable and it’s just up to you, making sure to select the right videos and avail of such an handy feature offered by Google.

Creating playlists is certainly a great way to archive your videos. Obviously, at some point you might need to get rid of some of them. To do so, we’d recommend you to read our guide on How to Delete YouTube Playlist.

As usual, we’ll be available for any kind of query at Feel free to ask questions or clarifications, we’ll be happy to help!

Quick Tip: If you actively use YouTube to post your own videos, you should probably know what “Unlisted videos” are. Read our guide on What is an Unlisted YouTube Video? How to find it? Unlisted vs Private.