Whether you like to watch videos of dogs with shoes or need a tutorial on carburetor repairs, YouTube has you covered. The video-sharing service provides users with several ways to watch and save videos, including playlists. While they are handy, you may wonder how to delete playlists on YouTube.
If you want to delete YouTube playlists, we’ll show you how to do so from the website or the mobile app. It’s a process that takes less than 5 minutes, using the steps in our guide, and can tidy up your library considerably.
How to Delete Playlists on YouTube Through the Web
If you’re on a PC or any device with a web browser, you can delete playlists on YouTube through their website. It’s the best option when you have multiple playlists you want to remove from the service.
Step 1: Log in to YouTube
Go to the website YouTube and look for the Sign in prompt on the upper right-hand corner of the page. Click on Sign in, and enter your information to access the site.
Step 2: Open the Library
Once you’re logged in, you’ll see a row of options on the left side of the page. Find the section that says Library, and click to open a new page.
Step 3: Access Playlists
From here, you can see your YouTube history, purchases, and any playlists you’ve created. Under the Watch later section, you should see all the playlists tied to your YouTube account.
Step 4: Delete Playlists
Locate the playlist you want to delete on YouTube and click on it to open up a new panel. Select the 3-dot menu to open up a submenu. Choose the option to Delete playlist and select it to remove it from YouTube.
How to Delete Playlists on the YouTube App
If you don’t have access to a PC or prefer to use a mobile device to delete playlists on YouTube, follow these steps. While we used Android in our guide, the process largely remains the same on iOS.
Step 1: Open the App
Open the YouTube app on your phone or tablet. Make sure you’re signed into the account you want to remove playlists from.
Step 2: Access the Library
With the app open, go to the bottom next to Subscriptions and tap on Library to bring up your YouTube history and playlists.
Step 3: Choose a Playlist to Delete
From the Library, scroll down until you see a section labeled Playlists. Look for the playlist you want to remove and tap on it to proceed.
Step 4: Delete YouTube Playlist
Look for the 3-dot menu at the top-right of the page. Tap on it and you’ll see an option that says Delete playlist as shown below. Follow the prompts to remove the playlist from your account.
Watch this step-by-step video on how to delete a YouTube playlist:
How to Edit YouTube Playlists
When you remove or delete a YouTube playlist, you can’t get it back. You can edit existing playlists, however, which could be a better alternative in some cases.
How to Remove Videos from a YouTube Playlist
When you want to keep a playlist on YouTube, but want to remove content from it, you can simply edit it. To do this, you need to access the playlist section from the web or a mobile device using the steps we outlined.
Once you have the playlist loaded, you’ll see the popular 3-dot menu next to each title on the list. When you select this menu, you’re given a number of options including Share, Save to playlist, and Save to Watch later.
If you want to delete the item from the playlist, choose Remove. You’ll need to repeat this step for each item on the playlist you want to remove. It’s ideal for quick edits, but you may be better off deleting and building a new playlist in some cases.
How to Add Videos to a YouTube Playlist
Want to set up a new playlist on YouTube or add existing videos to the one you’ve already created? YouTube makes this simple, as you can add a video to any list with only a few clicks or taps.
To add videos to a YouTube playlist, locate the video you want to add and select the 3-dot menu next to the Share button below the title. If you have existing playlists, they will appear in a pop-up window, but you can also create new ones from here.
Select the playlist you want to save the video to. This process works on the web, although the steps on a phone are similar. Just look for the 3-dot menu and tap on it to save the video to your account.
Deleting YouTube playlists is something anyone can do when they want to tidy up their history. However, it’s important to remember you can edit or combine them. If you want to delete an entire channel, not a playlist, this guide will walk you through the process.
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