How to Make a Playlist on TikTok (With Photos)

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How to Make a Playlist on TikTok (With Photos)

Are you sharing a long story on TikTok and need to direct your viewers to the next video? Perhaps you’re passionate about many things and want to organize your videos into folders. If so, you need to take advantage of making a playlist on TikTok.

A TikTok playlist makes it easier for viewers interested in your content to scroll through all relevant videos. Unfortunately, not everyone has the feature, and those who do may have trouble getting it to work properly.

Read through our prerequisite section first. If you have the TikTok playlist option, the following steps will help you master the feature.

TikTok Playlists Prerequisites

Before we dive into our tutorial, you should know that TikTok is quite stingy with its playlist feature. Most TikTok creators don’t have the option to add videos to a playlist. Of course, if you don’t have the feature yet, we’ll show you some other ways to help viewers find your next TikTok video.

Creators with the TikTok Playlist option will have more than 10,000 followers and a TikTok creator’s account. You also must ensure the video is set to Public. However, just because you meet these criteria doesn’t mean you can create playlists.

Per usual, TikTok doesn’t give us a lot of information about playlists or why some have them and some don’t. Some TikTok users report the feature showing up with over 200,000 followers, while others report the feature disappeared after getting it.

Ultimately, if you’re fortunate enough to have the TikTok Playlist option, the following steps will work for you. If not, scroll further down the page, and we’ll show you other methods to help your users find relevant videos.

How to Make a Playlist on Tiktok

If you meet the requirements above, you can make a playlist on TikTok. The steps are relatively simple. Just follow these steps to make a playlist and add existing videos to it:

Step 1: Open TikTok Profile

The option to make a playlist is on your profile page. From TikTok’s home screen, tap the profile icon in the bottom right corner.

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Your profile is located in the bottom right-hand corner.

Step 2: Tap Sort Videos into Playlists

Just above all your TikTok videos, you’ll see an option to Sort videos into playlists.

The option appears as a narrow bar just above your existing videos. Tap that and move through the following windows to name your TikTok playlist.

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Tap the narrow bar above your existing videos to sort videos into playlists.

Step 3: Add Videos

Finally, you can tap the bubbles in the upper-left corner of your TikTok videos to add them to your playlist.

After adding all your videos, you will have a new playlist loaded with content for your viewers to enjoy.

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Tap on the circles in the upper right-hand corners to add the videos to your playlist.

Check out this video for a detailed tutorial walkthrough:

How to Make a Playlist From the Video

Another option TikTok gives its users is the ability to make a TikTok Playlist from an existing video. Here’s what to do:

Step 1: Tap the Menu Icon

Open your TikTok video and tap the three-dot icon to the right.

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The three dot (more) menu is located near the bottom of the screen on the right-hand side.

Step 2: Tap Add to Playlist

Finally, tap Add to Playlist in the menu that appears.

You can select the option to create a new playlist or add the video to an existing one.

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If you have the option, “Add to Playlist” will be located in the More menu at the bottom of your screen.

What to Do if You Don’t Have TikTok Playlists

If you, like millions of others, don’t have the option to create a TikTok playlist, you can still do some things to make it easier for your viewers to follow a storyline.

Add Your Next TikTok Video to the Comments

One of the best options for keeping viewers on track with a story or genre is to add the next video to the comments. Now, when your viewers go looking for the next video, it’s in the comments, and all they need to do is tap it. You can do this as many times as you’d like.

To add your next TikTok video to your comments on an existing video, type a new comment first. Then, hit Reply. Finally, tap the camera icon and add a new video. The video will appear right beneath your initial comment.

Label Your Videos

Another really helpful way to direct viewers to the next video in a series is to label the cover photos.

Helpful Hint: You must perform these steps on the publishing page. You can’t go back and add them later.

A label on your video can tell your viewers which videos are relevant to their interests. For example, if you’re telling a long story, label your video Part 1, Part 2, and so forth. If you’re trying to raise awareness about Macaroni Penguins on Heard Island, be sure to include “Macaroni Penguins” in your label.

Ultimately, all videos will appear on your profile in chronological order, but a label makes it easier to navigate to the next video in a series.

How to See Other People’s Playlists

Although you may not have the option to create playlists on TikTok, others may. However, it isn’t always easy to find the option.

If you’re scrolling your FYP and see an interesting video, you can tap the Playlist at the bottom of the screen. Then, all the creator’s videos in that playlist will appear for you to choose the next one. Although this won’t show on every TikTok video, many creators have taken advantage of the feature.

You can also access another creator’s playlists from their profile. Above all their videos, you will see blocks with different labels. Tap the label that indicates the playlist you’d like to watch. Then, tap the video you’d like to watch.

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You can access another creator’s playlists from their profile.

Next Video, Please

TikTok playlists are a wonderful way to keep all your TikTok content organized. You can create a playlist for those who enjoy your adventures and one for those who enjoy your pets, as long as you have the feature, of course.

Although many of us don’t have TikTok playlists, there are plenty of ways the company lets us organize our content. We can add labels or add videos to comments. Hopefully, one day, all TikTok users will get to make playlists, but for now, there are only the haves and the have-nots.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will TikTok give everyone the option to make playlists?

Unfortunately, the company won’t tell us when they’ll roll out this feature to everyone. However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t hope.

You can start building your followers or even get verified. Or, if you have the option, try out TikTok’s Beta option. The Beta option lets users try out new features before anyone else. If you’re lucky, the playlist feature will be there.

I had the playlist feature and it's gone. What happened?

You aren’t alone if you had the playlist feature at one time, but it went away. Many users received the feature only to find it disappeared after an app update.

While we don’t have any answers for why TikTok took the playlist feature away, we can offer reassurance that it isn’t a glitch or something that can be fixed. At this point, we just have to wait on TikTok to release it again.

How do I delete a TikTok playlist?

If you decide you no longer want a playlist, you can delete it. Open the playlist and tap the three-dot icon. Then, select Delete Playlist. Finally, tap Delete to permanently delete the playlist.

If I add videos to a playlist, then delete it, will it delete my vidoes?

No. Any videos in the playlist after you delete it will still appear on your TikTok profile.

However, if you delete the videos, they will disappear from your playlist and your profile.

How do I remove TikTok videos from a playlist?

You can easily remove videos by opening the playlist and tapping the Edit option. Then, tap Remove Videos and select which ones you’d like to remove. Confirm you’d like to remove those videos from the playlist.

If you remove a video from a playlist, it will still appear on your profile. If you want to do away with the video entirely, open it, tap the three-dot icon, then delete the video in the menu.

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