Question: How do you create a playlist in YouTube Studio?

Answer

Creating a playlist in YouTube Studio is a straightforward process that can help in organizing videos and increasing viewer engagement. Here's how to do it:

Step 1: Access YouTube Studio

First, make sure you’re signed in to your YouTube account. Then, navigate to YouTube Studio by clicking on your profile picture in the top right corner of YouTube and selecting "YouTube Studio".

Step 2: Go to Playlists

In the left-hand menu of YouTube Studio, click on "Playlists". This will take you to the playlists page where you can manage existing playlists or create new ones.

Step 3: Create a New Playlist

On the Playlists page, click the "New Playlist" button, usually found at the top or on the left side of the screen. You’ll be prompted to enter a name for your playlist. Choose a name that reflects the content of the videos you plan to add. After naming your playlist, choose its visibility (Public, Unlisted, or Private) and then click "Create".

Step 4: Add Videos to Your Playlist

After creating your playlist, you'll need to add videos to it. You can add videos during the creation phase by clicking on "Edit playlist" and then "Add videos". You can search for videos by URL, by keywords, or simply select from your existing uploaded videos. Once you find the videos you want to include, add them to your playlist.

Step 5: Arrange and Customize

Once videos are added, you can drag and drop them to rearrange the order. You can also customize your playlist by adding a description under "Playlist settings", which can help viewers understand what your playlist is about and improve its visibility in search results.

Step 6: Save Changes

After adding and arranging videos in your playlist, remember to save your changes. There will typically be a “Save” button near the top of the screen.

Playlists are an excellent way to keep your YouTube channel organized and encourage visitors to watch more of your videos. They can also improve the discovery of your content by making it more searchable and by appearing in suggested video feeds.

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