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How to delete a playlist on YouTube

Is your playlist getting a little outdated?
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April 29, 2022

YouTube playlists are a great way to organize videos. It’s easy to go on a spree and watch tons of videos per day, and sometimes you want to save certain ones for later. Playlists help you do just that, and they keep everything organized. For example, “Favorites” can be for all of the videos you really like, while your “Music” playlist can be for your favorite songs. Playlists can also get out of hand, however, especially if you’re using playlists to organize your own YouTube channel content. Let’s go over how to delete a playlist on YouTube.

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QUICK ANSWER 

To delete a playlist on YouTube, go to Library Playlists. Click on the VIEW FULL PLAYLIST button underneath the playlist you want to delete. With the playlist opened into full, click More (⋯) > Delete playlist > DELETE.


JUMP TO KEY SECTIONS 

Deleting a playlist on YouTube

Desktop

From the YouTube home screen, click the Library tab from the menu on the left side.

click library from the home screen on youtube
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In Library, scroll down to the Playlists section. Click the VIEW FULL PLAYLIST button underneath the playlist you want to delete.

click view full playlist
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With the playlist opened into full, click the ⋯ button underneath the title of the playlist.

click the three dot button on your playlist
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From the subsequent dropdown menu, click Delete playlist.

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You will get one last chance to cancel your playlist deletion. To continue and finish deleting your playlist, click DELETE.

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Android & iOS

Open the YouTube app on your Android or iOS device. From the bottommost toolbar, tap Library.

go to library on mobile and find your playlist
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Scroll down to Playlists, then tap the playlist you want to delete.

Press the button in the top right of your playlist. From the subsequent dropdown, tap Delete playlist.

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You will be prompted one last time with a Delete playlist? pop-up. Press DELETE to delete your playlist.


Read more: How to delete a video on YouTube

FAQs

Does deleting a YouTube playlist delete the videos?

No, deleting a playlist does not delete the videos within it. Those videos belong to their respective owners, and, for a video to be deleted, the person who posted it must delete it themselves.

The same goes for videos on your own channel. If you created a playlist full of your own videos, deleting the playlist will not delete those videos. They will still be available under the VIDEOS tab on your channel.