Playlist Actions

Playlist Actions

the #1 YouTube playlist organizer

Rearrange and refine your playlists' lineup with advanced ordering and filtering options. Create a curated viewing experience that keeps your audience coming back for more.

boost watch time by optimizing your playlist video order

A playlist is more than a series of videos; it's a curated path that leads your audience through the best of your content, making them more likely to become fans and subscribers.

With Playlist Actions, you can control your audience's viewing experience like never before. Present your videos based on their number of views, comments, or engagement, remove duplicate or unlisted videos that don't align with your strategy, and switch video privacy settings in a snap.

Whether it's leading them from beginner to advanced tutorials or showcasing your best hits, the power to 'wow' your audience and keep them engaged with your content is yours.

customize the viewing experience with Playlist Actions

here's how Playlist Actions works

Playlist Actions is available for the following plans




how to tailor your playlist order

  • Step 1: Open the playlists tab in your YouTube Studio dashboard.
  • Step 2: Click the TubeBuddy icon next to any playlist.
  • Step 3: Change the playlist's privacy settings and video ordering or remove a video.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's a "playlist action"?

Playlist actions are ordering and filtering options you can apply to your playlists. You can modify the order in which you present your videos beyond YouTube's standard ordering options. You can also remove certain videos, like those that are unlisted or that don’t fit the overall playlist strategy.

Why do I need to use playlist actions?

Playlist Actions is like having a remote control for your audience's attention. You can sort your videos in a way that keeps viewers glued to the screen, get rid of the ones that don't fit your vibe, and change who can see your videos with a click.

It's all about making your channel the go-to spot for your fans, keeping everything fresh and exactly how you want it.

What video ordering options are there?

You can arrange your videos in ascending or descending order by:

  • The number of views
  • Upload date (most recent or oldest)
  • Published date (most recent or oldest)
  • Alphabetical order
  • Privacy settings (published, unlisted, or private)
  • Random order
  • Reverse current order
  • Average view duration (watch time)
  • Average view percentage
  • Total comments
  • Total likes
  • Total shares
  • Subscribers gained

What video-removing options are there?

You can remove videos from your playlists that meet any of the following criteria:

  • Deleted videos
  • Private videos
  • Private and deleted videos
  • Unlisted videos
  • Videos not uploaded by you
  • Duplicate videos

Are there any limits to the number of playlist actions I can use?

Realistically, there aren't. However, due to YouTube API limitations, we don't recommend running playlist action on playlists with more than 1,000 videos (and if that's an issue, kudos to you for creating so much content!).

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