YouTube playlists are not meant to be saved forever. When you’re done viewing all the contents of a playlist, you can delete the playlist so that your list doesn’t become cluttered. Here’s how to do that on YouTube from your desktop or mobile phone.
Please note that YouTube does not allow you to delete certain playlists, such as the “Watch Later”. However, you can delete all contents of this playlist if you wish.
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Delete a YouTube playlist from desktop
Use YouTube’s official website to delete a playlist from your Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook computer.
Start by launching your favorite web browser on your computer and opening YouTube. Log in to your account on the site if you have not already done so.
After logging in, select “Library” from the YouTube sidebar on the left.
On the ‘Library’ page, scroll to the ‘Playlists’ section. Find the playlist you want to delete, then click “View full playlist” under that playlist.
When the playlist page opens, click on the three dots in the left sidebar.
Select ‘Delete playlist’ from the three-dot menu.
At the “Delete Playlist” prompt, choose the “Delete” option.
Warning: You can’t recover your deleted playlists, so make sure you really want to delete them.
And you’re done. Your selected playlist has now been removed from your YouTube account.
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Delete a YouTube playlist from mobile
On your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, use the YouTube app to delete your playlists.
Start by launching the YouTube app on your phone. Tap “Library” in the bottom bar of the app to view your playlists.
On the Library page, scroll down to Playlists and tap the playlist you want to delete.
In the top right corner of the playlist page, select the three dots and choose ‘Delete playlist’.
Tap “Delete” in the prompt.
And YouTube will remove the selected playlist from your account. You are done.
In the future, you can always create a new YouTube playlist to bring your favorite videos together.
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