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May 16, 2011

Playlists in YouTube's Drop Down Menu

YouTube's drop down menu at the top of the page now includes a list of all your playlists and makes it easier to access your favorite videos, your liked videos and the videos added to the "Watch later" playlist.

"You will now see a different set up when you click on your username in the upper right hand corner of any page. In addition to showing the same links to access your Account, My Videos, etc. you will be able to click on thumbnails to automatically load your playlists, Liked, Favorites, and Watch Later lists. The songs in your playlists will be accessible in the strip across the bottom of your screen -- so you can easily navigate to different videos in the playlist you are watching," explained a Google employee.

Another way to access your playlists is to expand the small bar displayed at the bottom of the page, click "Options" and select "Load a different playlist".

{ Thanks, Andrew. }


  1. I've been getting this new mechanism for about a week but I don't know if I like it yet. I like that playlists are now more accessible than before but if I want to play a specific video in a playlist, I have to scroll through a lot of videos before reaching that video.

    I guess I'm going to have to click on My Videos and then click on the playlist where I saved a video. And it used to be like this when playlists were hidden, I would click on My Videos or Favorites and then on a playlist name.

  2. Playlist is a great feature but too hard to understand how to add videos and start the playlist.


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