How to Make Playlists on TikTok (In Seconds!)

Last updated on January 31st, 2023 at 06:54 pm

As a platform, TikTok is constantly evolving to provide a better creative environment for its users. The recent addition of the playlist creation feature is a good example.

With the playlist feature, creators can now have their videos organized uniquely and made available to their audience.

Make Playlists on TikTok

This feature can go a long way in helping creators grow their followers on the platform if maximized.

Okay, you are aware of the playlist feature on TikTok. How to make use of it may now be the worry.

That’s exactly what you are going to find out in this article. Read through this page to find out how to create a playlist on TikTok.

This would entail how to add, remove, edit, rename and delete a playlist on TikTok. Basically, you are going to discover all there is to manage a playlist on TikTok here.

Creating and carrying out different actions on your playlist on TikTok is very easy.

Every action will be explained in a detailed step-like manner to guide you through the process. As such, even if it is your first time, you should not have any issues knowing exactly what to do by going through this guide.


How to Make Playlists on TikTok

Playlist creation is the first thing to do if you want to make use of the feature. Two distinct ways are provided on TikTok for this process.

You can create a playlist via your profile, or do so directly through a preferred video.


Create a TikTok Playlist Via Your Profile

You can simply have your playlist created using your profile in the steps explained below:


Step 1: Go to your TikTok profile

Launch the TikTok app using your Android or iOS device. You can open the platform using its website if you are using a personal computer.

After launching the platform, navigate to the lower right corner of the page and launch your profile by pressing the profile icon.


Step 2: Create a playlist

In your profile, locate the video section. In the video section, initiate the playlist creation by selecting the “Sort Videos into Playlist” feature.

If you have created a playlist before, you can simply press the plus tab in your playlist section to create a new playlist.

Yes, it is that simple to have your playlist created from your profile. All you have to do is follow the steps that will be provided in this guide to successfully add videos to the playlist created.


Create a TikTok Playlist Using a Preferred Video

You don’t have to go to your profile to have a playlist created if you already have a video in mind you wish to make use of.

You can follow the steps below to create a playlist directly using a video.


Step 1: Locate the video you wish to use

Launch the platform either from your mobile app or from a website. Search for the video you wish to use.


Step 2: Initiate playlist creation

When you have found the video you want to use, you can initiate the playlist creation process by either pressing the three-dotted icon located on the right side of the video or you can tap and hold the video for some seconds.


Step 3: Select “Add to playlist”

After pressing either the options icon at the right of the video or tapping and pressing it for a while, the “Add to playlist” option will be displayed.

Select it by tapping on it.


Step 4: Confirm the process of playlist creation

You will have to select the “Create a playlist” button to confirm and complete the process.

With this format, you have successfully done two things at the same time: created a playlist and added the first video to the newly created playlist.

Creating an empty playlist is as good as not having a playlist at all. So, there is a need to add videos to your playlist.


Adding Videos to a TikTok Playlist

There are two ways to have videos added to your playlist.


Method 1: Adding Older Videos

This is the more conventional method. After creating your playlist, you can simply select the videos you wish to add to the playlist. Follow the steps below to do this:

  1. Launch your TikTok app.
  2. Search and locate the video you wish to be added to the list.
  3. Press the options menu which is represented by a three-dotted icon to reveal the option for video addition. You can press and hold the video to reveal the video addition option as well.
  4. Press the “Add to playlist” button. Tap on the playlist you wish the video to be added to.


Method 2: Adding  a Video While Posting

Another way you can add a video to your playlist on TikTok is doing so after posting a video. Here is how:

  1. Create your TikTok video directly on the TikTok app or select an already-made video to upload.
  2. You will be provided with the option of adding your video to a playlist if you have a ready-made playlist. If you don’t, then, the option will not be displayed.
  3. Go ahead and choose the playlist you will want the video to be added to.
  4. Afterwards, you can upload the video.


Managing Your Playlists on TikTok

There are different actions that you can carry out on your playlist. You can edit your playlist, or have one deleted if the need arises.

Note that you can only afford to use a video in just one playlist. This means that you will have to remove a video from one playlist to have access to adding it to another.


How to Remove a Video from Your Playlist

  1. Launch your TikTok account.
  2. Locate the video to be removed.
  3. Press and hold the video for a while or select the options icon (•••) at the side of the video.
  4. From the options, select “Remove from playlist”.


How to Edit Your Playlist

  1. Launch the TikTok app and open your profile.
  2. From your video section, select the playlist to be edited.
  3. Press the option icon (•••) and choose the option of editing your playlist from the options displayed.
  4. You can add, remove and reorganize the videos in your selected playlist afterwards.


How to Delete Your Playlist on TikTok

  1. Open your profile.
  2. Select the playlist to be deleted in the video section.
  3. Press the option icon (•••) and choose the delete option.
  4. Confirm the process by selecting ” Delete” again.


How to Make Playlists on TikTok FAQs


Is the TikTok playlist open to every user on TikTok?

The playlist feature is not available to every creator on TikTok. If you cannot access the feature in your account, it simply means that it is not available to you, yet.


Can all videos be added to a playlist?

Only public videos are permitted to be added to a playlist on TikTok. You cannot add other videos that are not in the public category.


Why can I not add a video to a playlist?

Check to confirm if you have added the video in question to an already-existing playlist. If you have, then, you will have to remove the video from the playlist before you can add it to another playlist.



The automatic way of arrangements for your video is by order of the time added.

This means the newly added videos will come up first while the older ones will be lower. If this does not work for you, simply rearrange your playlist manually to reflect the order of appearance that works for you.

Using the Playlist can add a sense of uniqueness to your account and make video series easily accessible to your audience.

If you, therefore, have access to this feature on TikTok, it will serve you well to make use of it.


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