Why you should share YouTube playlist links (and how)

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Don’t lose your YouTube viewers to OTHER suggested channels

It’s a good idea to put all your YouTube videos into a playlist of one kind or another. These playlists could be arranged by series, album, or theme (live performances, music videos, rig rundowns, etc.)

Then — if you do what we suggest in the video above — when you share or embed an individual video, your viewers can be guided towards a deeper experience. The next video in the playlist will automatically play at the conclusion of the previous one.

If you only share the standard video link, then YouTube will display a bunch of suggested videos at the end of your own video — and that’s no fun! You don’t want the possibility that YouTube will lead your viewers AWAY from you.

Instead, when you share a video, grab the PLAYLIST link for that video (rather than the standard video link). Here’s how:

  1. Go to one of your playlists on YouTube
  2. Click on the video within that playlist you’d like to share
  3. Click the “Share” or “Embed” button
  4. Make sure the “Share with playlist starting from [current video]” box is checked
  5. Copy the code and share!

Simple enough, right? But musicians often forget to take the extra few seconds to grab the playlist link, and it means they’re losing out on additional views. (I’m guilty too). So let’s remember to remember, okay?

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  • You can still do this. You need to open the playlist first, and then when you click the “share” link for an included video it’ll have that “share with playlist” option.

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  • I’m still able to use the “share with playlist” option. Does it not appear for you when you play a video within a playlist?

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  • Oscar Butler

    I was having the same problem, but I figured it out…
    If you make your way to your playlists tab where your playlist thumbnails show with a gray box on them and the number of videos in them. Roll your mouse over the playlist you want to share and right-click. Select copy link address. To test it out, paste the address in another tab url box. It should bring up the first video and the entire playlist thumbnails next to it.