YouTube is picking up an update today to version, bringing a few different small changes to the way you interact with playlists in the app. First up is the display of playlist groupings across the app, where you now have an overflow button to save or share a list without tapping into it specifically. Each playlists now shows the number of items in the list as well.

When you're in a full playlist view, the "like" (thumb-up) button has been replaced with a plus button, which turns into a checkmark when you've added it. Playlists show up in the slide-in menu just like before, but now with a different icon and a "view all" button that takes you to your full playlist list.

It's a small set of changes, but ones that you'll like to have if you're a big playlist user on YouTube. You can grab the latest version of the app from the Play Store link at the top of this post.


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YouTube update makes subtle changes to playlists


Does the watch later list start you at your most recently added video yet?? Tired of scrolling endlessly to the newest videos.. Also, deleting a video takes you back to the top of the list and have to scroll all the way down to get back again..

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I would think you'd want to watch videos in the order you added them (oldest first), so it would drive me batshit crazy if they sorted it the other way. But this should really be an option.

YES PLEASE! I was about to post the same thing! It's so hard to manage your Watch Later playlist in the app. They should also add a swipe to remove function instead of having to use the overflow menu.

+100 Those are my same exact issues. I use the Watch Later list as a catch all where I add videos throughout the day from Twitter and the Web and it could be days and many videos later before I get a chance to Chromecast them.

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I have a YouTube download app that let's me download in 1080p, but it can't stream because of Google's proprietary DASH streaming system. I also wish YouTube would remember what quality I set so it doesn't default to 720p every time I open it.

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