TikTok Playlist Creation: Complete Guide

How to create a playlist on TikTok

Are you looking for a way to get the striking TikTok playlist feature to enhance and organize your TikTok profile like other pro creators? Then this article is for you.

TikTok is the world’s most loved and engaging short video platform by far. Due to its increasing demand, TikTok keeps introducing features often. One such great feature that has been introduced for creators is the TikTok playlist. This is an amazing feature to get more views on your videos and boost your account. By creating playlists you can categorize your content and organize them more efficiently. We will discuss the process and significance of creating a playlist in detail in this article.

Understanding the Purpose of TikTok Playlists

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The purpose of creating the playlists is to make a series with some of your videos in a way that represents a storyline, tutorial, or a series with similar kinds of videos. Whenever users watch one of your videos, the rest of the videos from that playlist will be played one by one automatically.

This feature is extremely helpful for the creators as well as for the viewers in multiple ways.

  • Organize your TikTok profile with the help of a TikTok playlist.
  • Segregate videos and help with searching.
  • Increase views.
  • Curating themes.
  • Make TikTok videos more engaging and interesting to watch by playing them in sequence.
  • Make it easy for viewers to consume more relevant content.

How to create a playlist in TikTok step-by-step guide?

Wondering how to create a playlist on TikTok?

Step 1: Research and Gather Content

Choose your videos wisely while making the playlist. An engaging series will bring you more viewers. If viewers find your video interesting they might be waiting for the next one from that playlist. They may check your profile too. So create more appealing content and take full advantage of the playlist feature.

TikTok profile showing playlists
TikTok official TikTok handle

We will provide you with a few ideas for videos that work well in the playlist.

  • Health transformation video playlist.
  • Recipe video playlist.
  • Tutorial video Playlist.
  • Storytelling video playlist.

Standing there where nearly 40% of the US population is now on TikTok, as a creator you must be aware of the latest TikTok trends and challenges, what your followers want to see, and what other creators are up to. Thus for discovering and exploring the TikTok world go to the search option on TikTok and type or tap on the TikTok trend you want to search for. Then you will find sections for “Top”, “Users”, “Videos”, “Sounds”, “Live”, “Hashtags” etc. This way you can research trending videos, and hashtags and gather content.

Step 2: Create a New Playlist

Let’s see the step-by-step process of creating a TikTok playlist.

  1. Open the TikTok app.
  2. Go to the videos tab in your profile.
  3. Tap “Sort videos into playlists” (if you haven’t created a playlist yet) or tap the “+” next to your existing playlists.
  4. Follow the steps in the app to name your playlist and add videos.

Keep in mind, that you can only create a playlist with your public videos.

Now see how to make a playlist from a video.

  1. Open the TikTok app.
  2. Go to your profile and access the video that you want to use to create a playlist.
  3. Tap the three-dot icon on the below right of the video or press and hold on the video.
  4. Tap “Add to playlist“.
  5. Follow the steps in the app to name your playlist.
  6. Then “Create playlist“.

The below video will make the process clearer to you.

Note: choose a playlist name with good SEO so that it can reach more people. For example, Weight loss journey, recipes, Pet care, etc. Keep yourself updated about the latest TikTok trends. Also make the name short, relevant, and clear.

Step 3: Start Adding Videos to Your Playlist

Look at the steps below to add videos to your playlist. The above video will help you with this activity too.

  1. Open the TikTok app.
  2. Go to your profile and access the video that you want to use to create a playlist. Keep in mind, that you can only create a playlist with your public videos.
  3. Tap the three-dot icon on the below right of the video or press and hold on the video.
  4. Tap “Add to playlist“.
  5. Choose the playlist you’d like to add the video to.

Note: A video can only be in one playlist at a time. If you’d like to add a video to a different playlist, you’ll have to remove it from the playlist it’s already in.

Step 4: Arrange and Edit Playlist Order

Follow the below steps to edit and arrange your playlist.

  • Open the TikTok app.
  • Go to your profile and tap the playlist you want to edit.
Tiktok playlist

  • Tap the three-dot icon in the top right of your playlist screen.
Tiktok playlist edit options

  • Tap “Edit playlist“.
Edit playlist

  • You can find various options like Remove videos, Add videos, and re-arrange videos. If you want to re-arrange videos, tap the three-line icon on the right of the video and drag as you want.
  • After you finish editing, tap “Done” to save your changes.
re arranging TikTok playlist

Note: The most recent video you add to a playlist will be the first video that plays in your playlist. You can manually reorder the videos if you’d like your oldest added videos to play first.

You can follow the below video for more clarity.

Step 5: Start Sharing Your Playlist

Find out the steps below for sharing your TikTok playlist. Sharing your playlist on other platforms or with friends allows you to get more views. The initial steps are the same as above. Only you have to click on “Share playlist” instead of “Edit playlist”.

  • Open the TikTok app.
  • Go to your profile and tap the playlist you want to edit.
  • Tap the three-dot icon in the top right of your playlist screen.
  • Tap “Share playlist“.
  • You will get various sharing options like email, SMS, Facebook, and others and you can send it to individuals on TikTok.
Share playlist

Step 7: Curate and Update Playlists

To make a place for yourself in the crowd of TikTok creators you have to make your account look great and curate engaging content. We will help you with a few ideas to make it updated and interesting.

  • Make your playlist in such a way that it can make an engaging series and the ending of a video should leave viewers curious for the next.
  • Even if the videos in your playlist are not meant to be watched in order, you still should arrange them properly.
  • If you are a cooking pro, you can make several playlists like Breakfast, Lunch, Vegan, Chicken recipes, etc. with cooking videos only. If you’re promoting your brand you can make playlists like client feedback, Behind the scenes, etc.
  • If you’re facing challenges accommodating your videos in the short-video format of TikTok, the Playlist feature is the resolution. You can keep your lengthy videos and split them up to make a playlist.

Best Practices and Tips

Follow a few more tips and best practices below for creating and optimizing a TikTok playlist.

  • Share the playlist on other social media platforms and on TikTok to get more visibility.
  • Use relevant hashtags.
  • Use an optimized description.
  • Make catchy thumbnails.
  • Measure your TikTok video performance with a social media analytical tool.

Troubleshooting Common Issues

Every great thing comes with a catch. TikTok playlist is a creator’s feature. That means when you reach a certain number of minimum followers, the playlist option will automatically be available on your profile. Though the number varies. Some users received this feature with 1k followers only, and then there are users who didn’t get it even after having 10k followers. You just have to wait for TikTok to make it available to you. Still, we will show you a way out to get the feature.


  • In your TikTok profile, go to the three-line menu option.
  • Tap on “Creators tool“.
  • If the playlist option is not showing here, take a screenshot.
  • Mail [email protected] with the screenshot and your complaint written.


  • Open the Twitter app.
  • Go to the TikTokSupport page.
  • Post or message them with your issues.
TikTok support page in Twitter


  • Open your TikTok profile. Tap on the three-line menu option.
  • Go to Settings and Privacy.
  • Tap on Report a problem.
  • Scroll down and “Submit report“.
  • Write down your problem and submit it.

Apart from the above solutions,

  • You have to update the app from time to time.
  • Clear your cache.
  • Make sure your TikTok account is a business account or a creator account.
  • Try to grow your followers.


This article will help you with a comprehensive guide to make the most of The Playlist feature. This amazing feature will improve your TikTok game by increasing views and organizing your content more efficiently. So start making your playlist now.

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is a tech-savvy marketing pro, with a knack for performance marketing and expertise in TikTok and social media. When not crafting viral campaigns, they're immersed in the world of technology and digital trends.