For the old YouTube site I used to do it this way: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/a/70934/171425 . So I just could open someone's playlist and save it - add all videos to my new or existing playlist.

But I cannot figure out how to do it with newest YouTube site, is it even possible now?

New YouTube playlist page looks like this:

New YouTube playlist page

3 Answers 3


YouTube's new interface named "Polymer" disables the playlist duplicating/editing functionality of another channel's playlist.

A workaround (for the time being) is to temporarily disable the new interface. To do so, navigate to the desired playlist's page (as shown in the OP's screenshot) and add either "?disable_polymer=1" or "&disable_polymer=1" onto the end of the URL.

Example: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLda3VoSoc_TR7X7wfblBGiRz-bvhKpGkS&disable_polymer=1

After you enter the new page, click the three dots at the top-right corner, and add all of the videos to a new playlist. You can now go to your new playlist and edit it however you wish.

  • Thank you so much. It still works (20.09.2019). But i don't get it, why Youtube doesn't fix this. Anyway Thanks a lot :) Sep 20, 2019 at 16:19
  • This still works 09.10.2020 youtube is a silly place. Oct 8, 2020 at 22:30

You can click on the the 3 dot menu and then click on RESTORE CLASSIC YOUTUBE. Then it should appear is it was the old and then you can repeat the process that you did before.

  • I also noticed this webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/39686/… But it's not good, either (switching to old version temporary), why is it not available for new version of the site? old version will be not available at some point, Youtube site content designers doing some wrong stuff...
    – user924
    Nov 18, 2017 at 21:42
  • @user924 I can't see a RESTORE CLASSIC YOUTUBE on the 3 dot menu. Can you please add a screenshot to your answer ?
    – SebMa
    Feb 17, 2020 at 0:31

You may try to use diskyt.com.

Documentation how to copy from YT: Copy from YT Documentation how to copy to YT: Copy to YT

There is one catch. To allow copying back to YT you need to grant temporary access to your YT channel to diskyt.com. It may be safer to use some intermediate/throw away YT channel first if you are paranoid enough.

Disclaimer: I work on diskyt.com.

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