How to remove duplicates from youtube playlist? is there any tool/ site to scan for duplicates in playlist automatically, then remove them?

  • you can enter videos into spreadsheet and remove duplicates. are you interested in this approach?
    – user0
    Jun 5, 2019 at 10:23

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You can do it by opening the playlist in YouTube (not YouTube Music). If you then clock the 3-dot-menu and select "Settings" and then "Advanced Settings". After that a "Remove Duplicates" appears on the right which you have to click until it doesn't find any duplicates anymore.

This seems to have worked for me. I still hope there will be a better integration in YouTube Music at some point.

It is described in detail here.

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    Two months later: deprecated. Apr 12, 2021 at 3:46
  • Think of the likely hundreds of engineering hours saved by not having to maintain this complex "remove duplicates" functionality. And the streamlined user experience that we're left with. So what if I have duplicates in my playlists, at least the PMs made their mark. Thanks, Google.
    – htxryan
    Nov 26 at 21:56

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