Can I hide my favourites on YouTube from the other users?

I have a normal YouTube account and I realised that everything I add to my favourites is visible to anyone. Can I hide it instead?


On your channel page, click on "Videos and Playlists" tab and untick "My Favorites".

Hide favorites from Youtube channel

  • Do you know how to do this in the current YouTube version? – Vinicius Pinto Dec 27 '11 at 15:44
  • Answering my own question, you have to make the playlists private. – Vinicius Pinto Dec 27 '11 at 17:13
  • This answer is outdated, check the other answer – Innate Imunity is The Way Apr 7 '13 at 18:18

The Lukmans answer doesn't work already. I've found many different solutions on the web, none working - it seems that youtube is changing this very often. So the solution as of 7.4.2013 is this:

  1. open the list of your favorite videos
  2. on the top of the page, click "Edit playlist"
  3. above the list of the videos, tick "Make this list private"

That's it!


For those who are wondering, even after 10 years (lol), option to hide Favorite playlist is still missing for some people.

Actually, I found out it was depending on the language you are using on YouTube. It's crazy.

So all you got to do is switch language to English (US), then go to your playlist, show it all, then you'll have the private option showing.


The lukman’s solution doesn’t work indeed, even if YouTube says your favourites are private. But if you go to your favourites, click on playlist settings and choose private, then it works!

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