YouTube is testing an Add to Queue feature. Here’s how to try it

YouTube is the main source of entertainment for many. However, somewhat oddly, the Google-owned video platform has always lacked the ability to create video queues, leaving users to rely on third-party tools or to launch videos in new, separate tabs. It looks like that is finally about to change.

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YouTube is now experimenting with an “Add to Queue” option on its website that allows you to add videos and edit your current play queue. Originally spotted by 9to5Google, the new feature is in public beta, meaning you can try it out right away if you want. The rehearsal will last until September 10. Google hasn’t said yet whether it will come to YouTube’s mobile clients.

To enable Add to Queue, go to YouTube’s Experimental Features page and sign in if you haven’t already. There, under Create a Queue, click the Try it out button. Once activated, you’ll have a new Add to Queue button when you hover over any thumbnail. Additionally, the option can be found under the three-dot overflow menu next to any video.

When you add a video to an active playlist, YouTube will also update the recommendations in the Next list. If you have minimized the video, you can press the arrow button to reveal the queue. YouTube doesn’t allow you to change the order yet. But you can remove the items by clicking the Trash button located on the right side of each video.

It’s unclear at this point if the Add to Queue feature will eventually make its way to YouTube’s Android and iOS apps and sync across all your devices. There isn’t even an obvious “Save as playlist” at the moment. Since it’s in its early stages, it’s also possible that Google would make it public later as a Premium benefit.

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