YouTube Music brings a feature from Google Play Music

YouTube Music is the successor to Google Play Music, although the transition hasn’t been too smooth. Even today, there are still features from the old streaming service. According to 9To5Google, the ability to save your queue as a playlist has just arrived on YouTube Music for Android devices.

In the spring of 2020, Google announced that it was shutting down Google Play Music and moving everyone to YouTube Music. The news didn’t hit most people well, as they had grown accustomed to using the old service. Either way, by the end of 2020, the service was 6 feet under and users had to adapt to using YouTube Music.

You will be able to save your queue as a playlist in YouTube Music

Many people still have a problem with YouTube Music because although Google claims the experience is 1 to 1, there are some rather annoying differences and missing features. Well, a useful feature has just come out of Google Play Music.

When you listen to an album, YouTube Music fills a queue of tracks for you. It’s like a temporary playlist that deletes itself when you play another album or playlist. You can modify this queue by adding or removing songs. People like to browse and create a custom queue for short-term listening.

However, what if the person wants to save that perfectly pruned queue to listen to again? Well, you could go back to the days of Google Play Music, and now you can do that with YouTube Music. Well, now you can if you are an Android user because the feature was available on iOS devices in January. This, however, should come as no surprise.

How to save queue as playlist

When you’re done tweaking your latest and greatest queue, you can save it in a few simple steps. First, you should know that this feature is still rolling out, so you might not have it. Find the YouTube Music app in the Google Play Store. Update the app to the latest version if you can. If you’ve updated it, but you don’t have the feature, you’ll have to wait a few days.

Go to a song in your queue and have it fill the screen. On the bottom bar (the one that says Up Next, Lyrics, and Related) and swipe up. You will see your queue as a playlist. Above the top track, you should see a pill-shaped button with the word “Record” in it. Tapping it will take you to the familiar “add to playlist” feature. From here you can create a new playlist or add the queue to an existing playlist.

Victor L. Jones