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I have selected unlisted for many of my You Tube videos but they still show up on the playlist and anyone can click on them and view them. Why? You repeat the guidance on here that unlisted means they don't appear and only those who have the URL can view them but this is obviously not the case. Am I doing something wong?

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Hi,

If a video is saved in a playlist, you should remove it from there so that no one can directly access the video. To remove a video, go to the playlist where it is saved and hover over the video. Then click the cross icon.

Note: You must be the creator of that playlist to be able to remove your videos.
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I have done that but if anyone clicks on the videos tab they will be able to see the unlisted videos and view them.. This contradicts the description of the unlisted option that You Tube provides. They say that people will only be able to view the videos if I share the URL with them but this is clearly not true. So I do not understand why unlisted permits a public view. I assume there is no way around this? The private option is too restrictive for my needs and so I am going to have to delete my videos and share with my clients the old fashioned way via email attachment. However, many thanks for taking the time to respond.
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Do you see the videos in that playlist even if you are not logged in to your YouTube account? It seems to me that unlisted videos are still visible if you are logged in, but are not be visible to other persons.
Sadly they are visible to the whole world even though saved as unlisted. This is something
You Tube needs to resolve or to amend their description attached to this option. The only difference between unlisted and public is that the relevant video is not searchable and doesn't appear in search results hence unlisted. However this is hardly a helpful feature as if no one knows about the video then they wouldn't be searching for it in the first place. All very frustrating.
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Alternatively, you can make your video private and only allow access to certain persons by adding their email address.