PlaylistItems: delete

Deletes a playlist item.

Quota impact: A call to this method has a quota cost of 50 units.

Common use cases


HTTP request



This request requires authorization with at least one of the following scopes (read more about authentication and authorization).



The following table lists the parameters that this query supports. All of the parameters listed are query parameters.

Required parameters
id string
The id parameter specifies the YouTube playlist item ID for the playlist item that is being deleted. In a playlistItem resource, the id property specifies the playlist item's ID.
Optional parameters
onBehalfOfContentOwner string
Note: The onBehalfOfContentOwner parameter is intended exclusively for YouTube content partners and can only be used in a properly authorized request.

This parameter is designed for YouTube content partners that own and manage many different YouTube channels. It enables users affiliated with the content owner to authenticate once and then be able to access and manage all of the content owner's video and channel data, without having to provide authentication credentials for each individual channel.

When the parameter is present, its value identifies a content owner, and the request's authorization credentials identify a YouTube user who is authorized to act on behalf of that content owner. The account that the user authenticates with must be linked to the specified content owner in the YouTube Creator Studio settings.

Request body

Do not provide a request body when calling this method.


If successful, this method returns an HTTP 204 response code (No Content).


The following table identifies error messages that the API could return in response to a call to this method. Please see the error message documentation for more detail.

Error type Error detail Description
forbidden (403) playlistItemsNotAccessible The request is not properly authorized to delete the specified playlist item.
notFound (404) playlistItemNotFound The playlist item identified with the request's id parameter cannot be found.
invalidValue (400) playlistOperationUnsupported The API does not support the ability to delete videos from the specified playlist. For example, you can't delete a video from your uploaded videos playlist.

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