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YouTube Music Recap 2022 is out: Everything you need to know

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What is YouTube Music Recap?

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YouTube Music Recap is similar to Spotify Wrapped. It's an end-of-the-year look at the stuff you listened to most often during the year. Last year was the service's first year doing it, so it's understandably less in-depth than some competitors. Still, it's improved in 2022 over last year, so we expect improvements to continue.

There are actually two different YouTube Music Recaps. The first is available in the YouTube Music app, and the other is available in the regular YouTube app. The YouTube Music version is an Instagram Story-style slideshow that shows you various stats about your listening habits. It also includes a 100-song playlist representing your most preferred songs of the year.

The YouTube version is just the playlist, so we recommend keeping it to YouTube Music. There are some other things you can do with it as well, and we'll outline those later in the article.

What stats does YouTube Music Recap show you?

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Those hoping for a super long list of insights like Spotify Wrapped may be disappointed. However, it's important to note that this is YouTube Music's second year doing this, and the list of stuff is longer than last year. Here's a list of everything you're probably going to see in order.

How to see your YouTube Music Recap?

Joe Hindy / Android Authority

Seeing your YouTube Recap is pretty easy. Here are the steps:

YouTube Music


Here are some things to note. We didn't get the YouTube version of this to work, but YouTube does list it as a method in their official blog. Additionally, like last year, there are some folks who get to see their Recap, and then it goes away for some reason. Additionally, this appears to be a rollout, so some folks may have to wait a bit to see theirs.

How to add Recap playlists to your playlists

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YouTube Music Recap gives you a 100-song playlist that represents your most preferred tracks from the year. It doesn't save this playlist automatically, so you have to do it manually.

Once done, you'll have access to your 2022 Recap playlist whenever you want. We recommend doing this if you want to keep the playlist since YouTube Music may revoke access temporarily.

What else can you do with YouTube Music Recap?

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The big things from the Recap are your personal stats, which is the slideshow we mentioned earlier, and the 100-song playlist. However, there are a few other things you can check out while viewing your YouTube Music Recap stuff.

Google Photos integration

You can connect your YouTube Music to Google Photos and save some YouTube Music images there for funsies.

Save and share your YouTube Music Recap

It is also possible to save and share any of the slides from the 2022 Recap slideshow. We'll show you how to do that.

Read next: Spotify Wrapped 2022: How to see it


To be honest, we're not 100% sure. YouTube Music releases Recaps in rollouts, so yours may just not be there yet. However, the company has also received flak for botched rollouts, so you may have slipped through the cracks. Try again tomorrow.

Based on what we've seen, this seems to happen on Samsung phones a lot. Go into your settings and enable animations. That should fix the issue.

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