How to Merge Playlists on Spotify

Streamline your Spotify playlists

What to Know

  • Desktop: In source playlist: Ctrl + A (Cmd + A on Mac) to select all songs. Right-click and select Add Playlist > New Playlist. Repeat steps as needed.
  • Android/iOS: Navigate to Playlist Merger and sign in to Spotify. Copy and paste the links of the two playlists you'd like to merge and click the slider next to "Do you want to combine them into a new playlist?" > tap Next > type playlist name > Finish.

Although Spotify lacks a built-in method for combining playlists, it’s still possible to merge two or more Spotify playlists together by following a few steps. This article will teach you how to streamline your Spotify playlists using different methods on both desktop and mobile apps.

Can You Combine Two Playlists on Spotify?

The easiest way to merge two or more playlists on Spotify is by manually copying over songs from one or more playlists to a new playlist. 

Since this method requires the ability to select all songs at once, it’s only effective on the Spotify desktop app for Windows and Mac. It’s technically still possible on the mobile app for Android, iOS, and iPad, but it’s a tedious process since you can only move one song over at a time on these devices.

The process of merging playlists is nearly identical on Windows and Mac. The screenshots below correspond to the Spotify app for Mac, but Windows-specific commands are noted where appropriate. 

  1. Open the Spotify desktop app.

  2. Select the playlist you’d like to move songs from.

    Preparing to merge a playlist on Spotify for Mac.
  3. Use the Cmd + A shortcut on your Mac (Ctrl + A on Windows) to select all songs in the playlist. If you’d prefer, you can also hold down the Cmd or Ctrl key and click individual songs from the list.

    Selecting all songs in a playlist on Spotify for Mac.
  4. Once you’ve selected all the songs you’d like to move, right-click and select Add to Playlist from the drop-down menu. Click the playlist that should get the added songs.

    Adding songs to new playlist on Spotify for Mac.

    If you’d rather copy songs over to an existing playlist rather than create a new one, you can do this too. Just select the playlist you’d like to move the songs to during the Add to Playlist step instead of selecting New Playlist

  5. Alternatively, press Cmd + C/Ctrl + C to copy all highlighted songs. Open the playlist you’d like to copy the songs over to by searching for it or selecting it from the list on the left side of the screen.

    Creating new playlist to copy songs over to on Spotify for Mac.
  6. With the new playlist open, press Cmd + V/Ctrl + V to paste your songs. They should instantly appear in the new playlist.

    Pasting songs over to new playlist on Spotify for Mac.
  7. Repeat this step for each additional playlist you’d like to merge.

Since you’re only copying songs from one playlist to another, your old playlist will remain the same after moving the songs over. If you’d like to get rid of it, you’ll need to manually delete it. You can easily do this by right-clicking the playlist from the left-hand menu and selecting Delete.

Can You Combine Playlists on Spotify Mobile?

There are two main ways to combine playlists using Spotify’s mobile apps on iOS and Android. The first is to do so manually from the Spotify app itself. However, this method isn't ideal as you can only select one song at a time.

The better option is to use a third-party tool like Spotify Playlist Merger. This uses the Spotify back-end system to copy playlists together without having to use the desktop app. Keep in mind in order to use it, you’ll need to give Spotify Playlist Merger permission to access your Spotify account.

Below, you’ll find instructions on how to merge playlists on mobile using both methods.

How to Merge Playlists With Spotify for iOS and Android

Follow the steps below to merge playlists one song a time on iOS and Android devices.

  1. Open the Spotify app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone.

  2. Tap Your Library in the bottom-right corner.

  3. Tap Playlists.

  4. Open the playlist you’d like to copy songs from. Find a song and tap the Three Dots (...) to the right of it.

    Opening created playlist on Spotify for iOS.
  5. Tap Add to Playlist.

  6. Select an existing playlist or tap New Playlist at the top of the screen.

  7. Enter a name for the new playlist and tap Create. Your song should now be copied over.

    Adding songs to a new playlist on Spotify for iOS.

How to Merge Playlists with Spotify Playlist Merger

You can use Spotify Playlist Merger on both desktop and mobile browsers. However, the instructions below correspond to mobile devices.

  1. Navigate to Playlist Merger's site.

  2. Select Connect with Spotify and sign in to your Spotify account.

  3. After logging in, type the name or link of the first playlist you wish to merge and click Next.

    If possible, always type the playlist link into the “Playlist Name or Link” box. Spotify Playlist Merger seems to encounter frequent errors when you type in playlist names but doesn’t seem to have any issue recognizing link addresses. To find a playlist’s link address, open the playlist in the Spotify app. Tap the Three Dots (...) under the playlist name and tap Share > Copy Link.

  4. Type the name or link of the second playlist you wish to merge and click Next.

    Adding playlist links to Spotify Playlist Merger tool.
  5. Tap the slider under “Do you want to combine them into a new playlist?” and tap Next to ensure you create a new playlist. Otherwise, all of the songs will be copied into the first playlist you selected.

  6. Enter a name for your new playlist and tap Finish.

  7. Your new playlist should now appear in the Spotify app.

    Confirming creation of merged playlist on Spotify for iOS.

Can You Add a Whole Playlist to Another Playlist on Spotify?

Spotify limits playlists to 10,000 songs so as long as you don’t exceed that number, you should have no trouble adding a whole playlist to another one. Simply follow the instructions as outlined above to do this on desktop or mobile.

FAQ
  • How do I merge playlists on Spotify web player?

    You can't merge playlists in the Spotify web player. The web version works best for playing existing playlists and creating new Spotify playlists. To start a new list in the web player, select Create Playlist from the left panel.

  • How do I merge Spotify playlists and remove duplicates?

    Spotify will notify you if you're copying songs that already exist in the merged playlist. Select Add New Ones on desktop or Cancel on mobile to avoid duplicate songs when combining lists. To remove duplicates after the fact manually, sort the playlist by title so you can easily find them.

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