How to Share a Spotify Playlist

Send a playlist to someone

What to Know

  • Send a playlist by clicking the three dots under a playlist name and clicking Share > Copy Link to playlist.
  • Create a collaborative playlist with a friend by clicking Create Playlist > three dots > Collaborative Playlist then sharing the playlist.
  • It's not possible to share your Spotify account unless you live together and have a Spotify Duo or Spotify Premium account.

This article teaches you how to share a Spotify playlist with someone, either via your computer or phone. It also looks at any limitations in doing so.

How Do I Send a Playlist to Someone?

If you want to send a playlist to someone, the best way to do so is by obtaining the Spotify playlist link. It's simple to do thanks to Spotify being quite intuitive to use. Here's how to send a playlist to someone via the Spotify desktop app.

  1. Open Spotify.

  2. Click the playlist you wish to share.

    Spotify with a playlist highlighted
  3. Click the three dots underneath its name.

    Spotify with a playlist open and the three dots underneath a playlist name highlighted
  4. Hover over Share.

    Spotify playlist with Share highlighted
  5. Click Copy link to playlist.

    Spotify playlist with Copy link to playlist highlighted
  6. The link has now been copied to your clipboard.

  7. You can now paste the link into an email, messaging app or other service on your PC or Mac.

Can You Share a Spotify Playlist With One Person?

If you want to share a Spotify playlist with one person, it's a good idea to make it a collaborative playlist so you can both share your favorite songs in the same place. Here's how to do it.

  1. Open Spotify.

  2. Click Create Playlist.

    Spotify with Create Playlist highlighted
  3. Click the three dots underneath the playlist name.

    Spotify playlist with three dots underneath a playlist name highlighted

    It's a good idea to rename the playlist by double-clicking on the temporary name.

  4. Click Collaborative playlist.

    Spotify playlist with Collaborative playlist highlighted
  5. Hover over Share.

  6. Click Copy link to playlist.

  7. Send the copied link to the friend you wish to collaborate with.

How Do I Share a Spotify Playlist From My Phone?

If you prefer to share a Spotify playlist through your phone, the process is similar to the desktop app but with some key differences. Here's how to share a Spotify playlist link and send them to people via your smartphone.

  1. Open Spotify.

  2. Tap Your Library.

  3. Scroll down to find the playlist or tap Playlists to view them.

  4. Tap the playlist you wish to share.

    Process on smartphones for browsing Spotify to find a playlist
  5. Tap the three dots underneath its name.

  6. Tap Share.

    Process on Spotify on mobile to share a playlist with someone
  7. Choose how to share the playlist. There are options for copying the link as well as sharing via common apps you may have installed such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Messages, and more.

How Do I Share My Spotify With Friends?

If you want to share your Spotify account with your friends, your options are limited. 

It is possible to set up a Spotify Duo or Spotify Premium account that allows either two or up to six people in the same household to use the same account. However, if you want to share with someone that does not live with you, it's not legally possible to do so at this time. 

A better option is to share playlists with friends that use a Spotify free account rather than have both of you sign up to a Spotify Premium account. 

FAQ
  • Can I share my Spotify Premium account with others?

    If you sign up for a Spotify Family Plan, up to five people can use your account at once. If you just have a regular account, only one person can stream music at a time, but others can listen to your downloaded songs offline.

  • How do I share my liked songs on Spotify?

    To share liked songs in Spotify, go to your Liked Songs, then right-click the song you want and select Share > Copy Song Link or Embed Track. To export your Liked Songs to a separate playlist, click Liked Songs and press Ctrl or Cmd+A to select all, then right-click to bring up sharing options.

  • How do I make a collaborative playlist on Spotify?

    In the app, create a playlist and tap More (the three dots) below the playlist name, then select Make collaborative. In the desktop app, right-click the name of the playlist and choose Collaborative Playlist.

  • How do I change my Spotify playlist picture?

    To change the name of a playlist on Spotify, open a playlist and select More (the three dots) > Edit Playlist > Change Image. You can upload a photo from your device or take a new one.

  • How do I delete a Spotify playlist?

    In the mobile app, go to your playlist and select More (the three dots) > Delete. In the desktop app, right-click the playlist's name and select Delete.

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