How to Share a Spotify Playlist

Send a playlist to someone

What to Know

  • Send playlist: Under playlist name, select menu icon (three dots) > Share > Copy Link to playlist.
  • Create collaborative playlist: Create Playlist > menu icon > Invite Collaborators > send link.
  • You can't share a Spotify account unless you live together and have a Spotify Duo or Premium account.

This article covers how to share a Spotify playlist with someone via your computer or phone, and sharing limitations.

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. Here's how to send a playlist to someone via the Spotify desktop player.

  1. Open Spotify.

  2. In the left pane, select the playlist you want to share.

    Spotify on the web with a playlist highlighted
  3. Underneath the playlist name, select the three dots.

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

    Spotify playlist with Share highlighted
  5. Select Copy link to playlist to copy the link to your clipboard.

    Spotify playlist with Copy link to playlist highlighted
  6. Paste the link into an email, messaging app, or other service on your PC or Mac to share it.

How To Make a Collaborative Playlist on Spotify

If you want to share a Spotify playlist with only 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.

You can't make a collaborative playlist using the Spotify web player. You must use the Spotify app for desktops or phones.

  1. Open Spotify and select Create Playlist in the side panel to start a new playlist, or choose an existing playlist. A collaborative playlist must be one you created.

    Spotify on a computer with a playlist selected in the side panel
  2. Underneath the playlist name, select the three dots.

    The three dots under a playlist name in Spotify

    If you create a new list, it's a good idea to rename the playlist by double-clicking on the temporary name.

  3. Select Invite Collaborators to copy the link to the clipboard.

    Spotify with Invite collatorators highlighted
  4. Send the copied link to the friend you want to collaborate with. After your friend accepts, they can listen to the music you put in the playlist and add new music to it.

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. Here's how to send a Spotify playlist link via your smartphone.

  1. Open the Spotify app and tap Your Library.

  2. Select Playlists. Tap the playlist you want to share.

    Spotify phone app showing path to playlists
  3. Underneath the playlist name, tap the three dots.

  4. Tap Share.

  5. Choose how to share the playlist. There are options for copying the link and sharing it via common apps you may have installed, such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Messages, etc.

    Spotify phone app showing the Sharing options

How Do I Share My Spotify With Friends?

If you want to share your Spotify account with your friends, you have two options. 

  • Spotify Duo lets you share an account with one person in the same household.
  • Spotify Premium lets six people in the same household share an account.

You can't legally share Spotify with someone who does not live with you.

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

  • Can I share my Spotify Premium account with others?

    If you sign up for a Spotify Family Plan, up to six 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, select Liked Songs and press Ctrl or Cmd+A to select all, then right-click to bring up sharing options.

  • How do I change my Spotify playlist picture?

    To change the name of a playlist on Spotify, open a playlist and select More (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 (three dots) > Delete. In the desktop app, right-click the playlist's name and select Delete.

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