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How to Share a Spotify Playlist in 5 Steps or Less

Share A Spotify Playlist

How to Share a Spotify Playlist in 5 Steps or Less

Key Points

  • Spotify is a popular music app that allows users to easily share playlists with others.
  • There are various reasons why you might want to share a Spotify playlist, such as staying connected, discovering new music, or expressing care.
  • To share a Spotify playlist via computer, you need to download the Spotify desktop app, copy the link to a public playlist, and then share the link via email.
  • To share a Spotify playlist via phone, open the app, choose a public playlist, and click the share button to select your preferred sharing method.

Spotify is a popular music app that many users subscribe to, and it makes it easy to share playlists with your loved ones. Whether you want to share a Spotify playlist via email, social media, or text message, here’s how you can do it in five simple steps or less!

Why Would You Want to Share a Playlist?

There are a variety of reasons why you may want to share a Spotify playlist, including keeping in touch, sharing and finding new music, or even just showing someone you care. Whatever the reason, there are many different ways to share your playlist, and we’ll show you the easiest steps so you can start right away.

How to Share a Spotify Playlist via Computer

First, let’s talk about how you can share a Spotify playlist via your desktop or laptop. In order to do this, you’ll first need to download the Spotify desktop app. It works on Windows, Mac, and Linux computers, so you shouldn’t have an issue no matter what you own. Once you download the app, you can follow the instructions below to share a playlist.

Step 1: Open the App

After you’ve downloaded the Spotify app, you’ll be able to open it on your computer at any time. To share a playlist, you’ll first need to open the app and navigate to the playlist section either on the home screen or via the left-hand side.

Share A Spotify Playlist
The home screen of the Spotify desktop app is easy to navigate. “Playlists” is located on the left.

Step 2: Choose a Public Playlist

Next, you’ll need to choose a playlist to share. This can be a playlist you’ve saved from someone else (like a friend or artist) or a playlist you’ve created yourself. However, you can’t share private playlists, so be sure yours is public in order to share it easily. Spotify indicates whether the playlist is public or private above the playlist name.

Share A Spotify Playlist
When you’re ready to share a playlist, you’ll need to make sure the playlist is public.

Step 3: Click the Three Dots

Once you click a playlist, you will then need to click the three dots that appear before you see the songs. From there, you’ll hover over the “Share” option, and then click “Copy link to playlist.” This will allow you to share the link via email, social media (as long as you can add a link), or through messages if your phone is connected to your computer. From this menu, you can also change your personal playlists from private to public.

Share A Spotify Playlist
Spotify allows you to share your playlist via a link or you can embed it online.

Step 4: Share via Email

For many people, it may be easiest to share via email. All you need to do is craft your email and then paste the link you received from Spotify. You can do this by right-clicking your mouse and choosing paste, or using the shortcut Ctrl + V on Windows or Command + V on Mac to paste. Then, send your email. It’s that simple!

Share A Spotify Playlist
If you choose to share a playlist, Spotify will give you a link to add to an email or text.

How to Share a Spotify Playlist via Phone

Now that you know how to share a playlist via a desktop or laptop, let’s talk about how you can share via your phone.

Step 1: Open the App

Just like with the desktop version of Spotify sharing, you’ll first need to open the app on your phone.

Share A Spotify Playlist
It’s just as easy to share a playlist via the Spotify app on your phone.

Step 2: Choose a Public Playlist

Next, you’ll want to choose a public playlist. With your phone, you may need to scroll down before you find the playlist you want to share. Once you’ve found it, click on it and it will bring you to the playlist’s home screen.

Share A Spotify Playlist
Find your playlists in the Spotify app under “Your Library.”

Step 3: Click the Three Vertical Dots

Once you’ve accessed the playlist, you’ll need to click the three vertical dots that you see before the list of songs. This will bring you to a menu for you to like, download, or share the playlist.

Share A Spotify Playlist
You can easily share a playlist via the Spotify app.

Step 4: Click Share

Now, click “Share” and choose how you want to share the playlist. Mobile devices have a few more options readily available, including sharing via Facebook Messenger, Instagram Stories, Gmail, copying the link, or sharing via text.

Share Playlist on Spotify
Once you press the three dots, you can share your playlist.

Step 5: Share via Your Favorite Method

You can choose whichever sharing method makes the most sense to you. In this case, we chose to share via text message just to show how it would appear. As with a computer and emailing, texts will include the link that the recipient should be able to click on or copy to their browser.

Share A Spotify Playlist
You can share your Spotify playlist in many different ways.
Share A Spotify Playlist
If you choose to share your playlist via text, you’ll send a link.

How to Share a Spotify Playlist Wrap-Up

As you can see, there are many easy ways to share a Spotify playlist, whether you want to do it via your computer or your phone. If you’re ready to send some tunes, now is the perfect time to do so!

Frequently Asked Questions

Why can't I share a playlist on Spotify?

If you’re not able to share a playlist on Spotify, make sure it’s public. If the playlist is private, you won’t be able to share it with others. You can change your personal playlists from private to public using the three-dot menu above the list of songs.

Can you access other people's playlists on Spotify?

Yes, you can. To do so, you can look up keywords like “R&B” or “2000s hits,” or you can follow friends or artists and like their playlists to add them to your Spotify.

Does it show who viewed your playlist on Spotify?

No, you will not be able to see who has viewed your playlist.

Are collaborative playlists only for Spotify Premium?

No, you can create a public playlist even with a free Spotify account.

How many people can add to a Spotify playlist?

Spotify has a 1,000-user collaboration cut-off. In other words, up to 1,000 people can add music to a playlist.

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