One of the most useful features of Spotify is the ability to create and edit playlists, and you may start a new one at any moment.

Spotify allows you to create a playlist from scratch or start from an existing playlist so you can put all of your favorite songs in it.

Here’s how to do it on the desktop and mobile versions of Spotify.

Make a Spotify Playlist on Desktop

Spotify’s web, Mac, and Windows versions all work in the same way, so you can build a music playlist using the same method.

1. To begin, go to Spotify’s website or download the Windows, Mac, or Linux desktop program. If you haven’t already, sign in to your account.

2. Click “Create Playlist” in the left-hand sidebar of Spotify.

Create Playlist

3. A large “My Playlist” header can be found on the right pane. Give your playlist a name by clicking this header.

My Playlist

4. A window called “Edit Details” will appear. At the top of this box, click the “Name” field and give your playlist a name.

Edit Details

5. Select the “Description” box to add a description to your playlist. By clicking the picture icon to the left of the “Description” box, you may add an image to your playlist.

6. Finally, click “Save” at the bottom of the “Edit Details” window. This will save the playlist you just made.


Now you may begin adding music to your new playlist. To do so, pick your freshly created playlist from the sidebar on the left side of the Spotify screen.

Click the “Let’s Find Something for Your Playlist” field in the right-hand pane and type the name of the music you’d want to add to your playlist.

Find the song you wish to add to your playlist in the search results. Then click “Add” next to the song’s name.

Spotify will then add the music you’ve chosen to your playlist. To add all of your favorite songs to your playlist, repeat the process.

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Make a Spotify Playlist on Mobile

1. On your phone or tablet, launch the Spotify app.

2. Scroll down to the “Your Library” tab.

Your Library

3. Above your existing playlists, tap the “Create playlist” icon next to a plus (+) sign.

Create playlist

4. Give your playlist a name.

Give your playlist a name

5. Your playlist will now also show up in your desktop app. To start adding music, tap “Add songs.”

Add songs

Spotify will automatically suggest music based on the title of your playlist. To add music, tap the plus (+) sign, or use the search option to find a certain song or album.

You may also make a playlist based on a single song. Select “Add to Playlist” from the pop-up menu by tapping the three dots next to a song’s name. If you have Spotify Premium, tap the three dots in the top-right corner when viewing an album page.


How to remove a song from a playlist?

To remove a song, click the three dots next to it to bring up a drop-down selection. Select “Remove from this Playlist” from the drop-down menu.

How to download my playlist for offline listening?

Choose an offline playlist, album, or podcast to listen to. When you switch on the download toggle, it will become green, indicating that it is working. You’ll notice a small green arrow beneath each song name once the tracks in your collection have been downloaded.

How to make my playlist private or public?

Using the three-dot menu on a playlist’s page, you can make it private or public. Select “Make Secret” or “Make Public” from the three-dot menu to make the change.

How to make my Spotify playlist collaborative?

Go to Your Library in the Spotify app on your phone or desktop computer.
Select the playlist you’d like to collaborate on from Playlists (note that you can only do this with playlists you’ve created).
To make the playlist collaborative, tap the Add user option at the top.

How to share my Spotify playlist with friends?

From the list of playlists, select the one you want to share. In the upper right corner of the screen, tap the three dots. This will bring up a pop-up window with a list of choices. Select “Share” from the menu.

How to delete my Spotify playlist?

Open Spotify and select “Library” from the drop-down menu.
To access the settings menu, open the playlist and hit the three dots (“…”). Tap “delete” and then tap again to confirm.

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