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How to make your Spotify playlist public or private

Learn to control your playlists’ privacy.
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January 13, 2024

Whether you want your playlists to be accessible to everyone or just you and a few friends with the same listening taste, this article will guide you on how to make Spotify playlist public or private.

QUICK ANSWER

On a phone, open Spotify, navigate to Your Library > Playlist, tap the three-dot icon on the playlist page and select Make Private or Make Public from the menu that opens.

On a PC, launch the Spotify app, select a playlist from the left sidebar, click the three-dot icon on the playlist page, and select Make Private or Make Public from the menu that opens.


JUMP TO KEY SECTIONS

How to make your Spotify playlist public or private (mobile)

If you use the Spotify mobile app, here’s how to make how to make Spotify playlist public or private:

  1. Open the Spotify app on your phone and navigate to Your Library in the bottom bar.
  2. Select Playlists from the chips at the top of the screen and choose a playlist.
  3. Tap the vertical three-dot icon to open the playlist options.
  4. Select Make private from the options.

If you change your mind later, navigate to Your Library > Playlists, tap the vertical three-dot icon and select Make public.

How to make your Spotify playlist public or private (desktop)

Here’s how to make how to make Spotify playlist public or private on the Spotify desktop app:

  1. Launch the Spotify app on your computer.
  2. Select the playlist you intend to make private or public from the left sidebar.
  3. On the playlist page, click the three-dot icon next to the user icon.
  • Select Make Private from the drop-down menu.
  • If you later decide to make the playlist visible to all, go back to the playlist options and choose Make Public.
  • How to remove a playlist from your Spotify profile

    Follow these steps to remove a playlist from your Spotify profile:

    1. Open the Spotify app on your phone or PC.
    2. Go to Your Library and find the playlist you want to remove from your profile.
    3. Tap the three-dot icon beside the share icon on the playlist page.
    4. From the playlist options, select Remove from Your Library.

    To add a playlist to your profile, find the playlist, click on the three-dot icon, and select Add to Your Library.

    FAQ

    Yes, you can share a private playlist on Spotify. The process is the same as sharing a public playlist. Here’s how:

    • On mobile phones, tap the three-dot icon next to the private playlist, tap Share, and choose the platform you’d like to share it to.
    • On a desktop, tap the three-dot icon next to the private playlist or right-click the playlist icon on your home page. Then, click Share and then choose how you’d like to share it.

    Spotify allows you to add or remove users from your playlists anytime. You can leave the playlist as public or set it to private so only collaborators can listen to it.

    Artists cannot see your private playlists. Only you, the account holder, and other users you’ve added to your private playlists can see them. However, anyone can see your public playlists.