Spotify is a music streaming app known for its social features. Its catalog contains millions of titles - albums, songs, and podcasts - and every day it expands. One of the popular methods for organizing music tracks is to make a playlist, which can then be shared with other users. Nowadays, everyone can share a playlist with a few clicks. So if you've made a one that you're proud of and want to send it to a friend or share it with wider audience, there's an easy way to do it. Do you like to learn how to share a Spotify playlist? Here is our tutorial dedicated to this topic.
5 ways of sharing a Spotify playlist
The first thing you should know is that there are a few ways of sharing a Spotify playlist, depending on your intent.
The most popular method is copying a playlist link or sharing it via social media. However, we're going to show you all ways you can share a Spotify playlist. You'll learn how make a collaborative playlist or how to share your playlists on all streaming services with Smart Links.
In this article:
- How to share a Spotify playlist link
- How to share a Spotify playlist on Instagram, Facebook and other social media
- How to create a shared playlist
- How to share a Spotify playlist with Smart Links
- How to share a Spotify playlist via SharePlay
First, pick a playlist to share!
If you want to share a playlist, you must find it or create it first. To find a playlist, write its name in the search bar or browse the catalogue. If it's a playlist you've already created, it will be in your Spotify library.
To create a playlist from the desktop application, you just have to click on "New Playlist" on the lower left side and set a name and description in the displayed window. In the mobile app, you must tap on the "Library" tab, choose the "Create playlist" option, and set a name for the playlist (if you need help on this one, see our list of 120+ playlist name ideas). Now all you have to do is add songs to it. Later, you can update the playlist, make it collaborative, and share it with your friends.
Sharing Spotify on Desktop VS Mobile App
Whether you access Spotify through the desktop app, web player or mobile app, the process of sharing a playlist remains the same, but Spotify will offer different options at the end.
On the mobile app, users can copy playlist link and share a playlist via social media. On the desktop app and web player, share button leads to two options: copy playlist link and copy embed code. By picking Embed Code, you can create a shareable widget to paste on a website or blog.
You don't need Premium subscription to share Spotify playlist.
How to share a Spotify playlist link
The most popular method is by copying the playlist link. You can copy the playlist URL both on the desktop and mobile app.
Here's how to share a Spotify playlist link:
- Find the playlist you want to share.
- Touch the three dots that you will see next to it. This will open a small menu.
- Click the "Share" button.
- Select "Copy Link"
Now send the link to your contacts or post it on the web.
How to share a Spotify playlist on Instagram, Facebook and other social media
Alternatively, you can post the playlist link directly on social media or sent via messaging apps like WhatsApp (this option is only available on the mobile app).
To share your playlist using social media:
Tap the "Share" button.
You will see the screen with all the platforms, where you can share the playlist. Keep in mind that these sharing options may vary between devices, but generally, the ones that appear are the following:
- Facebook Messenger
By clicking "More", you can pick from more apps that are installed on your device.
Tap on the sharing option you need and share the playlist with your contacts.
Follow the prompts to share your playlist on these apps. Remember that each social media app has its way of sharing playlists. When you pick Instagram, the playlist is shared to your Instagram stories. Twitter uses a URL link and automatically fills a tweet with it. You can also share a Spotify link in direct messages on chat apps such as Signal, Whatsapp, or even work apps such as Teams.
How to create a shared playlist
How share a Spotify playlist with friends? The best way is to create a collaborative playlist.
With this option, you can invite other Spotify users to team up with you to create the one ultimate playlist - they will be able to add, remove, and reorder tracks. How to make a collaborative playlist? Again, find the three dots button, and then press the "Make collaborative" button, and that's it.
TIP: Make your playlist public
You'll also find the "Make Public" option on the playlist settings bar. Tap it if you want to make sure that anyone using Spotify will have the possibility to listen to your playlist.
The public playlist can be found in a search bar and on your profile. Other users can follow it.
How to share a playlist with Smart Links (for music curators and artists)
If you want to promote a playlist across many streaming services, and not only Spotify, you can use Smart Links. It's a unique service for music curators and artists to feature their playlists on more services. You can get started with Smart Links for free.
How to share Spotify playlist via SharePlay
Spotify also supprots SharePlay for Iphone and Ipad users (running iOS 15.1 or higher). SharePlay allows you to listen to music and control payback together on FaceTime. However, Spotify premium subscription is required for all participants to use this option. While you’re on a FaceTime call, you need to open the Spotify app and play something. If prompted, tap SharePlay.