Playlists

Playlists are collections of tracks you and others can build for every mood, event, etc. And since you can make or follow as many playlists as you like, the only limit is your imagination.

To find playlists:

  • To find playlists you’ve created, look under Playlists under Your Music or Your Library.
  • To find playlists created by Spotify, artists, or your friends, in the Search bar enter the name of a playlist or words that suggest your mood or activity (“celebrate” “workout”). Click the Follow button when you locate the playlist you want.
  • Alternatively, head to your friend’s or favorite artist’s profile page and select PUBLIC PLAYLISTS to see what playlists they have available. 

Pick a device below to learn how to create and edit your own playlists.

Desktop

  1. Click New Playlist on the left. 
  2. Give your playlist a name and hit Enter. 

To add a track:

  1. Right-click the track and hover you cursor over Add to Playlist.
  2. Select a playlist. 

Note: You can also drag and drop tracks into a playlist. To select multiple tracks to move, hold cmd (Mac) or ctrl (Windows) as you click your track selections. Check out more keyboard shortcuts you can use with Spotify

To delete a track:

  1. Right-click a track within the playlist.
  2. Click Remove from this Playlist

Note: You can only delete tracks from your own or collaborative playlists.

To delete a playlist: 

  1. Right-click the playlist.
  2. Click Delete.
  3. Click DELETE to confirm.

Note: You cannot delete a playlist you didn’t create. But you can unfollow it by clicking FOLLOWING (this will change to UNFOLLOW once you hover your cursor over the button).

To organize your playlists into folders:

  1. Right-click anywhere under PLAYLISTS on the left.
  2. Select Create Folder.
  3. Give your playlist folder a name.
  4. Drag and drop your playlists into the folder. 

WebPlayer

  1. Click Your Music on the left.
  2. Click the Playlists tab top left.
  3. Click New Playlist.
  4. Give your playlist a name and click CREATE

To add a track:

  1. Hover your cursor over the track. 
  2. Click the Options button  on the left. 
  3. Click Add to... 
  4. Select a playlist.

To delete a track:

  1. In the playlist, right-click the track.
  2. Click Delete.

To delete a playlist: 

  1. Right-click the playlist.
  2. Click Delete.

iPhone

  1. Tap Your Library .
  2. Tap Playlists
  3. Tap CREATE NEW PLAYLIST.
    Alternatively, tap Edit in the top right corner, then Create new Playlist.
  4. Give your playlist a name and tap Create.

To add a track:

  1. Tap the Options button  to the right of the track. 
  2. Tap Add to Playlist.
  3. Select a playlist.

To delete a track:

  1. In the playlist, tap the Options button  in the top right corner.
  2. Tap Edit.
  3. Tap the remove button  to the left of the track.
  4. Tap Delete to confirm. 

To delete a playlist: 

  1. In Playlists, tap Edit in the top right corner.
  2. Tap the Remove button  to the left of the playlist.
  3. Tap Delete to confirm.

iPad

  1. Tap Your Music on the left. 
  2. Tap Playlists
  3. Tap Edit in the top right corner.
  4. Tap Create new Playlist.
  5. Give your playlist a name and tap Create.

To add a track:

  1. Tap the Options button  to the right of the track. 
  2. Tap Add to Playlist.
  3. Select a playlist.

To delete a track:

  1. In the playlist, tap the Options button  in the top right corner.
  2. Tap Edit.
  3. Tap the Remove button  to the left of the track.
  4. Tap Delete to confirm. 

To delete a playlist:

  1. In Playlists, tap Edit in the top right corner.
  2. Tap the Remove button  to the left of the playlist.
  3. Tap Delete to confirm.

Android

  1. Tap Your Library .
  2. Tap Playlists.
  3. Tap the New Playlist button  in the top right corner.
  4. Type in your new playlist name and tap CREATE.

To add a track: 

  1. Tap the Options button  to the right of the track.
  2. Tap Add to Playlist.
  3. Select a playlist.

To delete a track:

  1. In the playlist, tap the Options button  to the right of the track.
  2. Tap Remove from this Playlist.

To delete a playlist:

  1. Tap the Options button  to the right of the playlist.
  2. Tap Delete Playlist.
  3. Tap DELETE to confirm.