While listening to your friend’s playlist on Spotify, if you wonder about adding or deleting a song, you’re out of luck. Unless you have a collaborative playlist, you cannot edit it. However, you can copy all the songs from your friend’s playlist and manipulate them. That is more like combining or merging the playlist.
If you are wondering how to duplicate a playlist on Spotify, this article is for you. Read further to know the process of copying a playlist on Spotify.
Chances are that you are using a family plan and want to switch over to your account. The new account will not contain the playlist or the Liked Songs, so you will have to import it. You can copy the playlist from your old account to the new one by making your playlist public. The same goes for the Liked Songs list.
Before we move on to the process, it’s worth mentioning that the entire process that you use to duplicate the playlist depends upon the device you are using and the operating system it runs.
In this article, you will learn the process to:
- Duplicate a playlist on Spotify (Desktop)
- Duplicate a playlist on Spotify (Android & iOS)
Duplicate A Playlist on Spotify in Desktop App
Open Spotify on your desktop and visit the playlist that you wish to copy. In the playlist, press Ctrl + A keys altogether if you are using a Windows computer. In macOS, open the Spotify app, select the playlist and then press Command + A to highlight all the songs.
Note that the Ctrl + A or Command + A key combination works on all the lists in Spotify. You can highlight items on Liked Songs, playlists, artist pages, albums, and more on the selected page. If you are having difficulty using Spotify on your computer due to slow performance, you may need to get rid of the duplicate, cache, and junk files to speed up your device.
Once you highlight the items in the playlist, right-click anywhere on the selected songs, and hover your cursor to expand the Add to Playlist menu. Select Create Playlist option from the expanded menu to copy the playlist.
Duplicate a Playlist on Spotify on Android or iOS
In the Spotify app on your smartphone, open the playlist that you wish to duplicate. Press the three-dot icon available underneath the title of your playlist and select Add to another playlist.
On the next page, tap on the New Playlist option available at the top section of the screen. The New Playlist button will allow you to create a copy of the existing playlist.
For uninitiated users, creating a playlist can be challenging, particularly if you have never tried the app on a desktop or smartphone. A playlist on Spotify or any other music app is a list of songs or clips that you pay on a digital device via a streaming service. So, let’s see how to create a playlist on Spotify.
Create New Playlist on Spotify Mobile & Desktop App
To get started, you need to subscribe to one of Spotify’s plans – a free or Premium account. Once you get the Spotify app on your device, you can create a playlist on a mobile device, on a tablet, or on your computer. The playlist you create will sync across devices that you are using.
If you have a free version of the mobile app, select your Library and click Create Playlist. In the pop-up window that appears, provide a name to the playlist and tap on Create. In the next window, select the Add Songs button. The more songs you add, the more similar options you will get.
To create a playlist on Spotify in your Premium account on desktop, open the app and click the New Playlist option. Click on the + sign, and you will see a pop-up window, type in the name for your playlist and tap Create. You can then see the new playlist under Playlists on the left side menu.
Spotify integrates seamlessly with a wide variety of social media platforms. This capability has made Spotify one of the most popular and highly utilized music streaming platforms globally.
With wider integrations, Spotify allows sharing songs on Twitter, Facebook, and WhatsApp. Stay tuned to learn more about the process of adding Spotify music to Instagram stories. However, it’s only possible if you are using an iOS or Android device.
Add Spotify Music to Instagram Story
Open the Spotify app on your smartphone and select the songs that you want to share on any of the preferred social media channels, which is Instagram in this case. Open it in full-screen mode to proceed further. Now, tap on the Share button that you find in the right corner towards the bottom of the screen.
The Share button appears similar to three connected circles. Select the Instagram icon to share or redirect to the Instagram mobile app. Now, tap on the Select to button from the bottom right section of the phone screen and select Your Story.