We show you how to make playlist private on Spotify using both the Spotify mobile app and the desktop app.
Some months ago I was also in need of making my Spotify playlists private so I found the super easy ways and trust me you can easily follow them.
So, let’s jump into today’s guide. And as always, if this guide helps you, check out our other useful guide.
Do you have some guilty pleasure songs, or are you planning a surprise party playlist that you don’t want others snooping around and finding?
I’ve got your back and will show you how to make Spotify playlists private using the Spotify mobile app and desktop app.
Why make a Spotify playlist private?
There are many reasons why you might want to make a Spotify playlist private. Maybe you’re working on a new playlist that you’re not ready to share with the world yet.
Or maybe you have a playlist that you only want to share with a close group of friends or family. I also had these reasons and that’s why I found an easy way to make a playlist private on Spotify.
Whatever the reason, making a Spotify playlist private is a great way to control who can listen to your music.
How to Make Playlist Private on Spotify mobile app
Many of you have your own reasons to make your Spotify playlist private and today I am going to tell you the whole process in simple steps.
Here are the steps to make a playlist Private on Spotify using the Spotify mobile app.
Step 1: Open the Spotify app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device, and then tap your library in the menu at the bottom of this screen. The Your Library screen opens.
Step 2: Tap Playlist at the top of the screen to see all of your Spotify playlists. Tap the Spotify playlist you want to make private. The Spotify playlist opens.
Step 3: Tap the three dots directly above the songs in this playlist. A menu opens.
Step 4: Tap Make Private In this menu, a window pops up warning you that if you make this Spotify playlist private, only you and the people you invite will be able to view this playlist.
Step 5: Tap Make Private.
When you make a Playlist Private on Spotify, only you and the people you invite can listen to it.
A message will pop up at the bottom of the screen letting you know that the playlist is now private, and you’ll see a padlock icon displayed next to the total playlist time.
Now, you may want to know How to Make Playlist Private on Spotify web app or desktop app. So, below are the ways by which you can make it happen.
Note: You can make this playlist public again at any time by tapping the 3 dots and then tapping Make Public.
How to Make Playlist Private on Spotify desktop app
Now, let’s go through the steps to make a Spotify playlist private using the Spotify desktop app.
Step 1: To open your library in Spotify, launch the app and click on the Your Library icon in the menu along the left edge of the screen. This will expand the Your Library section of the menu.
Step 2: Click Playlist. In this menu, you’ll now only see your Spotify playlist in this section.
Step 3: Click the Spotify playlist you want to make private. The Spotify playlist opens.
Step 4: Click the three dots directly above the songs in this playlist. A menu opens.
Step 5: Click Make Private.
This playlist is private, as indicated by the note above the playlist name. This means that only you and those you have given permission to can view it. If you want to make your playlist public, you can do so by changing the privacy settings in the playlist editor.
Again the main thing to be noted, only you and other people you invite will be able to listen to this Spotify playlist. You can make this playlist public again at any time by tapping the 3 dots And then tapping Make Public.
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Many of you may be thinking what if the above methods have been changed or the positions of options may be changed?
The answer is that all the methods that I have told you about in the above paragraphs are recent methods and they 100% work. So, go and make your playlists private now.
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Is it possible to make my private playlists public again?
Yes, you can easily make it public again by tapping the 3 dots and then click on make public.
Can someone also access my private playlists other than me?
No, only you can access your private playlists unless you share the link of your private playlist and give access to someone.
How to see other people’s private playlists?
The only way to see other people’s private playlists is to ask them for the link/access to their private playlists.
How to Make All Playlist Private on Spotify
These methods work for all type of playlists on the Spotify app and you can easily use them.