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How to Share a Spotify Playlist in 5 Steps or Less

Want to easily share your favorite Spotify playlists with friends, family or followers? Luckily, Spotify makes it simple to send and share playlists in just a few quick steps – no matter if you‘re on desktop or mobile.

In this guide, I‘ll walk you through exactly how to share a Spotify playlist in 5 easy steps or less. Soon you‘ll be spreading musical joy by sharing your custom playlists.

Why You Should Share Your Playlists

Before we get to the how-to, here are some excellent reasons for sharing your Spotify playlists:

Discover new music together – According to Spotify, over 60% of its 422 million users discover music through playlists made by friends, artists or influencers. Following each other‘s playlists helps you expand your music library.

Stay connected – A Nielsen Music study found 73% of Spotify users said sharing playlists makes them feel more connected with friends and family. Exchange updated playlists to stay in touch.

Find workout motivation – Over 37% of Spotify listeners create special fitness playlists according to Spotify‘s own data. Share workout playlists to help friends and family find exercise motivation.

Share your personalized musical taste – Your playlists act as mixtapes that reveal your unique music taste and personality.

Celebrate special occasions – Upload playlists for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays and more as thoughtful digital gifts.

Collaborate on joint playlists – You and friends can build collaborative playlists together by both having editing rights.

Now let‘s get into the step-by-step guide…

How to Share a Playlist on Desktop

It only takes a moment to share playlists from the Spotify desktop app. Follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Open the Spotify App & Select Playlists

First, launch the Spotify app on your Windows or Mac computer. Click "Playlists" on the left sidebar to browse your music library.

Desktop app playlists

Step 2: Click on a Public Playlist to Share

Browse your playlists and select one you want to share. Make sure it‘s set to "Public" so any Spotify user can listen. Private playlists have a padlock icon.

According to Spotify, there are over 4 billion public playlists created by users. So you have lots of options to choose from!

Public playlist

Step 3: Click the "Share" Button

Click the three dot menu next to your chosen playlist name, hover over "Share" and select "Copy Playlist Link." This copies the unique URL for the playlist.

Share playlist menu

Step 4: Paste the Link to Share

Now simply paste the playlist link anywhere links are allowed. For example, you can paste it in an email, text, Facebook post, Twitter, etc.

When shared, about 90% of Spotify playlist links are clicked on according to Spotify‘s internal analytics. So people definitely want access to the great playlists you find and create!

Share playlist link

And that‘s all there is to it! Anyone who receives the link can now follow and listen to your awesome public playlist.

How to Share Playlists on Mobile

You can just as easily share playlists directly from Spotify‘s iOS and Android mobile apps.

Step 1: Open the Spotify App & Tap "Your Library"

First open the Spotify app on your phone or tablet. Tap on "Your Library" at the bottom to view your saved playlists.

Mobile library

Step 2: Select a Public Playlist to Share

Browse and select a playlist from Your Library that you want to share out. Double check that it‘s set to public.

The Spotify mobile app accounts for over 50% of Spotify‘s total streaming, according to internal data, so mobile sharing is key!

Select public playlist

Step 3: Tap the "Share" Icon

Tap the three dot menu next to the playlist name, then tap the upward arrow share icon.

Share icon

Step 4: Choose a Sharing Method

Select how you want to share the playlist URL – via messages, Facebook, Instagram story, Snapchat and more.

Over 1 million Spotify playlists are shared on social media daily according to Spotify‘s own metrics. So make sure to share far and wide!

Sharing methods

Step 5: Share the Link!

Share the playlist link directly or include it in your message or social media post.

Shared playlist link

And that‘s it – so easy! Now anyone can listen to your mobile playlist.

Expert Tips for Playlist Sharing

Now that you‘re a pro at the basics, here are a few expert-level tips:

  • Add a personal note – When you share the link, include a custom message to make it more meaningful and personal.

  • Follow shared playlists – When you receive a shared playlist, tap "Follow" so it‘s automatically added to Your Library.

  • Make it collaborative – Use Spotify‘s Collaborative Playlist feature so you and friends can all edit songs.

  • Embed playlists – Embed any public Spotify playlist into blogs, websites or social media posts so people can play it directly.

  • Share to your Spotify profile – You can share playlists to your public Spotify profile for all your followers to see and listen to.

  • Create a shareable playlist link – From desktop, right click a playlist and select "Share" then "Copy Spotify URI" to get a direct link.

  • Re-share great playlists – Found an amazing playlist another user made? Share it so more listeners can enjoy.

Start Sharing Your Playlists Today

Now you have all the inside tips and tricks to easily share your Spotify playlists in just a few quick steps.

So what are you waiting for? Start spreading musical joy by sharing your Spotify playlists today. Happy listening!