Spotify allows users to subscribe and even create their playlists. But what if you want to keep your playlists private? Read on to find out how to make your Spotify playlist private so only you can see it.

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Spotify is a very popular music streaming platform. With millions of songs available, you can listen to all your favorite tracks whenever and wherever you wish. There's no doubt that Spotify has benefits for those who subscribe to their service. But what if you also want to keep certain tracks private? This article will show you how you can make your Spotify playlist private.


How to Make a Playlist on Spotify

Before we learn how to make a Spotify playlist private, let’s walk you through how to make a playlist in the first place. Here are some quick and easy steps to create a Playlist on Spotify:

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Step 1: Open Spotify and click Your Library in the top left corner.

Step 2: Click on Playlist under music.

Step 3: Click Create New Playlist.

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Step 4: Name your playlist and choose Track Order from the drop-down menu.

Step 5: Click Save Changes.

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You can now add the songs to your Spotify playlist via one of these two ways: drag-and-drop or right-click on each piece in your browser and select “Add to Playlist.” With that said, let’s dive in and learn how to make a playlist private on Spotify.


Make Spotify Playlist Private on Desktop

You may have created a Spotify playlist of your favorite songs, but you don't want your friends or family to see it. These steps will guide you to make your Spotify playlist private:

Step 1: Open Spotify on your desktop.

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Step 2: Sign in to Spotify using your Spotify account email address or phone number.

Step 3: Click on the Playlist you want to make private

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Step 4: Click on the Three Dots in the top right corner of the playlist page

Step 5: Click “Make Private.”

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Step 6: A pop-up will appear asking you to confirm. Click “Ok” and your playlist is now private.

Once you've made a playlist private, only you will be able to view or play it. If you want to make the playlist public again, follow the same steps and select “Make Public” instead.


Make the Spotify Playlist Private on Your Phone

If you access Spotify via the mobile app, you also have the choice of making your playlist private: Here’s how:

Step 1: Open the Spotify app and go to Your Library

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Step 2: Select the playlist you want to make private.

Step 3: Tap the Three Dots in the top right corner of the screen.

Step 4: Scroll down and tap “Make Private“.

Step 5: A pop-up will appear asking you to confirm that you want to make the playlist private. Tap “Ok“. Now, only people who have the link to the playlist will be able to access it. Note that the steps are the same both on Android and iOS powered mobile devices.

Once you've made your playlist private, only people who have the direct link to the playlist will be able to access it.


FAQ

Q. Can You Share a Private Playlist on Spotify?

Yes, you can share a private playlist on Spotify. If you want to share a private playlist on Spotify, follow these steps: Open the Spotify app and tap on the menu (three vertical dots) in the top left corner of the screen. Choose Share. It will create a link you can share with other people who have access to your account and follow those on Spotify so they can also access your private playlist. You can either share by messaging or by copying the link. You should know that the share link is only valid for 24 hours.

Q. Do My Followers See My Private Playlist on Spotify?

If you've created a private playlist, only you will be able to access it. Your followers will not be able to see or play the playlist. However, if you share your Spotify account with someone following you, that person will be able to view the playlist.

Q. Can You Know if Followers Are Listening to Your Playlist?

You can't see who is following or listening to a playlist that you've marked as private. There are a few ways to tell if your playlist is being played. For starters, you'll see a play count next to each song in the playlist. If someone plays one of your songs, the play count will increase. Additionally, if you have Spotify Premium, you can view real-time listener information for any public song or playlist by opening the “Listeners” tab on the desktop app.


Conclusion

Now you know how to make your Spotify playlist private. Only you can access it. Similarly, you can choose to make it public whenever you wish. That being said, we wrap up this post.