How to Share a Collaborative Playlist on Spotify

Spotify Collaborative Playlist Feature Image (1)

For most of us, Spotify has long since replaced compact disks (CDs) and other hard-copy music mediums. The online music platform lets you search and play virtually any song, podcast, recording, or playlist. If you want to share a playlist with friends or family, you can do that too! You can even share a collaborative playlist so that your loved ones can help you add more songs to the mix.

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Sharing Your Playlist on the Desktop App

  1. Open your Spotify Desktop app.
  2. In the menu on the left, select the playlist you want to share and click to access it. (Note: You can also use the “Create Playlist” button to make a new playlist.)
Spotify Collaborative Playlist Desktop Playlists
  1. When the playlist opens, click “Invite Collaborators” (the silhouette icon with a plus sign) to create and copy a unique link to the playlist, which you can share with those you’d like to add as collaborators.
Spotify Collaborative Playlist Desktop Invite
  1. When you share the link, the recipient will be directed to join the playlist. From there, you will be able to control the access as a collaborator from the playlist menu.

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Sharing Your Playlist on the Spotify Mobile App

  1. Open the Spotify app.
  2. From the Home screen, go to “Your Library.”
Spotify Collaborative Playlist Mobile Homescreen
  1. Tap the playlist you wish to share from your list of playlists and albums. (Note: You can also tap the Create Playlist icon (the plus sign (+) in the upper-right corner of the screen) to make a new playlist.
Spotify Collaborative Playlist Mobile Library
  1. Once the playlist opens, tap the Invite Collaborators icon (the silhouette with a plus sign).
Spotify Collaborative Playlist Mobile Invite Collaborator
  1. Choose your preferred method to share the playlist, then wait for the other person to click the link to join the playlist.
Spotify Collaborative Playlist Mobile Share

Helpful hint: Do you have duplicate songs on your playlist? Find out how to remove them.

Sharing Your Playlist on the Web

  1. Go to and log in.
  2. In the menu on the left, select the playlist you want to share. Click to access it. (Note: you can also use the “Create Playlist” button to make a new playlist.)
Spotify Collaborative Playlist Web Home Playlists
  1. Click More Options (three dots) next to the Play button.
Spotify Collaborative Playlist Web More Options
  1. Move down and hover over “Share,” then select “Copy Link to Playlist.”
Spotify Collaborative Playlist Web Share
  1. Once you have copied the link, you can share it with others through email or any messaging platform.

Sharing an Individual Song From Spotify

  1. Open Spotify from anywhere and locate the song you wish to share.
  2. Press More (three dots to the right of the song), then “Share.”
Spotify Collaborative Playlist Share Single Song
  1. From here, you can copy the song link and share using your preferred method.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does someone need a Spotify account to join a collaborative playlist?

Yes, all users who wish to collaborate on the playlist will need a Spotify account. However, you can sign up for free, and users do not need a paid Spotify subscription to view or add songs to your playlist.

Can I remove a collaborator from a playlist?

Yes, you can! From the desktop or mobile app, navigate to the playlist where you will remove the collaborator and click on the list of collaborators. Next to each one, there is an option to remove a collaborator or user from the playlist.

Can I save a collaborative playlist someone else created to my library?

Yes, you can save any public playlists to your library, even if you didn’t create it. To do this, go to the playlist and press the heart icon to add it to your library.

Image credit: Pexels. All screenshots by Megan Glosson.

Megan Glosson
Megan Glosson

Megan Glosson is a freelance technology writer based in Nashville, TN. She has extensive experience working with everything from printers to smart home systems, and serves as the go-to “tech guru” for a small business that sells digital products. Megan has created thousands of articles for online publications and company blogs, including How-To Geek, Clean Email, and Review Geek. When she’s not writing, you will probably find Megan playing board games with her partner and two children or swimming in the pool. You can check out Megan’s entire portfolio on her website,

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