How to Create Spotify Playlist on Mobile or Desktop

Written by Tanja - Reviewed by Tijana Streaming / Spotify

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If you are fond of listening to Spotify music and want to learn how to make a customized playlist on Spotify, then you are at the right place. Whether you are after tunes that may help you with your sleep, sounds to entertain your children, or perhaps a selection of inspiring albums, heading to your local record store is off the menu right now.

That is where streaming services like Spotify come in, an app that offers the opportunity to collect, save and even share Spotify playlists with friends. It doesn't matter if you have the free or the paid version, Spotify allows you to make playlists that fit your listening needs and habits while exploring any kind of music.

In this tutorial, you will become a pro in making a Spotify playlist either on desktop or mobile, how to delete a playlist, how to edit that playlist and how to add and remove songs.

How to create a Spotify playlist on the desktop app

Easy peasy! You just need to take three simple steps for the desktop version of Spotify. First and foremost, you need to make a playlist, then fill it with your fave tunes and edit when needed.

Make a playlist

  1. Open the Spotify app on your desktop.
  2. Click on the New Playlist button, which is in the lower-left corner.
  3. Type in the playlist name in the pop-up window and add a description and image (if you want). Next, click Create.

This will take you to your newly created playlist and it will also be listed in the left sidebar.

Add music

1. Find a song you want to add to your playlist.

2. Click and drag that song to the title of the playlist which is in the left sidebar and you`ll notice a green plus sign on top of the name as you do this.

If you do not have anything in your playlist, there is an option to Go to New Releases. Actually, that is an option for you to find songs and add them to your playlist as well.

Tip: The more you listen to new songs, the more targeted the tune ideas will get and so Spotify will suggest songs at the bottom of the playlist along with an Add button.

Edit playlist

1. First you need to click on the playlist you want to edit.

2. In order to delete a song, click on the three-dot icon which is next to the relevant song and select Remove from this Playlist.

  1. If you want to reorganize the order of songs, click and drag them into place.
  2. If you want to make a playlist secret or delete it, just click on the three-dot icon below the playlist name and select Make Secret, or Delete.

How to create a Spotify playlist on the mobile app

In case you decide to use the free version of the Spotify app on your mobile device, these are the steps to follow in order to create your playlist.

Create a playlist

  1. Log in to your Spotify account.
  2. Tap on Your Library at the bottom of the screen toolbar.
  3. Tap the plus + sign icon located at the top-right corner of the screen.
  4. Type in a name for your playlist and tap Create

Add songs

  1. Go to your playlist and tap on Add Songs which is at the top of the list.
  2. Find a song you like to add
  3. Once you have found a song that you like, tap the plus + sign icon to the right of the song name. This will add that song to your playlist.

Edit playlist

  1. Open the playlist you want to edit.
  2. To delete a song, tap the three-dot icon next to the song and select Remove from this playlist.
  3. If you want to make your playlist private or delete it, tap the three-dot icon